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“Happiness is not found in a gold medal!” These were the words of secretary general of the T&T Olympic Committee, Brian Lewis, as he delivered the feature address at the 2009/2010 T&T Amateur Boxing Association (TTABA) awards, held on Saturday at the VIP Lounge of the Hasely Crawford Stadium. Speaking as the TTOC secretary rather than in his capacity as chairman of the T&T Boxing Board of Control, Lewis said the TTOC has always supported amateur boxing, even when it was considered a black sheep among sports in T&T.
The TTOC secretary believes that if sport was taken serious, the country would not have some of the issues it faces. All of us involved in sport know that regardless of what we do in the ring, when we leave it is finished.” Lewis urged the youths present to be the best that they can be and always strive for excellence, “The future of this country is no longer in the hands of us adults. The future of this country is in the hands of you young people.”
Also in attendance was Sport Company of T&T (SPORTT) representative, Charles Branche, who asked the Association to support SPORTT as they have supported the association in the past. He also challenged President of the TTABA to expand the association’s grassroots programme, to other parts of the country, while promising to continue providing financial support for the venture.
Source: written by Shari John