15 governing bodies receive funding from the State
Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, Shamfa Cudjoe, yesterday (November 28), presented cheques representing a total value of eight hundred and ninety nine thousand, seven hundred and thirty six dollars and sixty five cents ($899,736.65) to fifteen (15) National Governing Bodies (NGBs). This contribution is expected to cover the operational and administrative expenses of the following NGBs: the Trinidad and Tobago Cycling Federation, the Trinidad and Tobago Hockey Board, the National Association of Athletics Administrations of Trinidad & Tobago, the Trinidad and Tobago Gold Association, the Trinidad and Tobago Gymnastics Association, the Trinidad and Tobago Sailing Association, the Trinidad and Tobago Netball Association, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association, the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago, the Trinidad and Tobago Boxing Association, the Trinidad and Tobago Rugby Football Union, the Trinidad and Tobago Volleyball Federation, the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board, the Tennis Association of Trinidad and Tobago and the National Basketball Association of Trinidad and Tobago.
In her remarks at the short presentation ceremony, the Minister assured the representatives from the various NGBs that the Government of Trinidad and Tobago is making a concerted effort to ensure that NGBs receive the necessary financial support which will be used to further develop our athletes. Guided by the Ministry’s values of integrity, democracy and accountability, the Minister urged the sporting bodies “to continue to submit their financials in a timely manner in order to ensure compliance in keeping with the government’s guidelines on accessing funding.” Chairman of the Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SporTT), Douglas Camacho, echoed the sentiments of Minister Cudjoe and also charged those in attendance to “find ways to make yourselves independent from the financial dollar of the state.”
The Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs remains committed to supporting efficient organizations which serve the needs of the athletes, while contributing to the development of sport in Trinidad and Tobago.
Also witnessing this presentation were; Director of Physical Education and Sport, Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs, Patrice Charles, Chief Executive Officer, SporTT, Jason Williams and Executive Manager, SporTT, Anthony Creed.