The Division of Sport and Youth Affairs stands committed to the expansion and development of the Tobago’s sporting landscape. To this end, the Division has collaborated with the Futsal Association of Trinidad and Tobago (FATT) to host the Let’s Play Futsal Caravan 2020. On Thursday 16th January the Caravan rolled into the Goodwood High School where it engaged 47 student footballers in the techniques and general rules of the Futsal. The Lets Play Caravan began on January 15th to 16th January 2020 and included Roxborough Secondary, Pentecostal Light of Life Foundation High School and Goodwood High School.
Sport Development Officer in the Department of Sport, Richard Goddard said, “The children have been energetic and the reception for Futsal has been absolutely fantastic”. Goddard believes that Futsal will be a tremendous developmental opportunity for football on the island.
Echoing Goddard’s sentiments, a visibly energetic student of the Goodwood High School, Antonio Blackman shared his experience on the Caravan. He said, “I learnt a lot from the practical session and I think the quick passes within Futsal can really benefit me while playing football”. Antonio advised other young footballers to play Futsal as it will be beneficial to their skills in football.
Present to facilitate training was President of the Futsal Association of Trinidad and Tobago (FATT), Jeoffrey Edwards. Edwards said, “The reception for Futsal has been tremendous thus far and the Caravan is part of the association’s strategic plan to promote the sport by engaging male and female footballers in our Secondary schools”. Edwards stressed that futsal can be used as the driving tool to improve the quality of football across the island.