10 July 2024, Balmain, Couva



The Trinidad and Tobago Cycling Federation (TTCF) celebrated the culmination of its Road and Track Training Camps, alongside Coach and Mechanic Courses, at a closing ceremony held on Friday 5th July at the Centre Court of the National Cycling Velodrome.

All Participants Receive Recognition

Members of the Coaching Course cohort pose with facilitator Julian Nunez
The Mechanics Course cohort pose with facilitator Andre De Vasconcelos and their certificates.

The ceremony saw the participation of all athletes, coaches, and mechanics who had undergone the intensive training programmes. The Training Camps included promising local talent: national team member Phoebe Sandy and 2024 PanAm Junior silver medallists Jelani Nedd and Syndel Samaroo. Each participant was awarded a certificate of completion, acknowledging their dedication and newly acquired skills.

UCI Delegation Lauds Development Focus

UCI Facilitators in Team TTO gear (L-R) Julian Nunez, Salome Ernotte, Andre De Vasconcelos, Scott Laliberte, Ioanna Plega Gavrilaki

The event was graced by the presence of a five-member UCI delegation, most of whom facilitated the training and certification process, as part of the Velodrome’s UCI Satellite Centre status, granted in December 2022. Julien Nunez Corredor, who facilitated the coaching course, expressed his hope that the participants help develop better athletes and well-rounded citizens.

TTOC President Highlights Legacy of CYG24

Diane Henderson, President of the TTOC delivers remarks

Diane Henderson, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC), emphasised the significance of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) financial support for the camps and courses. She positioned this backing as part of the enduring legacy established by the 2024 Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG24), focusing on the optimal use of facilities and fostering the development of both elite athletes and young talent.

SporTT Emphasises Ongoing Velodrome Usage

Justin Latapy-George, Head-Sport Development, SporTT

Delivering remarks on behalf of the Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe-Lewis, Minister of Sport and Community Development, Justin Latapy-George, Head of Sport Development at SporTT, echoed Julien Nunez’s sentiments. He urged the TTCF to continue fully utilising the National Cycling Velodrome as a UCI Satellite Centre for the Americas to capitalise on its potential to cultivate future generations of cycling champions.

UCI, TTOC and SporTT officials pose with the bikes donated to the TTCF

This collaborative effort between the TTCF and the UCI provided a unique opportunity for athletes, coaches, and mechanics from Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean region to enhance their skills and knowledge base. The initiative serves as a testament to the TTCF’s commitment to fostering cycling’s growth and development in the region.




Photos courtesy TTOC