Governor General, His Excellency Sir S. W. Tapley Seaton, commended the nationâ€™s top student athletes who were awarded for outstanding performances at the 2016-2017 Department of Sports Excellence Awards.The awards ceremony was held on Wednesday, July 13, at Government House and also recognized key contributors to the success of the Department of Sports 2016-2017 programmes. Sir Tapley said he was honoured to host the ceremony at his official residence for the second consecutive year since it was revived in 2016.
â€œI thought that we needed to recognize excellence. Excellence in all of its forms,â€ he stated, highlighting athletics, football, cricket, tennis, and netball, which were among the awards category fields. â€œIt is a pleasure to welcome all of you and to commend you all on your excellent performances over the year.â€