First Citizens Honours Sporting Excellence

The excitement was palpable as the First Citizens Sports Foundation hosted the highly anticipated 2023 Sports Awards and 2024 Hall of Fame Induction, in a night dedicated to celebrating excellence in sports. Athletes and sports enthusiasts gathered at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad last evening to honour the remarkable accomplishments of individuals who made significant contributions to sports for Trinidad and Tobago.

Under the theme “More Than Conquerors”, the gala event highlighted the resilience, determination and unwavering spirit of our athletes who have overcome adversity and achieved greatness. From record-breaking performances to inspiring comebacks, the nominees displayed the true essence of sportsmanship. Among the evening’s highlights was the announcement of the 2023 Sportswomen and Sportsmen Winners and the 2024 Hall of Fame Inductees, who were recognised for their exceptional achievements and contributions to their respective sports.

“Through the invaluable work of the First Citizens Sports Foundation, it has a been a privilege to provide sustained support, critical opportunities and very importantly deserving recognition, to the hundreds who have carried our sporting hopes and dreams.” said First Citizens Group CEO – Karen Darbasie. “This tremendous and concerted effort, is what it takes to create and honour generations of conquerors. Yet, as we mark our 20th anniversary and host the 61st edition of these awards, we pause not only to celebrate and reward but also to invite our athletes to remember they are more than a conqueror, you, each of you, are an inspiration and a role model for the next generation.” The Honourable Minister of Sport and Community Development – Mrs. Shamfa Cudjoe-Lewis also gave words of inspiration to the awardees, thanking them for representing the red, black and white proudly on the world sport stage.

First Citizens extends congratulations to all nominees and awardees and is delighted to have recognised and rewarded their dedication and commitment to sport and representing Trinidad and Tobago. Click here to view winners and nominees First Citizens Sports Foundation Sports Awards 2023.

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