FYPL: Jabloteh post trifecta while Eve debut with Sando U18s win

 Photo: Club Sando Under-18 starting line-up ahead of their Flow Youth Pro League 2018 clash with Police FC at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium training field on Feb. 18, 2018.

Angus Eve hit the surface running as new Club Sando Under-18 coach, steering the young Oranges to a 3-0 win over Police FC at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium training ground in Marabella on Sunday, the opening day of the 2018 Flow Youth Pro League season.

Nikel Rawlins opened the scoring after just five minutes before a second half quick-fire double from Isa Bramble in the 54th and 56th minutes made sure of full points for Eve’s side against Police.

“I thought that Police (U18s) were well-organised but we were also organised and were able to be more effective in our ball movement and created more chances,” said Eve, who is also Sando’s first team coach.

“Although they (Police U18s) played well, I believe we could have had more goals. It was a good level of team performance by our players and encouragement going forward.”

Eve heaped praise on team captain Kodel Frontin, Daniel Lake, Ronaldo Mc Intosh, Dillon Yearwood, “influential midfielder” Nickel Rawlins and double-scorer Bramble who he said worked tirelessly throughout against a Police U18 side that had first team coach Richard Hood on their side lines.

“It augurs well for the players’ development to see (senior) Pro League coaches and staff working with the younger players in the Youth Pro League as I am doing now with Sando,” ended Eve.

Sando, though, had to settle for a point against the Blues in both the Under-14 and Under-16 divisions with the U14s, coached by Wayne Caesar, playing to a 1-1 draw after Anthony Williams levelled Police’s early lead through Jovonn Gomes before the U16s, coached by Keon Trim, battled to a 0-0 stalemate against the visitors.
Photo: St. Ann’s Rangers Under-16 squad ahead of their Flow Youth Pro League 2018 clash with Police FC at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium training field on Feb. 18, 2018.
Eve’s ex-club and reigning triple-triple champions San Juan Jabloteh were the only club to post wins in all three divisions through play yesterday while W Connection and St. Ann’s Rangers did so by virtue of wins by default over North East Stars and Central FC respectively.

Jabloteh, who achieved the extraordinary record of a third straight sweep of all three divisions in the FYPL last season, came from behind to defeat Defence Force 3-1 in the U14s at Trinity College East, then enjoyed a 3-0 win in the U16 division with Nathaniel James, who banged in a monstrous record-achieving 40 goals last season, scoring his team’s third and final goal.

Trevin Moore later scored five minutes from time to complete Jabloteh’s perfect day with a narrow 1-0 win over Defence Force in the U18 division at the Trincity venue.
Photo: Upcoming Flow Youth Pro League 2018 Match Day Two Fixtures.
Jabloteh will host Morvant Caledonia United next Sunday at San Juan North Secondary, while Club Sando must visit W Connection at the Ato Boldon Stadium main field.

W Connection picked up all three wins against North East Stars without a kick of the ball while Rangers, who defeated Central 3-1 in the U14s and 1-0 in the U16s, picked up their U18 win by default.

In other opening day results Morvant Caledonia defeated Point Fortin Civic 4-2 in the U14 division at Barataria Oval but surrendered full points to the southerners by default.

Flow Youth Pro League 2018
Full Round One Match Day One Results and Standings.
Under-14 Division Results
Central FC 1 (Malachi Webb 50’) vs St. Ann’s Rangers 3 (Fitzdarrel Seales 9’, 64’, Thassius Devenish 45’ pen.), at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium training field;

Club Sando 1 (Anthony Williams 15’) vs Police FC 1 (Jovonn Gomes 3’), at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium training field;

Defence Force FC 1 (Jean-Pierre Reyes 6’) vs San Juan Jabloteh 3 (Nkosi Ambrose 13’, Josiah Shadee 63’, Jahiem Faustin 65’), at Trinity College East, Trincity;


Morvant Caledonia United 4 (Josiah Wilson 7’, Abdul Quddoos Hypolite 12’, Terrell Gibson 20’, Christian Bailey 65’) vs Point Fortin Civic 2 (Jalen Redman 39’, 55’), at Barataria Oval;

North East Stars 0 vs W Connection 3
(W Connection won by default).

Flow Youth Pro League 2018

Under-18 Standings

#

Team

MP

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

1

W Connection

1

1

0

0

3

0

3

3

2

Morvant Caledonia Utd

1

1

0

0

4

2

2

3

3

San Juan Jabloteh

1

1

0

0

3

1

2

3

4

St. Ann’s Rangers

1

1

0

0

3

1

2

3

5

Club Sando

1

0

1

0

1

1

0

1

6

Police FC

1

0

1

0

1

1

0

1

7

Point Fortin Civic

1

0

0

1

2

4

-2

0

8

Central FC

1

0

0

1

1

3

-2

0

9

Defence Force FC

1

0

0

1

1

3

-2

0

10

North East Stars

1

0

0

1

0

3

-3

0


Under-16 Division Results
Central FC 0 vs St. Ann’s Rangers 1 (Shavon Guy 50’), at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium training field;

Club Sando 0 vs Police FC 0, at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium training field;

Defence Force FC 0 vs San Juan Jabloteh 3 (Trent Weekes 5’, Jarique Williams 68’, Nathaniel James 80’), at Trinity College East, Trincity;

Morvant Caledonia United 0 vs Point Fortin Civic 3
(Point Fortin Civic won by default);

North East Stars 0 vs W Connection 3
(W Connection won by default).

Flow Youth Pro League 2018

Under-16 Standings

#

Team

MP

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

1

Point Fortin Civic

1

1

0

0

3

0

3

3

2

San Juan Jabloteh

1

1

0

0

3

0

3

3

3

W Connection

1

1

0

0

3

0

3

3

4

St. Ann’s Rangers

1

1

0

0

1

0

1

3

5

Club Sando

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

6

Police FC

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

7

Central FC

1

0

0

1

0

1

-1

0

8

Morvant Caledonia Utd.

1

0

0

1

0

3

-3

0

9

Defence Force FC

1

0

0

1

0

3

-3

0

10

North East Stars

1

0

0

1

0

3

-3

0


Under-18 Division Results
Central FC 0 vs St. Ann’s Rangers 3
St. Ann’s Rangers won by default;

Club Sando 3 (Nikel Rawlins 5’, Isa Bramble 54’, 56’) vs Police FC 0, at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium training field;

Defence Force 0 vs San Juan Jabloteh 1 (Trevin Moore 85’), at Trinity College, Trincity;

Morvant Caledonia United 0 vs Point Fortin Civic 3
Point Fortin Civic won by default;

North East Stars 0 vs W Connection 3
(W Connection won by default).

Flow Youth Pro League 2018

Under-18 Standings

#

Team

MP

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

1

Club Sando

1

1

0

0

3

0

3

3

2

Point Fortin Civic

1

1

0

0

3

0

3

3

3

St. Ann’s Rangers

1

1

0

0

3

0

3

3

4

W Connection

1

1

0

0

3

0

3

3

5

San Juan Jabloteh

1

1

0

0

1

0

1

3

6

Defence Force FC

1

0

0

1

0

1

-1

0

7

Morvant Caledonia Utd.

1

0

0

1

0

3

-3

0

8

Central FC

1

0

0

1

0

3

-3

0

9

North East Stars

1

0

0

1

0

3

-3

0

10

Police FC

1

0

0

1

0

3

-3

0


Upcoming fixtures

Flow Youth Pro League 2018

Round One Match Day Two

Sunday 25 February 2018

Home

Away

Venue

U-14

U-16

U-18

St. Ann’s Rangers

Point Fortin Civic

St. Augustine Senior Secondary

10am

2pm

4pm

Police FC

Defence Force FC

Frederick Settlement Ground, Caroni

10am

2pm

4pm

San Juan Jabloteh

Morvant Caledonia

San Juan North Secondary

10am

 

 

W Connection

Club Sando

Ato Boldon Stadium (Main Field)

10am

2pm

4pm

Flow Youth Pro League is environment where true development can take place says Skeene

Photo: TT Pro League CEO Dexter Skeene and Mrs. Cindy-Ann Gatt, Director of Marketing at Flow, are joined by a group of Flow Youth Pro League players during a photocall at the launch of the Flow YPL 2018 season at the VIP Lounge of the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Jan. 31, 2018.
The Flow Youth Pro League will, for the first time, include a knockout competition within its 2018 calendar which runs from February 18 through to May 27.

This along with increased television coverage by WI Sports (Flow channel 14) and heightened social media involvement were revealed during the Flow Youth Pro League 2018 launch on Wednesday at the VIP Lounge of the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain.

“[The Flow Youth Pro League] is an environment where true development can take place,” said Pro League CEO Dexter Skeene during his opening remarks. “(…) as there is a week between games where recovery of the players can take place and most importantly coaching and preparation for the next weekend’s game. This Flow Youth Pro League attracts the best talent in the country and is structured in such a way to ensure greater competitiveness.”

A combined thirty teams representing the ten (10) Pro League clubs (Central FC, Club Sando, Defence Force FC, Morvant Caledonia United, North East Stars, Point Fortin Civic, Police FC, San Juan Jabloteh, St. Ann's Rangers and W Connection), will compete across three divisions: Under-14, Under-16 and Under-18 every Sunday from 10am2pmand 4pm respectively.

The league format, however, has been truncated to one round (February 18 – April 22) before second phase of the season (April 29 – May 27) features the inaugural knockout.

Last season Jabloteh produced the triple-triple, setting a new benchmark by becoming the first club to win all three divisions of the Flow Y-League three years in a row.

“The Flow Youth Pro League will continue to have a dynamic approach to youth football in T&T,” explained Skeene. “We will afford teams this year the opportunity to play two competitions and so be in line to win two competitions. This will bring further interest and generate excitement to the Flow Youth Pro League brand.

“Most importantly, the Flow Youth League will once again be on your television screens, weekly developing personalities and creating stars of the future.

“[And] in keeping with the modern environment and the modern youth, the space in which this generation operates is social media and accordingly the Flow Youth Pro League will focus a lot on a social media and awareness strategy. This year the League will continue to utilize social media to bring awareness and generate increased support for the Flow Youth Pro League. Each week the Flow Youth Pro League will offer awards to individuals who post the best pictures and videos of the games played every Sunday. This in my view is to build the fan base in the medium and short term. The Flow Youth Pro League is an important aspect of the TT Pro League achieving its goals in the medium and long term.”

Skeene also reminded that the Flow Youth Pro League continues to be a major supplier of players to Trinidad and Tobago Youth National Teams. “So we must use it to transform youth football in T&T and it is only fitting because the TT Pro League is the highest level in the football pyramid in T&T.

“Our goal is to continue to make the Flow Youth Pro League a compelling and attractive sports property which is cherished, admired and supported by all the youth. They must crave and want to play in it, support it and follow it. This will help build the fan base of the League. We can’t underestimate the value of this Youth Pro League, it mirrors the senior Pro League.”

The PL CEO said the Flow Youth Pro League is not only a development tool for the players but also important for young match commissioners, referees, coaches, trainers, managers and administrators.

Skeene commended Flow, now in their third year of sponsorship, for understanding the vision, mission and purpose of the Pro League's Youth programme.

He said the continued involvement of all clubs also affirms the Pro League’s unwavering faith in the talent and potential of the youth of the nation.

“Given these challenging economic times in Trinidad and Tobago, now more than ever, it is important to keep our young people motivated and confident in the system, the leaders and their future. Finding the right channels for our youth to fulfill their potential is critical at this juncture. What to me is most important is that the development of the youth of the country and the development of the people can never be in recession,” added the former Trinidad and Tobago footballer.

“This is one aspect of my job that I love the most,” said Cindy-Ann Gatt, Director of Marketing at Flow. “Through initiatives like this, we at Flow get the opportunity to invest in and nurture young talent.

“We are proud to continue for another year as we look forward to seeing talented young players touching the ball. If it’s anything like last year, I am sure we are going to have another great season, with our version of the international FA Cup – as spirited, determined young players give their all.

“While some may down cry the future of T&T football, I beg to disagree. Based on what I have seen, we are far from finished. At last year’s prize giving event, I said the Trinidad and Tobago football legacy is far from over. I maintain that to be true. The fact we have [30] teams participating this year, shows that these youngsters have not let up and neither have their coaches.

“When Flow signed up to become a partner with the Youth Pro League we didn’t anticipate just how rewarding this would be. As a partner, the YPL has elevated Flow not just from the perspective of brand visibility, but the partnership has reinforced our passion for sport and youth and the development of both areas. We are also glad to be involved in a partnership which promotes the development of young men in sport.”

Gatt said stories in media are heart-breaking especially as young men are involved in some of the darkest of acts. She believes the Youth Pro League is a safe place for our young men to learn about self-care, brotherhood, respect, teamwork, strategy and peace. She said the real battle should be on the football field. “A goal scored is a celebration of persistence. A skate tackle or a red card is a life lesson to learn. A game loss offers the opportunity to do better the next time.”

 

Date

Round

Match Day

Time U14

Time U16

Time U18

Home Team

Away Team

Venue

FEBRUARY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18/02/2018

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Central FC

St. Ann's Rangers

 

 

1

2

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

North East Stars

W Connection

 

 

1

3

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Club Sando

Police FC

 

 

1

4

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Defence Force

San Juan Jabloteh

 

 

1

5

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Caledonia AIA

Point Fortin Civic

 

25/02/2018

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

6

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

St. Ann’s Rangers

Point Fortin Civic

 

 

1

7

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

San Juan Jabloteh

Caledonia AIA

 

 

1

8

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Police FC

Defence Force

 

 

1

9

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

W Connection FC

Club Sando

 

 

1

10

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Central FC

North East Stars

 

MARCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/03/18

1

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

11

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

North East Stars

St. Ann’s Rangers

 

 

1

12

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Club Sando 

Central FC

 

 

1

13

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Defence Force

W Connection

 

 

1

14

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Caledonia AIA

Police FC

 

 

1

15

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Point Fortin Civic

San Juan Jabloteh

 

11/03/18

1

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

16

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

St. Ann’s Rangers

San Juan Jabloteh

 

 

1

17

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Police FC

Point Fortin Civic

 

 

1

18

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

W Connection

Caledonia AIA

 

 

1

19

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Central FC

Defence Force

 

 

1

20

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

North East Stars

Club Sando

 

18/03/18

1

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

21

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

San Juan Jabloteh

Police FC

 

 

1

22

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Point Fortin Civic

W Connection

 

 

1

23

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Caledonia AIA

Central FC

 

 

1

24

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Defence Force

North East Stars

 

 

1

25

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Club Sando

St. Ann’s Rangers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Round

Match Day

Time U14

Time U16

Time U18

Home Team

Away Team

Venue

MARCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/03/18

1

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

26

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

W Connection

San Juan Jabloteh

 

 

1

27

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Central FC

Point Fortin Civic

 

 

1

28

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

North East Stars

Caledonia AIA

 

 

1

29

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

St. Ann’s Rangers

Police FC

 

 

1

30

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Club Sando

Defence Force

 

APRIL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8/04/18

1

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

31

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Caledonia AIA

Club Sando

 

 

1

32

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Point Fortin Civic

North East Stars

 

 

1

33

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Defence Force

St. Ann’s Rangers

 

 

1

34

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

San Juan Jabloteh

Central FC

 

 

1

35

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Police FC

W Connection 

 

15/04/18

1

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

36

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Central FC

Police FC

 

 

1

37

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

St. Ann’s Rangers

W Connection

 

 

1

38

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

North East Stars

San Juan Jabloteh

 

 

1

39

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Club Sando

Point Fortin Civic

 

 

1

40

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Defence Force

Caledonia AIA

 

22/04/18

1

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

41

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Point Fortin Civic

Defence Force

 

 

2

42

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Caledonia AIA

St. Ann’s Rangers

 

 

2

43

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

San Juan Jabloteh

Club Sando

 

 

2

44

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

Police

North East Stars

 

 

1

45

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

W Connection

Central FC

 

29/04/18

 

 

 

 

 

KNOCKOUT 

QUALIFIER

 

MAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/05/17

2

2

 

 

 

KNOCK OUT

QUARTER FINAL

 

 

 

 

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Round

Match Day

Time U14

Time U16

Time U18

Home Team

Away Team

Venue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20/05/17

2

3

 

 

 

KNOCK OUT

SEMI FINAL

 

 

 

 

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

 

 

 

27/05/17

2

4

 

 

 

KNOCK OUT

FINAL

 

 

 

 

10:00am

2:00pm

4:00pm

 

 

 

  

Predictably, history-rewriting San Juan Jabloteh, Nathaniel James, Justin Araujo-Wilson, Jevaughn Humphrey top Flow Youth Pro League 2017 awards

Flow Director of Marketing, Cindy-Ann Gatt, far left, and TT Pro League CEO Dexter Skeene and Trinidad and Tobago men's senior team coach Dennis Lawrence, far right, join San Juan Jabloteh players centre stage during the Flow Youth Pro League 2017 awards ceremony at the VIP Lounge of the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain on Thursday 13 July 2017. (Photo courtesy Christopher La Borde / Authentic Photography)
San Juan Jabloteh scooped twelve of the twenty-five top gongs, including the Club of the Year honour, when the Flow Youth Pro League hosted its 2017 awards at the VIP Lounge of the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Thursday.

The San Juan Kings rewrote the history books, yet again, in the just concluded FYPL #wherestarsareborn by becoming champions of all three (Under-13, Under-15 and Under-17) divisions for a third consecutive time #tripletriplechampions and it didn’t come a surprise the club topped the awards ceremony.

Nathaniel James, Jabloteh’s U13 star striker, led with the division’s MVP, Most Outstanding Forward and Most Goals awards. Jabloteh’s Tyrell Wiley and Emmanuel John received the awards for Most Outstanding U15 Midfielder and Most Outstanding U17 Goalkeeper respectively.

Nathaniel James’ 40 goals in all divisions (39 for the U13s and 1 for the U15s) in 2017 also stands a new YPL record, smashing the amounts achieved previously by players such as current Honduras-based forward Jerrel Britto a decade ago, and 2016 U13 top-scorer, Justin Araujo-Wilson.

Araujo-Wilson, of SKHY FC—the adopted youth club of Defence Force, was also a standout among those honoured on Thursday. The now, almost-6-foot, Under-15 forward received the division’s MVP, Most Outstanding Forward and Most Goals (14) awards while W Connection’s Jevaughn Humphrey got the awards for Most Outstanding Forward and Most Goals in the Under-17s.

Che Benny, who is currently away on trial at Sweden’s Allmänna Idrottsklubben (AIK), was named the U17 MVP.
Hattrick: San Juan Jabloteh U13 forward Nathaniel James, left, and Defence Force U15 forward Justin Araujo-Wilson, right, show off each their MVP, Most Goals and Most Outstanding Forward honours with Trinidad and Tobago head coach Dennis Lawrence during the Flow Youth Pro League 2017 awards ceremony at the VIP Lounge of the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain on Thursday 13 July 2017. (Photo courtesy www.ttproleague.com)
“It’s a great feeling to motivate you to work harder each year and become the best that you can be, so that you can try to do better the next season and the season after that,” said Araujo-Wilson on receiving another top-scorer award.

“I’m working on becoming a professional player,” continued the Fatima College and Trinidad and Tobago Under-15 footballer. “…that’s my dream, and I won’t stop until it happens. It’s just to keep on working and keep on doing my thing.”


Winning another Most Goals award, however, came a shock to the talented forward, who missed more than half his team’s outings due to training and competition with the national U15 team.

“…to put the ball in the back of the net is (always) a good feeling in your heart and your soul, to know that you have contributed to the team,” Araujo-Wilson added. “This season I was actually surprised. I came out with 14 goals and (…) a good goal to game ratio to be proud of. I am truly blessed to get these awards.”

Araujo-Wilson also praised the achievement of new record scorer of a season, Nathan James, saying, “Nathaniel is an amazing young player, scoring 40 goals this season, and I can tell he has a great future in the Pro League and international football also.”

The pint-sized Nathaniel had a hard time balancing three awards during photocalls, perhaps far a contrast in the ease he had in banging in the goals all season. His warm smile, humility, and of course his ability on the pitch, however, could only mean more proud moments for parents Dahlia Pierre-James and Mark James.

An aspiring professional international footballer, Nathaniel already has a blueprint of his immediate, midterm and long-term goals. “Make the national U15 team then upwards. Attain eight CSEC passes. Play professionally abroad,” said the La Horquetta-born Queen’s Royal College student.

“I enjoyed (the) season,” he said of his successful debut season in the FYPL. “I enjoyed having the experience of the Pro League team; training three days a week and game on a Sunday. I enjoyed the experience of playing amongst many talented players.

“(Now) I feel proud of myself although I didn’t expect I would score many goals.”

Jabloteh secured the 2017 U15 crown, with two games to spare, on June 25, and a week later (July 2), secured the U17 title on the penultimate day. And on the final day, last Sunday, held off a sterling challenge by Police FC to record a staggering triple three-peat.

Pro League CEO Dexter Skeene applauded Jabloteh on “possibly (an) unassailable achievement”. The former Trinidad and Tobago footballer and coach told the players present, “…even though some of you don’t receive awards, you are all winners just by participating and making a decision to improve yourself.”

“I knew this FYPL was going to be a thrilling season,” said Cindy-Ann Gatt, director of marketing at Flow. “We have some of our best, most talented young players in a competition that is our version of the international FA Cup – spirited, determined young players, giving their all in every match. It goes to show that the Trinidad and Tobago football legacy is far from over.”

Gatt, who said her company wants to play its part in seeing T&T qualify for other FIFA World Cups, reminded players that there are a lot of lessons to be learnt on the field that would only make them better, stronger footballers.

She added, “When Flow signed up to be become a partner with the Youth Pro League we didn't anticipate just how rewarding this would be. As a partner, the YPL has elevated Flow not just from the perspective of brand visibility, but the partnership has reinforced our passion for sport and youth and the development of both areas. We are also extremely satisfied to be in a partnership which promotes the development of young men in sport; particularly when we are hearing disturbing stories about young men in our country. We hope we have been able to help you go in the right direction of self-determination and self-respect.”

Dave Weeks, Andre Morales and Gilbert Bateau, all of San Juan Jabloteh, received the FYPL Coach of the Year awards for U13, U15 and U17 respectively.

Weekes, who has served Jabloteh for almost two decades, and Bateau were also recognized for their contribution to football youth football along with club chairman Jerry Hospedales and team administrator Phillip Fraser. W Connection longstanding U13 coach and former national footballer, Leonson Lewis, was also recognised for his contribution to youth football while team administrator Debbie-Ann Harewood received the FYPL Administrator of the Year award. 

Flow Youth Pro League 2017 awards

Overall Team of the Year – San Juan Jabloteh

Under-13 Division
Champions – San Juan Jabloteh
Runners-up – Police FC
Third place – W Connection
Coach of the Year – Dave Weekes (San Juan Jabloteh)
Most Valuable Player – Nathaniel James (San Juan Jabloteh)
Most Goals - Nathaniel James (39) (San Juan Jabloteh)
Most Outstanding Goalkeeper – Jessiah Hercules (Police FC)
Most Outstanding Defender – Joshua Kesney (Club Sando)
Most Outstanding Midfielder – Molik Khan (W Connection)
Most Outstanding Forward – Nathaniel James (San Juan Jabloteh)

Under-15 Division
Champions – San Juan Jabloteh
Runners-up – W Connection
Third place – Point Fortin Civic
Coach of the Year – Andre Morales (San Juan Jabloteh)
Most Valuable Player – Justin Araujo-Wilson (Defence Force)
Most Goals – Justin Araujo-Wilson (14 goals) (Defence Force)
Most Outstanding Goalkeeper – Jasse Aguillera (Point Fortin Civic)
Most Outstanding Defender – Jabari Lee (W Connection)
Most Outstanding Midfielder – Tyrell Wiley (San Juan Jabloteh)
Most Outstanding Forward – Justin Araujo-Wilson (Defence Force)

Under-17 Division
Champions – San Juan Jabloteh
Runners-up – North East Stars
Third place – W Connection
Coach of the Year – Gilbert Bateau (San Juan Jabloteh)
Most Valuable Player – Che Benny (St. Ann’s Rangers)
Most Goals - Jevaughn Humphrey (10 goals) (W Connection)
Most Outstanding Goalkeeper – Emmanuel John (San Juan Jabloteh)
Most Outstanding Defender – Tyrike Andrews (W Connection)
Most Outstanding Midfielder – Jesse Williams (St. Ann’s Rangers)
Most Outstanding Forward – Jevaughn Humphrey (W Connection)
Special Awards
Youth Match Commissioner of the Year – Cassie Moore
Team Administrator of the Year – Debbie-Ann Harewood

Outstanding Contribution to Youth Football – Jerry Hospedales (San Juan Jabloteh chairman)
Outstanding Contribution to Youth Football – Leonson Lewis (W Connection U13 coach)
Outstanding Contribution to Youth Football – Gilbert Bateau (San Juan Jabloteh U17 coach)
Outstanding Contribution to Youth Football – Dave Weekes (San Juan Jabloteh U13 coach)
Outstanding Contribution to Youth Football – Phillip Fraser (San Juan Jabloteh team administrator)

Special Appreciation
TV - Peter C. Lewis (WISports)
Print - Nigel Simon (Trinidad Guardian)

Triple three-peat San Juan Kings: Jabloteh complete Flow YPL 2017 clean sweep with U13, U15, U17 titles

Photo: Proud members of the San Juan Jabloteh U13 team ahead of their 4-1 win over Police FC in the Flow Youth Pro League at San Juan North Secondary school ground in Bourg Mulatresse on June 11, 2017.

San Juan Jabloteh finished champions of the Flow 2017 Youth Pro League Under-13 division on the final day, yesterday, becoming the first club in the history of the league to win all divisions of the YPL three times in a row.

The history rewriting 'triple triple' champion club won Under-15 division, with two games to spare, on June 25, and a week later (July 2), secured the Under-17 crown on the penultimate day.

And yesterday, the final day of the 2017 campaign, the San Juan Kings U13s, with a 2-0 win over Defence Force, were celebrating as champions too, securing another historic moment for a club that have lifted the bar once more.

Jabloteh U13s, a side on 12 straight wins, needed nothing less than another victory after Police FC, the only side with a shot at upstaging them for the title, went ahead by three points before kick-off with a win by default over Morvant Caledonia United at St. James Barracks.

But with a helping leg, Jabloteh went ahead in just the second minute against Defence Force though an own goal by defender Brendon Ramjattan, who inadvertently put an attempted clearance into his own net at the San Juan North Secondary School ground.

Half hour later, Tyrell Inniss, with his first goal of the season, cushioned the eventual champions 2-0—a result they took to the final whistle. Jabloteh (49 points) finishing ahead of Police on a superior goal difference (+88/+54).

Police, creditably, had given a superb run this season, but when the dust settled yesterday, only one champion team stood tallest. Ironically, Jabloteh, led by a double from this season’s record-smashing scorer Nathaniel James (40 goals in all competitions), had defeated Police 4-1 on June 11, overtaking the Blues for top spot and held on till the end.

Yesterday, Jabloteh U15 and U17 champion sides also ended the season with wins, defeating Defence Force 2-0 and by default respectively.

San Juan Jabloteh technical director and senior team head coach Keith Jeffrey praised the work of Dave Weeks (Under-13), Andre Morales and Junior Neptune (Under-15), and Gilbert Bateau (Under-17) and for believing in the club’s philosophy.

“For a long time people will continue being envious of what we have achieved as a club,” Jeffrey said of Jabloteh, who won all divisions in 2015, then raised the bar by successfully defending all age groups in 2016, now doing so again 2017.

"As the technical director I have set certain standards that we are to work by in keeping with the Jabloteh philosophy," continued Jeffrey. "And its also great to see that even the new coaches (Andre Morales and Junior Neptune) have bought into the Jabloteh way, and together with the players we are celebrating an incredible achievement."  

All winning teams of 2017, will be honoured at Thursday’s FYPL awards ceremony which would also reveal individual top performers. But for the near two hundred plus youngsters that make up the San Juan Jabloteh youth programme, nothing can beat the new ‘triple triple’ record they have achieved.

 

Flow Youth Pro League 2017

 

Round Two Match Day Nine

 

Under-13 division

 

(Saturday 8 July)

 

W Connection 3 (Jaden Grant 16’, Levi Jones 29’, Aleem Mohammed 63’) vs Club Sando 0, at Union Recreation Ground.

 

(Sunday 9 July)

 

Central FC 6 (Giovanni Warner 4' pen., Romario Nelson 21’, 25’, 43’, 46’, Own Goal 62’) vs Point Fortin Civic 0, at D'Abadie Recreation Ground;

 

Police FC 3 vs Morvant Caledonia United 0, (Police won by default) at St. James Barracks;

 

St. Ann's Rangers 0 vs North East Stars 3, (Stars won by default) at St. Augustine West Secondary;

 

San Juan Jabloteh 2 (Own Goal 2’, Tyrell Inniss 32’) vs Defence Force 0, at San Juan North Secondary.