Youth development in Trinidad, simply put, consists of tournaments and competitions. The Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL), Youth Pro League (YPL), Republic Bank Youth League, Next Level U-19 Tournament and Commissioner’s Cup are the main players in this arena. I will use the SSFL as the starting point of the …Read More »
Uefa banked €3.25 billion (TT$26.7 billion) in commercial revenue for its showcase tournaments last year. The lion’s share of Uefa’s money, €2.55 billion (TT$21 billion), went to the clubs that viewers switch on their television to watch. The Champions League, which involves 79 teams, got €2.04 billion (TT$16.7 billion) while …Read More »
The Eastern Football Association of Trinidad and Tobago is inviting football stakeholders, fans and well-wishers to contribute to a relief drive for St Vincent and the Grenadines to help the Caribbean nation recover after the eruption of La Soufrière volcano. Persons who wish to contribute can drop off water, rice, …Read More »
Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team forward Willis Plaza will spend the next month focused on winning a plane ticket to Lithuania, rather than Qatar, after he was selected in the 14-man National Futsal Team to compete in the May Concacaf Futsal Championship in Guatemala City. The Futsal Team, …Read More »
Guyana Football Federation (GFF) president Wayne Forde has vowed to do ‘due diligence’ on the eligibility of 36-year-old Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Andre Boucaud, due to the latter’s appearance as a late substitute during the Soca Warriors’ 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw with Puerto Rico on 28 March. Boucaud, at …Read More »
Barney’s bible: Does T&T player development follow best practices? Are our youth competitions helping or hurting?
A question on The Burdie and Barney podcast during our discussion with former England Premier League and 2006 World Cup goalkeeper Shaka Hislop lingered long after that episode was over: Have we been developing players? Or were we just blessed with talented players previously and, now, not so much? At …Read More »
In October 2020, former Trinidad and Tobago national youth team footballers Isaiah ‘Mal’ Garcia and Jaheim McFee boarded a plane at the Piarco International Airport with the intention of becoming professional players in the Egypt First Division. Six months later, both young men are rooming with relatives in London and …Read More »
“The days for Caribbean teams getting walked over by Central American and North American teams are coming to an end,” Dominica Men’s National Senior Team head coach Rajesh Latchoo told Wired868. “Now the Caribbean nations are getting coaches from within the region who are finding the culture of the teams …Read More »
‘Everybody In’: TTFA launches coaching webinars on science of coaching, player development, and parental involvement
The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) will hold a series of coaching webinars, beginning on 10 April 2021, under the banner of ‘Everybody In’, which will be open to all coaches from Trinidad and Tobago. The concept, according to the TTFA release, is part of its ‘ongoing efforts to …Read More »
The Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team will play for their place at the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup between 2-6 July, after Concacaf confirmed its playoff dates yesterday evening. The Soca Warriors play Montserrat on either 2 or 3 July at the InterMiami CF Stadium in Ft Lauderdale with …Read More »
The Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team remain 103rd in the world according to the latest Fifa rankings, which was updated yesterday. European outfit, Belgium, led all 210 football nations followed by France, Brazil, England and Portugal. Mexico (11) are the highest ranked team in Concacaf. The Soca Warriors …Read More »
Guyana women footballers: We’re fed up of systemic bias; why are our dreams less valuable than the men’s?
“[…] We feel the impact of years of systemic bias. We have been relegated to second-class citizens because of our gender even though our records and accomplishments are amongst the best across the Caribbean region. “[…] Imagine how disheartening it is to hear the men get paid for matches in …Read More »