Trinidad and Tobago: 19 young athletes depart for 2023 CARIFTA games at Bahamas

Nineteen (19) young Tobagonians are part of a team of sixty-three (63) track and field athletes who will represent Trinidad and Tobago during the upcoming 2023 Carifta Games

Trinidad and Tobago: 19 young athletes depart for 2023 CARIFTA games at Bahamas
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Trinidad and Tobago: Nineteen (19) young Tobagonians are part of a team of sixty-three (63) track and field athletes who will represent Trinidad and Tobago during the upcoming 2023 Carifta Games at the Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas. Coaches Arlon Morrison (Kaizen Panthers) and Don Dillon (Zenith Athletic Club) were also selected.

The 50th annual games will commence this Friday April 7th and run until Monday April 10th, 2023. Athletes, coaches and other members of the national contingent left this country at midnight last night en route to the Bahamas.

The team is hoping to top last year’s performance at the games which earned Trinidad and Tobago 23 medals including: two gold, 11 silver and 10 bronze.

Among the Tobagonian athletes on the roster are: Alexxe Henry (Zenith), Makayla Cupid (Zenith), Kaori Robley (Kaizen Panthers), Chloe James (Kaizen Panthers), Rasheeda Cave (RSS Phoenix), Lalenii Grant (Mercury), Jinell Campbell (Mason Hall PYC), Natalia Eastman (RSS Phoenix AC), Nathaniel Charles (Tobago Jaguars), Imanni Matthew (Kaizen Panthers), Diyonte Thomas (RSS Phoenix A/C), Jahaziel David (Mercury), Daniel Briggs (RSS Phoenix A/C), Kaleb Campbell (Kaizen Panthers), Jeron James (Mercury) and Kimani Kent (Kaizen Panthers).

US-based Brandon Leacock (Tobago Falcons), as well as Jamaica-based brothers Jaidi and Lebron James (Tobago Falcons) will also make an appearance. Event categories include: Girls U17, Girls U20, Boys U17 and Boys U20.

A small group comprised of the parents/guardians of Tobago’s athletes also departed from Trinidad earlier this morning in the company of Assistant Secretary with responsibility for Youth Development and Sport; Assemblyman Wane “Wasp” Clarke- Lambeau / Lowlands.

The Division of Community Development, Youth Development and Sport extended best wishes to all athletes participating in the 2023 Carifta games. The 50th Carifta Games Nassau, Bahamas 2023 Live Online Streaming. Nassau, Bahamas will host the 2023 Carifta Games at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. On Good Friday April 7, 2023 we will commence with an Opening Ceremony. “Come Gold With Us” as we see the best in the region compete in this annual event