More Than $16M Disbursed By SporTT to NGBs for Fiscal 2024

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More Than $16M Disbursed By SporTT to NGBs for Fiscal 2024

National Governing Bodies for sport have received more than $16 million from the Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago for the ongoing financial year.
The funding has supported national teams, athletes and training and development programmes and past and upcoming events that benefit sport in Trinidad and Tobago.
Ten NGBs have received a total of $16,641,144.14 in disbursements, including the Aquatic Sports Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT), the T&T Boxing Association (TTBA), The T&T Cricket Board (TTCB), the T&T Cycling Federation (TTCF), the T&T Football Association (TTFA), the T&T Golf Association (TTGA), the T&T Hockey Board (TTHB), the National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAATT), the T&T Rugby Union (TTRU) and the Tennis Association of Trinidad and Tobago (TennisTT).
This support has assisted national and budding sportsmen and women in competing internationally and enhancing their development.
In cricket, Trinidad and Tobago saw success in the CG United Super50 in November (2023), and also competed in the Regional Four-Day Tournament, while SporTT recently partnered with the TTCB to host the inaugural edition of the Community Cricket Programme, which benefitted 148 girls and boys in developing their skills, and provided an avenue for talent identification.
Youth cricketers (Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19) were able to train for regional competition, while T&T is on the cusp of hosting the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup as well, with the Caribbean Premier League to follow in September.
The investment in CPL to date is $5,440,000.
SporTT also supported the T&T Open golf tournament and local rubgy teams at the 2023 St Lucia International Carnival Rugby 7s Tournament, where Trinidad Northern Rugby Football Club won the Men’s Championship.
Other sports funded included track and field (participation in the World Indoor Championships and Carifta Games in 2024); hockey (Hockey 5s World Cup, Pan American Championships in 2024); cycling (Elite Pan American Road Championships and Pan American Junior Track Championships in 2023, and UCI Track Nations Cup and Elite Pan American Championships in 2024); and T&T hosted the Concacaf Under-20 Championship qualifiers in football, missing out to Canada in their final match.
National teams also competed in the Carifta Water Polo Championships (USA) and the Goodwill Swimming Championships (Jamaica) in 2023.
Earlier this month, boxing brought home four gold medals and one silver from the Puerto Rico Boxing International Invitational 2024, and national boxers competed in two world tournament qualifiers this year.
Tennis, too, got notable support, hosting several tournaments, and competing in the Junior Davis Cup and Junior Billie King Cup (Santo Domingo).
TOTALS DISBURSED TO DATE (FISCAL 2024)
Sport
Total
Aquatics
$1,242,008.52
Boxing
$966,610.65
Cricket
$7,892,242.88
Cycling
$708,960.45
Football
$2,359,621.69
Golf
$191,127.20
Hockey
$1,045,371.87
Athletics
$1,255,450.23
Rugby
$113,153.16
Tennis
$866,597.49