The doors of the North Eastern Regional Multipurpose Sport Facility in Sangre Grande were officially opened by the Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, the Honourable Darryl Smith, on Tuesday, 16th August 2016. The facility is the first of its kind in the north eastern region of the country and is expected to facilitate a wide range of sports and community activities.
The facility’s indoor space has the capacity to accommodate basketball, volleyball, table tennis, gymnastics and martial arts. In addition, the outdoor playing field can accommodate hockey and small goal football.
Addressing the gathering, which included participants of SporTT's Youth Sports Camps which began earlier this week, the Minister commended the work of MSYA and SporTT staff in bringing the vision for this long awaited facility into fruition. The Minister also announced his intentions to fully assess all outstanding projects and noted his satisfaction with the work being undertaken at the Brian Lara Stadium. “ I am pleased to announce that the work at the Brian Lara Stadium is almost complete and that project is expected to be completed this December,” he said.
In closing his address, the Minister applauded the performance of the nation's Olympic athletes and urged citizens to “ support our athletes, as they have worked long and hard to arrive at this juncture in their journey. We must treat them with respect and love.”
The opening of the multipurpose sporting facility is one of many initiatives to be undertaken by the Ministry to support sport development and to promote total participation in sport by the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.
The Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs