The Honourable Olivia Grange, Jamaica’s Minister of Sport, Culture, Gender and Entertainment paid a visit to the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association’s Home of Football facilities in Couva on Tuesday morning, delivering glowing remarks following her tour of the venue.
Grange said she was thoroughly impressed with what she had seen as she was led on the tour by TTFA President David John-Williams and General Secretary Camara David. She was accompanied by Jamaican High Commissioner to T&T Arthur H.W. Williams
“I’m very impressed with the sports infrastructure that I see here,” Grange told TTFA Media.
“It’s important to invest in sports facilities for your athletes because our athletes are primarily young people and we have to engage them. They are extremely talented and so I am impressed with what is happening here in Trinidad and Tobago with the sport facilities that you have . I specifically requested to visit the Cycling Velodrome and the Aquatic Centre and then I was surprised when I came here to see there is also this fantastic build out of football facilities including a hotel,” she continued.
“I really want to congratulate the Trinidad and Tobago Government, the Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SPORTT) and the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) for this wonderful work that is being done. As brothers and sisters in the region I know that we can share best practices. I have benefited a lot from what I see here today.
“As you know, Ato Boldon is coaching Briana Williams who is our rising star from Jamaica so that collaboration and partnership already exist and we just have to build on it. I’m looking forward to more collaborations and maybe we can send our athletes here for training camps and Trinidad and Tobago can make use of our facilities. We have the largest sports college in the region, the G.C. Foster College of Education & Sport and Trinidad and Tobago can benefit from some collaborations with our training facility or institution in Jamaica. It is an opportunity for us to work together and I just want to congratulate Trinidad and Tobago for what I have seen. I am most impressed,” Grange concluded.
Photo at top of page shows Jamaica’s Minister of Sport Olivia Grange (second from left) next to TTFA President David John Williams, the FA’s General Secretary Camara David (right) and Arthur Williams, Jamaica’s High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago on the top floor of the TTFA’s Home of Football hotel overlooking the Ato Boldon Stadium and training pitches in Couva. Photo/TTFA Media.
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