TTFA’s Home of Football officially open
Published on 21 November 2019
TTFA President David John-Williams, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago The Honourable Dr. Keith Rowley and FIFA President Gianni Infantino during the opening of the TTFA’s Home of Football: photo by TTFA
Dignitaries, including Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr. Keith Rowley, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Concacaf President Victor Montagliani and former French international Youri Djorkaeff, were present at the November 18, 2019 official launch of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association’s Home of Football.
The 72-room facility adjacent to the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva boasts 72 rooms, including double rooms and suites each fully equipped with WI-FI and televisions, as well as a conference room, a cafeteria, medical room and team dining rooms. A secondary building houses two dormitories, a main kitchen, a dining room, changing rooms, a laundry room and additional coaches’ sleeping quarters. There are three full-sized natural grass pitches.
The project was funded by monies from the FIFA Forward Program. The TTFA intends to use the facility to generate money to funds its programs and to move closer towards self-sufficiency.
Infantino commended all of the people and institutions involved in the process and held up the project as an example for other territories to follow.
“During my last visit in the country two-and-a-half years ago all this did not exist, and I can only be thankful to the TTFA and to the government of Trinidad and Tobago for their work and support in making it possible. This state-of-the art Home of Football is a model for the region and a legacy for TTFA and for the youth in the country that is here to stay,” Infantino said.