July 16th, 2022, Balmain Couva: The Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (SporTT) would like to address concerns from Water Polo stakeholders with regards to a perceived lack of funding support for regional competition.

The Aquatic Sports Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) submitted its final covering documents and budgets to SPORTT on July 1st, 2022, for the Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Confederation (CCCAN) regional Water Polo Championships. The competition is scheduled to be held from 19-27 of July 2022, which is only eighteen days after submission.

In its regular meetings with National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs), SPORTT emphasizes that we require three months lead time for funding requests. This is to ensure that all efforts can be made in proper time to get teams funded, booked and ready for travel.

Unfortunately, given to the untimeliness of the ASATTโ€™s submission, funding has not been provided at this point.

SPORTT remains committed to working with all stakeholders to ensure that all avenues for funding are explored. We also wish to remind NGBs of the importance of making timely submissions and conducting the business of sports in an organised and responsible manner.