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blink | bmobile and Njisane Phillip support young cyclists

Young participants give it their all in a race against T&T Cyclist and Olympian Njisane Phillip[2]

He’s the fourth fastest cyclist in the world and a proud son of Siparia.  So what better way to pay tribute to Trinidad and Tobago’s Olympian Njisane Phillip and at the same time the young athletes of T&T, than to have Phillip, the hometown Siparia Regional Corporation and several sponsors including blink | bmobile, combine.

And combine they did.

The Siparia Chamber of Commerce in association with the Siparia Regional Corporation and with the support of blink | bmobile and a number of other organisations, hosted the inaugural NJISANE PHILLIP JUNIOR CYCLE MEET earlier this month to nurture the sport among young athletes—and who knows, perhaps produce another Njisane.

blink | bmobile representatives were on hand to take in the action, cheering on competitors and handing out prizes.

Speaking first from Head Office, Executive Vice President Marketing Mr. Trevor Deane explained: "blink | bmobile is pleased to continue its support of Njisane Phillip. Sport is a channel that facilitates holistic development of the youth in our society; Njisane and the entire Trinidad & Tobago Olympic team have collectively demonstrated at the recently concluded London Olympics, that our country is filled with immense talent.”

The exciting Sunday Meet was held on Siparia’s High Street—a “stone’s throw” from where Njisane resides with his family. The Meet featured 29 races for 54 junior cyclists between the ages of 5 to 17 from clubs across the country. At the end, after a great time was had by all, the Overall Winner declared was De-angelo Harris, with the Team Award going to RIGTECH SONICS.

Njisane was out and about, very much part of the event, posing for pictures and greeting residents and fans who came out in the hundreds to support their favourite athlete and neighbour. 

“It’s a great feeling to have the community come out and show support for the youths,” he said.

“We definitely have a lot of talent in T&T, so it’s all about moulding them from a young age and guiding them the right way,” the cycle sprint star said. Phillip himself has been competing since he was ten years old.

Chairman of the Siparia Regional Corporation Leo Doodnath said Njisane has the full support of the Corporation and community. “He is a son of the soil who has made us proud and we owe it to him, that’s why we are doing it,” Doodnath said.

He said plans are on the way to make the Njisane Phillip Junior Cycle Meet an annual event.

blink | bmobile applauds Njisane's efforts not only to perfect his own craft, but to contribute to his community, working with the Siparia Regional Corporation to establish the Junior Cycle Meet and encourage other young citizens to strive for athletic and academic excellence.