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Jun 16, 2015

F.F.B. Paid Stipend to McCaulay

Marlon Kuylen

In mid-April, the Football Federation of Belize took a hard line position not to sponsor Deon McCauley’s return to the Jaguars, but an ad-hoc team of supporters banded together to raise funds to defray the striker’s expenses while at home.  Those incidentals included a weekly stipend to keep Deon afloat financially while committing himself to the training camp.  Well, round two has come and gone and McCauley has more than lived up to the expectations of his sponsors.  We asked Kuylen what’s the pecuniary arrangement for the star athlete going forward.


Marlon Kuylen, Senior Executive, F.F.B.

“That is an independent agreement he had with the group so that is outside the F.F.B.   The F.F.B. gives the same amount of stipend to every player.  Fortunately, some of the players that work in government departments they still get their salaries which is one way that G.O.B. contributes to the program.  Others get the time off and then we have to kind of provide for them but as to stipend they all get the exact same amount.”


News Five attempted to contact fundraiser Dylan Williams today for comment, but we were unsuccessful.

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6 Responses for “F.F.B. Paid Stipend to McCaulay”

  1. Al says:

    A stipend. Thats what the millionaires can afford to give our star athletes. A stipend. Thats why i say, if International teams want to sign these guys, go get paid guys. Pave the way for others to follow.

  2. Jr says:

    How in the world will you pay all players the same? even if it is just a stipend. no great team or any team of caliber should accept that.

  3. CEO says:

    A Stipend! How stupid!

    Biggest BS! Pay all the athletes! Belize have talents that needs the support to develop. How the hell can they play to their fullest if they do not know where their next meal will come from?

    These guys need to be replaced with people who can think bigger!

    They are off to Honduras I guarantee!

  4. CEO says:

    These guys should get ramped up with the industry before they are allowed to make public statements.

    Having to go to work for the GOB is no support and then come to practice in never…who the hell is this pea brain?

    Then you will pay all your athletes the same? Really? On which team does this ever happen.

  5. chava1961 says:

    Totally agrees that our athlethes should be paid.
    They just play bc they love the game and then Bze gain fame.
    Something should be put in place. We are not a rich country but I am sure it could be worked out.
    Go Jaguars. Proud of you all

  6. fureal says:

    @CEO I wonder about you sometimes you seem to have a problem with everything. But thank goodness for channel five they seem to entertain you because they have their own agenda. If you respond I will not have a back and front with you cause you feed off attention and I will not give you.

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