Joe Public dominate 2009 awardees

2009 Team of the Year Joe PublicBmobile Joe Public were the stars of the night when the TT Pro League hosted its 2009 Awards at the SPALKERS Restaurant and Sports Bar, in St. Ann’s on Wednesday night.

The 2009 five title winners enjoyed a total of eight(8) accolades apart of accepting their Digicel Pro League Championship, Big Six, Toyota Classic and Digicel Pro Bowl titles leaving just  two special awards available in the senior division.

Public forward and captain Kerry Baptiste earned the top award of the 2009 Toyota Player of the Year and a Toyota Yarris to close off the night.

In his opening remarks at the 2009 Awards, TT Pro League CEO Dexter Skeene explained the importance of the league.

He said, “The TT Pro League is important because it allows people to use their God given talents to earn an honest and professional living. It also allows poverty and crime reduction.”

Skeene went on to explain, “There are those who would not receive awards, however their involvement were crucial to their clubs and should be applauded.”

Baptiste, a nominee in 2007 and 2008 for the Player of the Year award was also instrumental in the club’s Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation FA Trophy.

His 48 goals in all competitions featured 34 items in the League Championship that earned him the Golden Boot and Best Forward awards—giving him a hattrick on the night.

Joe Public had more to celebrate  with Trent Noel picking up the Best Midfielder award and Keyeno Thomas and Alejandro Figueroa who have both made the switch to Ma Pau SC during preseason getting the Best Defender and Best Goalkeeper awards respectively.

Another very influential characteristic of Joe Public’s successes last season was rookie coach Derek King  who was voted Coach of the Year while the club took Team of the Year after their five-titles performances last season.

The two remaining special wards went to Caledonia AIA of Morvant/Laventille for the Most Disciplined Team and W Connection’s Raymond McLean accepting the Team Administrator of the Year—for yet another time.

2009 Honour Role

Player of the Year
Kerry Baptiste(Joe Public)

Golden Boot
Kerry Baptiste(Joe Public) 34 League goals

League Champions
Joe Public FC

1st Runners Up
San Juan Jabloteh

2nd Runners Up
Caledonia AIA of Morvant/Laventille

Best Forward
Kerry Baptiste(Joe Public)

Best Midfielder

Trent Noel(Joe Public)

Best Defender
Keyeno Thomas(Joe Public)

Best Goalkeeper
Alejandro Figueroa(Joe Public)

Coach of the Year
Derek King(Joe Public)

Team of the Year
Joe Public

Most Disciplined Team
Caledonia AIA of Morvant/Laventille

Team Administrator of the Year
Raymond McLean(W Connection)

Match Commissioner of the Year
Boris Punch

Referee of the Year
Neil Brizan

Assistant Referee of the Year
Ainsley Rochard

2009 Youth Divisions

U13 Champions
San Juan Jabloteh

U15
Most Valuable Player
Shackile Henry(United Petrotrin)

Golden Boot
Shackile Henry(United Petrotrin)

U15 Champions
W Connection FC

1st Runners Up
San Juan Jabloteh

2nd Runners Up
St. Ann’s Rangers

U17
Most Valuable Player
Adisa Cumberbatch(W Connection)

Golden Boot
Adisa Cumberbatch(W Connection)

U17 Champions
W Connection FC

1st Runners Up
San Juan Jabloteh

2nd Runners Up
Joe Public FC

Youth Match Commissioner of the Year
Natasha Hinkson

Team Administrator of the Year
Debie-Ann London(W Connection)