Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Imbert: All national athletes will be fully funded

Finance Minister Colm Imbert has promised that all national athletes will be compensated for their recent achievements as well as upcoming games.

He stated that the government’s policy has provided outstanding dividends both for individuals and teams.

Imbert commended the recent success of the athletes who represented the country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the CAC Games, as well as the women’s national team who are set to participate in the qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup in October.

Adding that the national volleyball team is set to participate in Federation games in Japan, Imbert stated that Trinidad and Tobago is the first English-speaking country to participate in the tournament in Japan.

In all, $13,800,00 will be allocated to sport and youth development including areas such as upgrading the Hasely Crawford Stadium; the development and implementation of a national youth employment policy and an apprenticeship centre; the refurbishment of youth training facilities and conducting a national sport and recreational census.

 

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