$10,000 in Boxing Equipment and Gears for Wallerfield Warriors Boxing Gym
January 5, 2020, Port-of-Spain: Minister of Sport and Community Development, The Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe handed over $10,000 worth of boxing equipment and gears to Head Coach Waldron Brooks of the Wallerfield Warriors Boxing Gym at a presentation ceremony hosted by Trinidad Boxing Board of Control (TBBC) at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on December 3, 2020. The Wallerfield Warriors Boxing Gym was the 11th gym to receive boxing equipment.
One of the objectives of this programme spearheaded by the TBBC is to assist with the development of boxing by donating equipment to gyms in dire need to be utilized for the training of young and aspiring boxers. Minister Cudjoe saluted the Trinidad Boxing Board of Control for giving excellent service despite working in a hostile and challenging environment. She spoke about the importance of the Ministry of Sport and Community Development’s upcoming Pink Reign Campaign which seeks to facilitate the development of women and girls in communities by providing opportunities to increase awareness and participation in the key aspects of sport and physical activity and also encouraged female boxers to take the stage. Minister Cudjoe also spoke to the Ministry’s Community Sport programme, which will facilitate holistic community participation in sport. She added that “despite the challenges of COVID-19, the Ministry of Sport and Community Development will be engaging in community sports this year which gives us the opportunity to focus on our communities, in addition to preparing our athletes for the 2021 Olympic Games”.
Minister Cudjoe commended The Honourable Foster Cummings, Member of Parliament for La Horquetta/Talparo for championing the assistance needed by his community and congratulated the Wallerfield Warriors Boxing Gym for their continued work in the community to facilitate programmes in sport. Some of the attendees at the handover ceremony were Board member and Olympian Cleopatra Borrel, other members of the Trinidad Boxing Board of Control Board, Mr. Gabre-Jesu McTair, Director of the Physical Education and Sport Division of the Ministry and members of the Wallerfield Warriors Boxing Gym.