Meet Kwanieze John, Trinidad and Tobago’s Young Ambassador for Singapore 2010
Hi!! I am Kwanieze John the Young Ambassador from Trinidad and Tobago. I am 21 years of age and I am a first year student of the University of Trinidad and Tobago pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Sports for Development.
I am outgoing, fun and sporty!!! I have been involved in sport since I was a child: swimming, cycling, cricket and now I play rugby. I have been playing rugby for the past five years, being a national rugby player for the past three years. I was named National Player of the Year 2007 and consequently nominated for the Sports Woman of the Year Award 2007. I received the award of Vision and Yeoman Service to Royalians Rugby Football Club as the Youth Development Officer. Youth Development is one of my many passions and I see sport as the ideal vehicle for holistic development.
Trinidad and Tobago is rich with culture. As a child of the soil, I participate in most cultural activities. One time I was even crowned the Carnival Queen of St. Francois Girls College.
‘Decisions Determine Destiny’
My decision to play sport and to be involved with young people has afforded me the opportunity to create history as one of the 30 Young Ambassadors of the Youth Olympic Games. I am honoured to be a Young Ambassador, to be the catalyst of the Olympic values being shared among athletes and non-athletes as well.
Fun fun fun is definitely on my agenda for the Youth Olympic Games!!! The Culture and Education Programme (CEP), unique to all sporting events, is fun and interactive!!! My aim is to ensure that the athletes experience the spirit of the Youth Olympic Games not only through their participation in their respective disciplines, but also in the CEP.
We are about to create history... Let’s do it with excellence!!!