Atlantic Sports Ambassadors

The Atlantic Sports Ambassadors Programme was introduced to lend support to our national primary school sports programmes, using the professional and personal experiences of six (6) of the country’s top sporting personalities to inspire and engage our young athletes in their pursuit of sporting excellence.

The programme seeks to encourage greater participation in these and other sports, and facilitates an opportunity for these sports ambassadors to act as role models to the emerging athletes whom we support through our various sporting programmes.

Through this programme, we also support the ongoing development of our six (6) sports ambassadors, who are

Discipline: Sailing

Andrew has been sailing since he was seven years old, and in 2012, he became the first sailor in 48 years to represent Trinidad and Tobago at an Olympic Games, competing in the Men’s Laser Class.

Discipline: Swimming

George is a five-time Olympian, having represented Trinidad and Tobago at the Olympic Games in Sydney (2000), Athens (2004), Beijing (2008), London (2012) and Rio de Janeiro (2016).

Discipline: Cricket

Kieron represented the West Indies in the 2006 Under-19 World Cup, then rose to fame when he scored 83 for Trinidad and Tobago in the Stanford Twenty/20 tournament in August 2006.

Discipline: Cricket

Merissa is a successful right handed middle-order batswoman and wicketkeeper.

Discipline: Cricket

Sunil represented the West Indies at the U-19 level, before he caught the selectors’ attention and was called to represent Trinidad and Tobago in 2009.  

Discipline: Track and Field

Richard Thompson is one of Trinidad and Tobago’s most successful sprinters – a three time Olympic medallist, World Championship medallist and six-time national champion.