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The following is a press statement from the National Football Coaches of Trinidad and Tobago (NFCTT):

The National Football Coaches of Trinidad and Tobago (NFCTT) put positive, pro-active governance on the front burner again this week, as its steering committee met with Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) president Brian Lewis on 5 January 2021.

Discussions with Lewis centred primarily around ways to improve planning and transparency in sports administration, and the potential negative social effects from the extended period of restrictions on sporting activity.

The steering committee was led in talks by Jefferson George, who was voted interim president on 20 November 2020. At present, Wayne Sheppard is interim first vice-president while Dernelle Mascall (interim second vice-president), Curtis Orr (interim treasurer) and Rayshawn Mars (interim general secretary) were also given portfolios.

The remaining steering committee members are Angus Eve, Clayton Morris, and Richard Hood.

The steering committee has already presented its draft constitution to the Fifa-appointed normalisation committee along with a letter of intent for full recognition within the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA).

Among other business, the NFCTT steering committee has also embarked on a Covid relief hamper distribution. Donations from members were put towards the purchase and delivery of hampers to ex-coaches football administrators and officials.

Next on the NFCTT’s agenda is a meeting with TTFA technical director Dion La Foucade to discuss the potential for synergy between the local football body and the coaching association. This meeting is carded for Saturday 16 January.

The NFCTT also met with TTFRA vice-president Osmond Downer, who offered valuable constitutional advice, while courtesy calls and messages of support were received from former coaching stalwart Errol McFarlane and veteran administrator Lennox ‘Bullets’ Pilgrim.

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Former national striker Ahkeela Mollon is the Technical Director of Women's Football in Anguilla.

She was appointed on a long-term contract, beginning November 1, with responsibility for developing the women's game from junior to senior levels. Her duties include continuous training of the country's Under-15, u-17, u-20 and Senior team, but Mollon told Guardian Media Sports on Monday she also started an Elite Programme which will be a feeder programme to the national teams.

At 36, Mollon who has represented T&T from the junior to senior level said she sees this opportunity as one to do what she always wanted to do and that is to develop the women's game locally and regionally, saying for the past six years she has worked with boys teams mostly.

Apart from her football academy in the Central area, which to date has been a much sought-after one, Mollon has also coached at Central 500 in the Central Football Association (CFA), Central FC under-20 team, Roytec in the University Football League, and at Chaguanas North Secondary in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL).

Her task is not limited to players only as she also has the responsibility to impart her knowledge and experience to budding coaches of the women's game there.

Mollon now joins another T&T professional Stern John, a former national striker who leads the T&T all-time goal-scoring chart who was appointed coach of Anguilla's Senior Men's team. "This is my first major job outside of T&T and it will begin a process by which I intend to live my dream of impacting women's football in the Caribbean," Mollon said.

She lauded the Anguillan Football Association for opting to recruit professionals from T&T and the Caribbean, noting that they easily could have gone for a technical director from the United States or Europe, but saw it necessary appoint her.

Mollon has had an impressive career dating back to her early years at Holy Faith Convent in Couva in 2004, where she progressed to the national teams and also played in the United States, Iceland and Sweden for Charlotte Lady Eagles (USA - 2008), Kvarnsvedens IK (Sweden- 2009), Djurgården Idrottsförening Fotbollsförening (Sweden- 2010), Stjarnan Women's Football team (Iceland- 2011), Afturelding (Iceland- 2011), and Kvarnsvedens IK (Sweden- 2014) for a second time.

Yesterday, however, it was a bitter-sweet moment for Mollon who said she would have loved to have been given the same opportunity in her homeland, saying: "I have played for T&T for 19 years and have played in Europe etc, but have never been recognized for my contribution. You know, sometimes your own country doesn't recognize you for the work you do but other countries do."

So far, she has been living her best life, doing what she loves to do the most while gaining the support by all on the island. Mollon promises to not follow in the footsteps of the T&T trend by beginning to train teams only months ahead of tournaments, saying "This is what they hired me for, to have continuous training and preparation of the teams for competition."

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