Willam Wallace is now at the forefront of Trinidad and Tobago football having been elected President of the TTFA on November 24th, 2019.
Wallace served as Manager of the National Under 23 Men’s Team in 2012 going onto become manager of the Men’s National Senior Team that went onto finish runners up in two successive Caribbean Cup Finals and made it to the quarter finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2013 and 2017.
The 60-year-old was born in Castara, Tobago and grew up in Moriah before spending much of the latter part of his life in Trinidad.
He has thirty six years in the teaching service, serving as Dean of Carapichaima East Secondary and retired from the service in September of this year as acting Vice Principal.
Wallace has been a long-standing servant of sport, also being a past Executive member of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board, Chairman of the Youth Development Committee and a past manager of National Under 15 and Under 19 Cricket teams.
He is also a former President of the Secondary Schools Cricket League and has served two terms as President of the Secondary Schools Football League during which time he was able to convince former Trinidad and Tobago World Cup 2006 Goalkeeper Shaka Hislop to come on board as Ambassador of the SSFL.
Following his election as President on Sunday Wallace stated his intentions, saying to the members, “Let me thank the delegates who made this possible by casting their ballots to support the United TTFA , and also those in the wider community who supported and encouraged us since we started this crusade to change the status quo and redirect our football. It is with humility that we thank you and promise that as we embark on this journey that we would be guided by you since we are cognizant that we are working on your behalf. The task at hand demands all hands on deck, and towards that end the door would always be open to you.
“As we peel off the layers going forward all our stakeholders would be made aware of our findings both the good and the bad. We would make mistakes along the way and we will take ownership, we would fall get up and dust ourselves off and continue the task, with the knowledge that the fall is not as important as the lessons learnt from it. For those among us who may not be happy with the results of the election and those who supported other candidates we respect your choice, but the election is over and your love for the game and the rise of Trinidad and Tobago Football should be your only focus now, and it is incumbent on you to willingly contribute to the rebuilding process. Like everyone else we will embrace you.”