SOME ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE MINISTRY OF SPORTS UNDER THE PEOPLE’S PARTNERSHIP GOVERNMENT:
Three national sporting facilities are scheduled
for construction: the National Aquatic Centre and
National Cycling Centre at Couva and a National
Tennis Centre at Tacarigua.
Local recreation grounds were upgraded at 13
locations nationwide. Works will be completed in
May 2012 at recreation grounds at a further seven
locations. The infrastructural needs of an additional
62 recreation grounds have been dealt with.
Works on seven regional and sub-regional facilities
have been scheduled for completion by 2013 – the
Brian Lara Recreation Ground in Santa Cruz, Irwin
Park at Siparia, Eddie Hart Ground at Tacarigua,
Cumana Recreation Ground, Ojoe Road Ground in
Sangre Grande and Penal Clarke Road, Penal; the
Northern Regional Facility (Phase 1) has already been
Held the Women & Girls in Sport Festival 2012 and
the National Aerobics Programme from February –
Community Sport Caravans were conducted in Toco,
Cumana and Mayaro.
The Ability through Disability Awareness Programme
was conducted in collaboration with the T&T
Paralympic Committee with respect to physical
activities for persons with disabilities in Tacarigua and
Tennis Academy Table was held at SWAHA Hindu
College for the communities of Sangre Grande.
Established a Sea Lots Development Programme:
Karate coaching programme and homework centres
targeted at primary school children.
Held a Four-Star Coaching Development Programme
and Academy for Higher Learning: Coaching
Education Courses for football, basketball, cricket
and development programme targeted at children and
Ball on d Sand: Beach Football Tournament held on
Maracas Beach for North Coast communities
St. Andrew/St. David Badminton Academy:
Badminton development programme for children and
teenagers in the communities of Sangre Grande and
Martial Arts & Kick Boxing Development
Programme: A collaboration with the T&T Kick
Boxing Council for the coaching of basic martial
arts and kick boxing techniques and skills targeted to
children and teenagers in the Chaguanas district.
Morris Marshall Freedom Cup: Football tournament
that brings together the communities of Laventille,
Morvant, Beetham and Sea Lots.
2nd Conference on Football Development was held
after the consultation, “Taking the Lead in Football
Development,” in November, 2011.
Approximately $25.4 million was expended on quality
maintenance and upgrade of sporting infrastructure,
Swimming pools, indoor sporting arenas, multi-
purpose stadia and community sport infrastructure.
Approved new mega sporting facilities to encourage
participation by every citizen in some form of
recreational activity. These will cost an estimated $736
million using a design-build financing arrangement:
i. The National Aquatic Centre at Mucurapo – $175
ii. The National Tennis Centre at Tacarigua – $140
iii. The National Cycle Track at Mount Hope –
iv. Three Multi-Purpose Sport Facilities in
Charlieville, Couva and Fyzabad – $165 million.
Successfully refurbished stadia and hosted Girls’
Under 17 World Cup.
Approximately $25.4 million was expended on
quality maintenance and25 upgrade of sporting
infrastructure, including community swimming pools,
indoor sporting arenas, multi-purpose stadia and
community sport infrastructure.
Approved the implementation of Phase II of
the programme of rehabilitation and upgrade of
community and sporting facilities.
64 Community Recreation Facilities with the upgrade
of 46 of the facilities at an estimated cost of $132.9
The rehabilitation and upgrading of 16 Community
Sporting Centres at an estimated cost of $1,044.3
million on a phased basis.