Speech: NAAA 2018 Awards
Professor Gerry C. Brooks
5th January, 2019
It’s not where you start; it’s where you are going! Good is the enemy of great! Some key words which resonated in your theme – our route is excellence; destination is success!
2018 is now behind us! It was a building block year with the Commonwealth Games, the Youth Olympic Games and the Central American Games. Michelle Lee Ahye distinguished herself and was our 2018 Sportswoman of the Year. Jereem Richards, with courage and flair, captured the Sportsman of the Year award. Other athletes distinguished themselves this evening. Let’s recognise their achievements in 2018.
But colleagues 2018 is over! This is 2019–the beginning of a new year. We are 360 days away from a new decade – the 2020s. This must be our decade!