Category: Sport and Youth Affairs

Youth Groups Unite

The unification of youth-based groups to further the development of this demographic on the island was the focus of a recent meeting. The Department of Youth Affairs, within the Division of Sport and Youth Affairs (DSYA), instituted a Director’s Round Table Meeting to facilitate cooperation and coordination of youth work on the island. The event…

A Sporting Pathway

Not since pro-footballer Dwight Yorke, has a Tobagonian athlete been sought by a leading football club. Secretary of the Division of Sport and Youth Affairs, Jomo Pitt, said he recently visited the UK to engage in talks with members of the Leicester City Football Club Youth Academy towards their participation in an Under-18 international tournament…

Cool Connections Programme

A Cool Connections Programme was launched on January 21 to encourage the island’s young people to make good life choices. Started by the Youth Department of the Division of Sport and Youth Affairs, the mentorship project will train young people to positively influence others to make the most appropriate lifestyle choices. “These ambassadors, in turn,…

Partnering for progress

Collaboration to effectively raise the level of athleticism on the island was the main focus for Secretary of Sport and Youth Affairs, Jomo Pitt, at the THA 2019 Sports Awards held at the Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort last week. Pitt stated that elevating sport is a team effort. “We all have to work…

THA Sports Awards this week

The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) 2019 Sports Awards will take place on February 6, 2020 at the Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort. Tobago’s top sporting performers who have demonstrated excellence in their respective fields will be recognised at the annual event. The ceremony celebrates the outstanding contributions of Tobago’s athletes, sporting organisations and…

Mixed Netball

The inaugural Net-Ash Foundation Mixed Netball League began on January 11, 2020 at the Shaw Park Hard Court. The league is being supported by the Division of Sport and Youth Affairs with teams competing for a $5,000 prize. Teams include the T&T Fire Service, T&T Police Service, and Mt. St. George Police Youth Club. The…

Female Leadership

Are you a young female leader? Do you know someone interested in opportunities for growth and personal development? The Young Women in Leadership (YWiL) is a two-day programme being organised by the Caribbean Institute of Women in Leadership (CIWiL) and ParlAmericas, in partnership with the Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago. The first-ever…

Shedding light on HIV/AIDS

Members of staff of the Division of Sport and Youth Affairs joined with stakeholders from the Tobago AIDS Coordinating Committee (TACC) to commemorate World AIDS Day 2019 – December 1st – at Fort King George in Scarborough. Participants held a candlelight vigil in support of persons whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS during the…

THA Sports Awards

Top athletes will be recognised at the annual Tobago House of Assembly Sport Awards. Hosted by the Division of Sport and Youth Affairs, awards given are in recognition of the island’s athletes, sporting organisations and sport administrators within the period December 1st 2018 to November 30th 2019 who have excelled. The deadline for nominations is…

London wins Tobago Cross Country title

Mark London of Zenith Athletic Club won first place to capture the men’s title in the THA/NAAATT Tobago Cross Country series for the second consecutive year, on November 17th at the Mt. Irvine Golf Course. London completed a 6km course (3 laps) at a time of 21 minutes, 23 seconds, while Jediael Walters of UTT,…

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