Trust Fund for Excellence in Sports Press Conference
The Trust Fund for Excellence in Sports (TFES) organised a press conference at the Côte d’Or National Sports Complex on the 15th February 2022 in presence of the Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Recreation, Hon. Stephan Toussaint and the Chairperson of the Trust Fund for Excellence in Sports, Mr Marie Joseph Ramsamy.
The Chairperson of the TFES talked on the history of the TFES and its mandate. He highlighted on the importance of combining sports and studies and the supports provided by the TFES to young athletes.
The Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Recreation stated,
“that through the past years, the TFES has been restructured while adopting a more scientific approach with regard to the examination of requests and the supports that are given to athletes. The TFES will henceforth include athletes practicing Team Sports on its different programs. 24 young players of the Liverpool Football Academy and 3 players of the Volleyball federation have integrated the programs.”
He added, “All beneficiaries need to be aware that the support provided to them is not permanent. Their performances will be continuously monitored. Discipline and seriousness are important in order to continuously benefit from the supports”.
The Officer in Charge of the TFES presented the “Bilan 2021”. He talked on the different programs (Support program to students/athletes pursuing secondary/pre-vocational studies, Support program to students/athletes pursuing vocational/tertiary studies, Horizon Paris 2024 and the State Recognition Allowance Scheme for Retired Athlete).
He also elaborated on the objectives of the different programs, the types of support provided, the financial support to athletes, the number of National Sports Federations and athletes involved and the amount allocated to different programs.