The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) will contribute over $215,000 in prize money to the Tobago Football League for its 2013 competitions, Assistant Secretary in charge of Youth Affairs and Sport Assemblyman Jomo Pitt disclosed at Wednesday’s post Executive Council media briefing.
The league will run from June 1 to November 30 on recreation grounds across Tobago. Most of these grounds have already been lit or are in the process of having flood lights installed.
Pitt said at the end of the season the grounds will be rested in preparation for the cricket season which starts in January 2014.
He also told the briefing that laying of the Mondo track at the Dwight York Stadium was on schedule and weather permitting will be ready for use in August. However, he said, an assessment of work on the infrastructure at the stadium was still to be done by a consultant who has not yet been appointed by the Sport Company of T&T.
Jomo said an Assembly committee will however be appointed to determine if the stadium’s infrastructure was safe for use in the meantime. He reiterated that the Assembly was spending $10 million on the track and field and was committed to fund part of the infrastructure works to be done.