$794,936 in funding for 13 athletes and sporting organizations

Yesterday, Wednesday 3rd February, the Ministry of Sport and Community Development (MSCD) distributed $794,936.00 in funding to thirteen (13) athletes and sporting organizations at its Head Office, Level 20, Nicholas Tower, Independence Square, Port of Spain.

The Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister of Sport and Community Development urged all athletes and organizations “to use this time wisely for planning, capacity building, and training.”

She also urged groups to take advantage of the strategic planning and operations workshops that are being provided by the Ministry through SporTT, from February 11 to March 4. This initiative is intended to provide NGBs and NGOs with the tools needed for the long term development of their athletes and the management of the business of sport.

Of the thirteen recipients, five Elite Athletes, Andwuelle Wright, Machel Cedenio, Kyle Greaux, Sparkle McKnight, and Jerod Elcock received funding as part of the Elite Athletes Assistance Programme (EAAP).  The other eight recipients benefited from grant funding in support of their programmes and activities geared at fostering sport development, facilitating athletic performance, and engendering community spirit. These recipients are:

Alejandro John

Rhodney Allen

Memphis Sports Club

Forbes Football Visionary Concepts

Hills United

Bethel United

Mt. St. George Police Youth Club

W.I. Sport


The Ministry of Sport and Community Development remains committed to supporting our nation’s athletes and maximizing the full potential of sports towards developing our people, empowering our communities, and building our country.


Caption- Minister Cudjoe (from row, centre) with elite athletes /representatives of elite athletes for today’s cheque distribution. From front row: Ms. Janelle Elcock (on behalf of Jerod Elcock), and Ms. Paula Payne Ashton (on behalf of Sparkle Mc Knight). From back row: Mr. Kyle Greaux, Ms. Diane Cedenio (on behalf of Machel Cedenio),and Mr. Andwuelle Wright (right)



Caption- From left: Director of Physical Education and Sport Mr. Gabre Jesu Mc Tair, Alejandro John, MSCD Deputy Permanent Secretary Ms. Beverly Reid Samuel, and Rhodney Allen during the cheque distribution ceremony


Caption- Minister Cudjoe (front row, centre) with representatives from sporting groups for today’s cheque distribution. From the back row: Larry Brathwaite (Mt St. George Police Youth Club), MSCD Physical Education and Sport Director Mr. Gabre Jesu Mc Tair, Mr. Peter C. Lewis (W.I Sports Limited), and Mr. Alex Simone (Bethel Sports and Cultural Club). From the front row: Ms. Katoya Sandy (Hills United Sports and Cultural Organization), Mr. Karyn Forbes (Forbes Football Visionary Concept) and Mr. Errol Power (Memphis Sports Club)