Newly appointed CEO of the Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SporTT) Adam Montserin met with representatives of Trinidad and Tobago Pro League teams at the Media Room of the Company’s head office in the National Cycling Velodrome on Thursday morning.
Montserin and executive managers of SporTT sat with club officials to resolve funding and compliance issues that previously prevented the clubs to access their monthly budget subvention.
Present at the meeting were representatives of Central FC, Club Sando, Ma Pau Stars FC, Morvant Caledonia United, Point Fortin Civic FC, San Juan Jabloteh, St. Ann’s Rangers and W Connection. The SporTT Team provided guidance to the clubs on a wide range of issues including compliance with the Service Level Agreement (SLA) requirements and challenges faced by the clubs in earning revenue on a continuous basis.
Jamaal Shabazz, Manager of Morvant Caledonia United stated, “We do not intend for the funding to be viewed as a social programme so we would like SporTT to assist us with funding compliance and generating income.” Coming out of the discussions, seven of the eight Pro League teams represented received their funding on Friday, having provided the necessary documentation.
Montserin promised to continue the conversation in the New Year stating, “We would meet again in January to look at improving how we engage clubs and to further discuss the possibility of public-private partnerships to enable them to achieve their objectives.”