Minister Dr Ernest Peets On Carifta Triathlon

September 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport Dr. Ernest Peets is celebrating the upcoming 2022 CARIFTA Triathlon, Aquathon and Mixed Team Relay Championships, saying “Bermuda has a long and impressive history in triathlon and it is fitting that our island will host these Championships just a year after Dame Flora Duffy achieved Olympic success in the sport and bought home the island’s first gold medal.”

Minister Dr Peets said, “It is my great pleasure to be here today to celebrate the upcoming 2022 CARIFTA Triathlon, Aquathlon and Mixed Team Relay Championships. Next weekend we will welcome over 100 young athletes from Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago to our island in this important celebration of our young people.

CARIFTA Triathlon Bermuda September 2022

“Bermuda has a long and impressive history in triathlon and it is fitting that our island will host these Championships just a year after Dame Flora Duffy achieved Olympic success in the sport and bought home the island’s first gold medal. Having met members of the Bermuda national team, I am hugely impressed by their dedication, determination and drive and I am confident that Flora’s achievements will be mirrored by these young people in the years to come.

“However, the success of these games will not only be measured in terms of the number of medals or trophies won but by the young people who are inspired by their experiences here.

“The CARIFTA games are an occasion for regional collaboration and friendship. Our athletes will meet and compete against the best young triathletes and aquathletes from across the Caribbean but it is my hope that they also forge bonds with young people who share similar passions and goals. Through sport, our children can learn teamwork, perseverance, responsibility, commitment and leadership. These are valuable lessons as they enter the workforce and beyond.

“We all know that an event of this scale requires months of planning and organisation and I would like to extend my thanks to the all the stakeholders who have worked together to ensure that the CARIFTA Championships could go ahead in a safe and enjoyable manner. I would like to congratulate the Bermuda Triathlon Association once again for hosting this celebration of Caribbean youth and to all the parents, friends, sponsors and volunteers for their immense contribution.

“Finally, I would like to extend the very best of luck to all of our athletes competing in these Championships and l look forward to watching the Bermuda team in action at Clearwater next weekend.”

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