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Pitt to athletes: Belief can define future

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Greater collaboration among sport stakeholders will help elevate the sport sector. That’s the view of THA Secretary of Sport and Youth Affairs, Assemblyman Jomo Pitt.

Mr. Pitt was speaking at last night’s (February 6) THA 2019 Sport Awards at the Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort, where heptathlete Safiya John and long jumper Andwuelle Wright—both of Kaizen Panthers—emerged Sportswoman and Sportsman of the year respectively.

The Sport Secretary said the event is an important one on Tobago’s sport calendar. He committed his Division’s continued support for athlete development.

“[This event means] another year [of] acknowledging the contributions of our young athletes,” Pitt said. “[It is] virtually impossible [for them] to achieve greatness by themselves.”

“We at the Division of Sport and Youth Affairs will continue to partner with stakeholders and sporting fraternity so that they can live up to their fullest potential. Believe in yourselves. Overcome challenges and hurdles. This will define your future in the sport.”

Tobago YMCA Aqua Warriors were big winners on the night, snagging the Club of the Year and Sport Administration of the Year accolades, while head coach Mosiah Denoon was Coach of the Year.

Denoon expressed his delight with his club’s accomplishment. “I am happy. The team have worked really hard for the 2019 season and it’s great to see the hard work rewarded publicly. This reward shows the growing popularity of the sport of swimming. ” he said.

Many of Tobago’s top sporting personalities were on display during the ceremony, which also saw stalwarts such as Ignatius “Metty” Trim and Eric Hovell (posthumous) being honoured for their contributions. The island’s national athletes were recognised as well.

The ceremony was also attended by T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) president Brian Lewis, TTOC secretary general Annette Knott and National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAA) president Ephraim Serrette.

The THA Sport Award Ceremony is a platform for awarding outstanding contributions of Tobago athletes, sporting organisations and sport administrators. This year’s event was themed: “Origins…Reigniting the Flame”.

This is the second year running the event was supported by main sponsor, First Citizens, which was represented by Deputy CEO Business Generation, Jason Julien.



Sport Man of the Year

Andwuelle Wright

Sports Woman of The Year

Safiya John

Coach of The Year

Mosiah Denoon
Arlon Morrison

Sports Administration

Tobago YMCA
Aqua Warriors

Special Athlete

Sapphire Jackson

Sport Media

Tobago Sport Live

Sporting Official

Janelle Edwards

Community Sport

Programme/ Project

Ball Blasters Youth Academy

Secondary School Male Student Athlete of the year

Jaydon Scott

Secondary School Female Student Athlete of the Year

Kelelicia George

Primary School Female Athlete of the Year

Q’Jhea Stewart

Daija Reid

Primary School Male Athlete
of the Year

Malique Young 

Primary School Student Male Athlete of the Year

Malique Young 

Primary School Female Student Athlete of the Year

Daija Reid

Secondary School Female athlete of the year

Janae De Gannes

Secondary School Male Athlete of the year

Jaydon Scott

Club of the year

Aqua Warriors

Secretary Awards

Tobago Netball Association

Special Recognition

Akeem Stewart