The first ever gender equal TTOC Executive is an important step forward if the TTOC’s Future is Female initiative is to be taken seriously.

Trinidad and Tobago has been competing in Olympic Sporting Competitions since the 1930’s, but to date a Team TTO sportswoman has never mounted the podium. During the same period, no female athlete has ever won a commonwealth Gold medal.

Read more: TTOC Enters A Bold New Era - Future is Female a Priority

The Brian Lara Cricket Academy can be developed as the cornerstone of a strong and vibrant Trinidad and Tobago sports industry.

Read more: Brian Lara Academy Huge Boost to T&T Sport Industry

BRIAN LEWIS, president of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC), noted that the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba “can be developed as the cornerstone of a strong and vibrant Trinidad and Tobago sports industry.”

Read more: Lewis: Brian Lara Academy could boost sporting industry

Its important for sport in any country for the respective leaders in the various sectors to have a sincere appreciation of the essential importance of sport and physical activity.

Read more: Volunteerism Is Key For Sport's Survival

I continue to lobby and advocate hard and relentlessly for respect and recognition for a sport industry in T&T. There are a number of engines that will power the economic growth of the local sport industry.

Read more: Expect a boom in women sports

The journey to become your best self is a process that starts with a decision to make a change.

Read more: Accept criticism with grace

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