The Sport Programme for Trinbago 2023 has been confirmed with seven sports set to feature at the Commonwealth Youth Games with two making there debut.
Taking place from 4-11 August 2023, the Games will feature athletes aged 14-18.
Trinidad and Tobago Commonwealth Games Association (TTCGA), President Diane Henderson said: “Trinidad and Tobago were awarded the right to stage the seventh edition of the Games by the Commonwealth Games Federation at its General Assembly in Birmingham.
“The decision came after Trinidad and Tobago were initially awarded the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games in June 2019, but that event was postponed due to the impact of the pandemic on the international sport calendar. We look forward to great things in the near future.”
The sports will take place in two clusters, one in Couva, Trinidad and the other Tobago, to bring a diverse perspective of the twin island country to the nations of the Commonwealth, as well as showcase a festival of the country’s activities.
Commonwealth Games Federation President Dame Louise Martin said: “We are delighted to confirm the Sport Programme for the 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games, featuring much-anticipated debuts in the Youth Games for the dynamic and innovative FAST5 Netball and Triathlon.
“It promises to be a thrilling and competitive Games and exceptional showcasing of Caribbean and Commonwealth Sport.
“An invaluable springboard for the stars and leaders of tomorrow, the Games will be a truly special and inspiring experience for young athletes from across the Commonwealth.”
The seven sports that will feature at the Trinbago 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games are:
- Aquatics (Swimming) – male and female
- Athletics – male and female
- Cycling – (Road Race, Time Trial and Track) – male and female
- Rugby Sevens – male and female
- Beach Volleyball – male and female
- FAST5 Netball – female
- Triathlon – male and female
The Trinidad and Tobago Commonwealth Games Association (TTCGA), also today announced, that Mr. Ephraim Serrette, Vice President of the TTCGA will Chair the Organising Committee (OC), with Secretary General Annette Knott, TTCGA overseeing the CGA Relations.
Gabre Jesu McTair, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Ag.) of the Ministry of Sport and Community Development (MSCD) and Mr. Kairon Serrette, Head of Partnerships and Alliances, SporTT will both lead the Government representation.
President of the TTCGA, Diane Henderson will close out the five member OC Board.