From Playground to Podium- Shaping the future of sport

Port of Spain, Trinidad, May 4, 2018: In the lead up to the annual Tobago International Sea to Sea Marathon, which will take place will take place on May 19 & 20, a youth training camp was held at the Division of Education, Innovation and Energy, Dutch Fort, Scarborough, Tobago, on Tuesday May 1. Over thirty students from the Roxborough Secondary School, Mason Hall Secondary, Signal Hill Secondary and Scarborough Secondary took part in the session. The event was supported through the Republic Bank Power to Make a Difference social responsibility programme.

The event, entitled ‘From Playground to Podium’, was conducted by Maurisa Gibson-Bailey, Trinidad and Tobago’s only American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM-USA) and British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES-UK) sports scientist/exercise Physiologist, along with Dr. Barry Fudge, Head of Endurance at British Athletics.

The session, was aimed at promoting structure as well as provide a primary source of knowledge in sport training and development. It is hoped, that once this structure is in place, it will encourage and empower coaches and other sport officials, including athletes and students, to utilise mentoring and critical reflection to situate learning in practical experiences.

May 11, 2018
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