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Student athletes prepare for National Track & Field Championships


The upcoming Atlantic National Primary Schools’ Track & Field Championships runs off on May 23rd at the Hasely Crawford Stadium from 9:00 am. The games allow the top athletes from the eight educational districts across Trinidad and Tobago to meet for a day of friendly competition.

Camille Salandy, Atlantic’s Manager Sustainability and Corporate Communications, reaffirmed Atlantic’s support for the competition describing it as an exciting event on the national sporting calendar. “Thousands of students from over 400 primary schools across the country come annually to support their teams, and display their sporting talent. The students engage with each other and the games foster a desire for the athletes to try to achieve their personal best. We consider the championships to be integral to our youth development strategy through sport and are thankful for our partnership with the Ministry of Education to achieve this.”

There will be 34 track events and 24 field events throughout the day open to athletes in varying age-groups.

Joseph Brewster, Chairman of the National Primary Schools Track and Field Association, said that the Association is pleased at the increasing caliber of student athletes. “For the past few years Port of Spain, Tobago and Caroni have dominated the finals and this year also promises to be very competitive,” said Mr. Brewster.

The Championships is managed by the National Primary Schools Track and Field Association, with support from the Ministry of Education and sponsorship by LNG producer, Atlantic. Atlantic has been the proud title sponsor of the National Primary Schools’ Track & Field Championships since 2011.