Students graduate from Strength and Conditioning Training Camp

Caption: Most outstanding athlete: Republic Bank’s Manager, Market Intelligence and Segments, Shazard Mohammed, presents Kevin Duberry from Mucurapo Secondary, with his certificate of participation. He was also awarded a prize for the most outstanding student athlete in the programme. Maureen John, Secretary, Memphis Pioneers AC, is partially hidden in the background.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad: Thursday, August 28, 2014: Forty students from two of this country’s Secondary Schools, graduated from the 2014 edition of the Memphis Pioneers Athletic Club Strength and Conditioning Training Programme. The graduation ceremony was held recently, at the Memphis Pioneers Athletic Club Gymnasium, Fitzblackman Drive, Woodbrook, after the students underwent six weeks of rigorous training sessions.

The students, who attend the Belmont Secondary and East Mucurapo Secondary Schools, were endorsed by their Principals for having good character qualities. The programme which kicked off in July was aimed at establishing a high performance training centre for the development of elite athletes. It was targeted to young people, between the ages 13-16 years to help increase their flexibility, speed muscular, strength and power. It was also used as a means of redirecting the nation’s youth from negative influences in their communities.

In congratulating the young graduands, Republic Bank’s Manager, Market Intelligence and Segmentation, Shazard Mohammed, said the success of the programme was a sign of a promising future for our local athletic talent.

He urged them to use what they learnt to help cultivate their talents and abilities.

“I am sure that your journey over the last six weeks has you hungry for more and I hope to read positive and successful news about you in the future,” he said. He added that the sponsorship was more than a financial investment; it was an investment in our communities and nation. The Bank sponsored $106,000.00 to the project.

“We are well aware of the benefits of an initiative like this, both to young people and to the Nation as a whole, having immersed ourselves for a number of years in youth empowerment sporting programmes and initiatives – particularly with regards to football, golf, netball and swimming,” he shared.

Republic Bank’s support of the Memphis Pioneers Athletic Club, was through its corporate social responsibility initiative, the Power to Make a Difference programme- committed to fostering youth empowerment through sport and education. In attendance were coaches, administrators, trainers, officials and parents. Dr. Ian Hypolite was also present to assist in the distribution of prizes and awards.

Republic Bank wishes to congratulate the students who participated in the programme and wish them all the best in their future endeavours.

August 24, 2014
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