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The UWI conference on Sport Studies and Higher Education, January 15-17, 2014, was both timely and informative as scholars from North America, Lebanon, South Africa and the Caribbean discussed sport through different lenses-sociology, psychology, management, economics, tourism, law, medicine, sport science, gender, development and the media.

Dr Rhoda Reddock, Dr Jay Coakley, professor emeritus, sociology department University of Colorado and Sports Minister Anil Roberts, at the UWI conference on Sport Studies and Higher Education, which was held at UWI from January 15-17. Photo Sean Nero 

Source: Trinidad Guardian

The manager and players of the Trinidad and Tobago Women’s Under 20 team broke into tears as their emotions overwhelmed them at their welcome home reception ceremony for the team at the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre yesterday.

But Minister of Sports Anil Roberts, Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president Raymond Tim Kee, and top female field athlete Cleopatra Borel all praised the team’s effort and encouraged them to prepare for their next opportunities.

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Minister of Sport, Anil Roberts, continues to receive praise for the work he is doing with the nation’s athletes.

The latest to join the chorus is golfer Ben Martin who is currently making a bid to play professionally in England.

A four-time national champion and the youngest player to ever represent T & T, Martin noted that the assistance he received from Roberts and Sportt has been critical in his success so far.

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Trinidad and Tobago's Under 20 Women's Team suffered a 7-3 defeat to Costa Rica in the third place playoff match at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in the Cayman Islands on Sunday night.

On Sunday 19 January, the national U20 women’s football team will play an historic match, that if they win, will see Trinidad and Tobago make its first appearance at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup. Sunday’s game will be shown live on CTV from 5:00pm. The ‘Soca Princesses’ face off against Costa Rica in a playoff game to determine the final Concacaf spot at the World Cup to be held in Canada this August.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 20 Women’s footballers will face a mountainous task tomorrow night from 8pm when they take on defending World Cup champions United States in the semi-final of the CONCACAF Final Round at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in the Cayman Islands.

 (Photos: Mexsport)

National rugby player Kwanieze John has been selected as the Chef de Mission for the T&T team at the upcoming second Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China from August 16-28.

At a press conference held yesterday at the T&T Olympic House in Port of Spain, president of the T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) Brian Lewis, was pleased to announce John as the first active national athlete and youngest in the history of T&T to be selected for the position.

 Members of the T&T Youth Olympic staff discuss plans with T&T Olympic Committe president Brian Lewis at a press conference held yesterday at the T&T Olympic House. Asha De Freitas, athletic trainer, from left, Tracey Pierre, sports nutritionist, Jeannette Small, young ambassador, and Kwanieze John, Chef de Mission. PHOTO: ANTHONY HARRIS

The Ministry of Sport Schoolaz, following a slow start to the season, recorded its first win of the campign, yesterday, in a 78–72 victory over Police, during a busy weekend for Super 10 Basketball League action.

That fixture took place at the Southern Indoor Sports Arena, Pleasantville, San Fernando.

Schoolaz got 15 points from forward Chris Nelson, while Kemrick Julien and centre Randy Greenidge added 13 and 12, respectively for the same team.

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