MSCD invites nominations for Community Sport Titans (CSTs)
Sport is an important vehicle for driving the empowerment and advancement of communities, and the Ministry of Sport and Community Development (MSCD) is introducing a new initiative to recognize those who have developed their communities through sport. The Community Sport Titan (CST) Initiative will facilitate the recognition of these community champions or ‘titans’ who have devoted their time and expertise to activating social transformation, both on and off the field of play.
This initiative is part of the Ministry’s broader Sport, Health, Athletic Performance & Empowerment (SHAPE) Programme, which is geared toward the holistic development of communities through sport. The Programme comprises a series of capacity building workshops, a registration drive, community sport leagues and events, and this recognition initiative that will foster a sense of camaraderie, ownership and solidarity within the community and promote total participation in sports. This programme also enables communities to collaborate with National Governing Bodies (NGB), sport groups, clubs, schools, village councils, coaches and activists and other stakeholders within and across communities.
Nominations for Community Sport Titans (CSTs) began on Thursday 10th June. The following criteria has been established for nominating CSTs:
- be a legal resident of Trinidad and Tobago
- have NO LESS THAN fifteen (15) years of community sport-related service
- have been involved in impactful sport-related community events/tournaments/charities/fundraising activities and/or organizations
- have demonstrated innovation, dedication, success and consistency in promoting sport in communities
- have sport-related achievements and received recognition or awards
Based on the criteria, each member of the public can nominate up to two CSTs in their district. Nomination forms can be completed via the link- https://forms.gle/WsTwX7pMWizctNgQ9
Persons must include the nominee(s)’ name, age, address, contact information, affiliation and share in no more than 150 words “What makes the Nominee a Community Sport Titan.”
The deadline for nominations is Friday 9th July, 2021 at 4:00pm.
The MSCD will shortlist twenty (20) Community Sport Titans and feature their success stories in a video documentary series. This series will complement the SHAPE Programme, which runs from June to August 2021.
Community Sport Titan Initiative by the MSCD
Nomination period- June 10th to July 9th 2021
Nomination link: https://forms.gle/WsTwX7pMWizctNgQ9