TTFF PRESS RELEASE
RE: ATTACK ON ANTHONY HARFORD
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO FOOTBALL FEDERATION(Incorporated as the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association
by Act of Parliament No 17 of 1982)
6 Ana Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain, P.O. Box 400 Trinidad. W.I.
Tel: (868)-623-9500 (868) 623-3036//3475 Fax: (868) -625-8150 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org website:www.ttffonline.com
Tuesday Oct 9th 2012
The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation wishes to place on record its disappointment with the disparaging remarks made against Mr. Anthony Harford, Chairman of All Sport Promotions, during the budget debate in Parliament on Friday October 5th 2012.
The TTFF engaged the services of All Sport in July 2011 with the concurrence of the Ministry of Sport with a specific mandate of setting up a Marketing and Events Division to handle a wide range of services including,
. All sponsorship negotiation
. All Match management for all National Teams
. Handling a Marketing Secretariat with appropriate staff
. All camps, travel and issuing appropriate payments
. All Ministry of Sport Funding
All Sport agreed to reduce its service fees quote when advised that there were no funds available at the time. The revised quote was fifty percent of the original figure. The TTFF further confirms that it received from All Sport a full statement of accounts for the entire allocation of 11 million dollars from the Government plus an additional 1.3 million earned from sponsors, gate receipts etc. This document was presented on January 16th 2012 to the Ministry of Sport , delivered with a cover note requesting the Ministry to provide any queries, questions or suggestions within 3 weeks so that the accounts could be audited.
The TTFF is satisfied that All Sport has received only the funds agreed and that the company has worked tirelessly to improve the standard of administration of the game, through a professional and dedicated team.
The TTFF also acknowledges that All Sport has continued to work for the development of the Sport without further payment until the Federations’ position has improved. All Sport has funded four camps and travel for the National Teams in the absence of government or other funding
In the circumstances the TTFF feels the Minister should withdraw his statement.