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St Fort, Jereem now Atlantic Sports Ambassadors

Yohance Simonette :: Newsday :: 25.06.2018

THE 2017 Pan American Under-20 100-metre champion, Khalifa St Fort and the 2018 Commonwealth Games 200m champion, Jereem Richards have joined the Atlantic Sports Ambassador programme and its mission to inspire TT's next generation of young athletes.

Toni Sirju-Ramnarine, Atlantic's Vice-President of Corporate Operations welcomed St Fort and Richards into the programme,on Thursday, and said their youthful optimism and confidence will help motivate primary schoolchildren to pursue their dreams in athletics and other fields of endeavour.

"Khalifa and Jereem are young, bright, talented and humble, everything a coach would want in an athlete and indeed everything a country would want in its representatives," Sirju-Ramnarine said. "Atlantic is proud to welcome our newest Sports Ambassadors, bright stars with a bright future ahead of them, and we look forward to partnering with them in our initiatives that target the next generation."

St Fort said she was honoured to help TT shine on the global stage.

"It's all about doing the best every time we as Sports Ambassadors enter a competition, and making sure that our performance and how we represent ourselves maintain a high standard," St Fort said. "We will work along with Atlantic to help youths realise that with determination they too can achieve their dreams."

Richards – who hails from Point Fortin, the community where Atlantic's liquefaction facility is located – explained that it was important for young people to remain dedicated to their schooling and enthusiastic about their goals.

"Success is the result of hard work and putting in the time, there are no short cuts," Richards said. "As Sports Ambassadors, we will play our part in helping to promote to young people a message of commitment, sacrifice and giving back to others."


St Fort, Jereem now Atlantic Sports Ambassadors
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Toni Sirju-Ramnarine (left), Atlantic's vice-president of Corporate Operations with newly signed Atlantic Sports Ambassadors Khalifa St Fort and Jereem Richards.


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