GIS – 15 February 2017: Cheques amounting to Rs 451 500 were presented by the Trust Fund for Excellence in Sports (TFES) to 13 high-level Mauritian athletes yesterday in line with ongoing initiatives to provide financial training assistance to Mauritian sportspersons. The ceremony was held at the Citadelle Mall, in Port Louis, in the presence of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Stephan Toussaint.
The event, organised by the Board of the TFES, is in line with the TFES’s aim to work out relevant financial assistance schemes for the socio-professional integration of high level athletes.
Athletes who received cheques are namely: Bradley Vincent; Mathieu Marquet; Georges Julien Paul; Legentil Marie Christiane; Cedric Ravet; Fortuné Ryano; Bernand Baptiste; Mohammed Dookun; Jonathan Drack; Kate Foo Kune; Kennedy St Pierre; Claire Mervin; and Rosalba Luc.
It is recalled that the TFES was established under the Finance and Audit Act (Trust Fund for Excellence in Sports) Regulations 2002.
The Trust Fund has as objectives to design, finance and implement projects and schemes for the benefit of: retired sportsmen and sportswomen who need support and financial assistance in order to embark on other professional activities; and sportsmen and sportswomen who have achieved excellence in their respective fields at national or international level.
Several schemes have been devised to provide assistance to high level athletes to enable them to: follow training courses (fees/travelling/meal); pursue higher studies at tertiary level (tuition fees); pursue their training abroad.
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