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CariFin Games 24th Edition

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CariFin Games – The 24th Edition is coming!!

These games are designed to improve Health and Fitness, camaraderie and networking among the staff of the financial services sector.

 CariFin games 24th edition is the inter-financial premiere sporting event design to promote health and fitness and closer relationships within/among the financial sector.

This is a welcome event from the financial services sector as CariFin Games have nurtured, discovered and recognize many top performers over the years from 1991 up to today. As well as served as a major motivational force to get a number of people fit and ready for the upcoming Games. CariFin has opportunities of participation for runners, walkers, aerobic participants, footballers, cricketers, all fours players, a fitness pageant, cross country events, dance off and a number of adult novelty and kids events.

But not only the financial services sector have benefited from these games but many volunteers have worked on the actual event or served on the committee. Other communication students have spent their internship churning out stories and covering events and working on our public relations. Many a sponsor were able to connect with their target market via these games.
We are targeting 15 teams to this year’s games, last year we had 9 and the highest so far 11 teams, says Wayne Roberts. “The Torch relay signals the start of the CariFin Games 2015, the modern day torch event has seen the event moved from starting in Port of Spain (Central Bank) and finishing at Republic Bank Couva (over 26 miles). The route used for the past two ( 2) years, starting in Port of Spain (CBTT) going through the streets of Port of Spain, handing over the torch in front of every participating institution building, and finishing in the West at the Guardian Group building in Westmoorings, Trinidad,” Director of Carifin Wayne Roberts said.

One lap around the savannah is the first athletic competition to get the CariFin games going. It starts opposite TGI around the Queen’s Park Savannah, where we see the teams coming out in their team colors displaying, a sense of pride and team spirit, as shown by them lining up, briefing and warm-up sessions. The top three (3) runners and walkers, are recognized at the end with a photo session.

The Green miles follows on Wednesday 29, 2015 and it is one of the shortest and fastest event.

The aerobics competitions was moved from Central Bank Plaza to the Queens Park Savannah. This means bigger space, and offer the opportunity to take the CariFin Aerobics experience to a much higher level in terms of participation, better incentives, and prizes.

(Sat. May 16, 2015): All Fours competition brings the fun and excitement from the outside to the indoors and rivalry and competition continues. The location for this event would be announce later but defending champions Republic Bank is all set to try and repeat in 2015 as they think they invented All Fours.
(Sat. May 23, 2015): Cricket and football is usually on the same day and is played at RBL sporting facilities in Barataria here the football and cricket champions would be settled for 2015.

(Sun June 07, 2015): The culminating day of events on the CariFin sporting calendar takes place. The day is really packed with activities that has wall to wall excitement. A lot of positions and winners would be settled on that day. Like which financial institution has an all rounds novelty team on time and ready to rumble. From a schedule that accounts for the tug – of – war champs, relay (mixed) to beer drinking, obstacle course races etc.
The Ms. Carifin takes a big chunk of the people attention as we try to focus on physical ability, coordination, intelligence, charm and personality as we decide who is going to be 12th Ms. CariFin of the Games. The Ms. CariFin representative of each team and her team of dancers which consist of about 5 dancers, has 2 minutes to come on the stage and capture the hearts of the crowd using their music and dance moves. An aerobics workout is part of their competition as well as a question and answer segment that has the crowds staying until the end.

“The male and female cross country takes center stages to select the champions for 2015. Points from these events also goes to overall champion winners male and female. The walking race serves a similar purpose and it is a competition that would feature previous winner Deodath Harrikissoon going for 4 straight wins in this event. A children’s race starts off the cross-country events of the day which total 4,” Wayne Roberts said.

This would be the 24th Edition of CariFin Games.

CariFin Games came into existence to encourage members of the financial services sector, to take personal responsibility for their health and fitness, to promote a healthier more active lifestyle, to give members and participants who have excelled a platform for recognition, as well as give the sport a voice within the financial services sector. We also see this as an opportunity to partner with the Lupus Society who we make financial contributions to, from the registration of persons taking part in these events. Networking and social exclusivity are some of side benefits of being part of the coming together of the financial sector for clean fun and healthy rivalry.

CariFin Games offer prizes for walkers and runners, male and female in the best of 3 category (Urban Chlallenge) and the best of 4 events (overall champions).

Age-groups are also recognized in the run and walk events both best of 3 and best of 4 category from under 20, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 and over. Cross country running is recognized by awarding the top 10 finishers with prizes. The spirit of the Games male and female is also recognized and awarded.

The best first timers, most improved collect the respective trophies for these categories.

The top 5 finishers in the aerobics competition receive cash prizes and trophies.

MVP (Most Valuable Players) status is recognized in both male and female categories in the cricket and football competition.

The top team leader is recognized in the games.

The best tent, winning cross country team male & Female, Team with the most participants, Are You Fan Enough, Co-ed champs, Cricket, Football and All Fours are all team categories to be awarded.

This is an opportunity to tell you to get your team ready for all these areas and categories as a lot is at stake for the members of the financial services via CariFin games. The official team leaders could all put things in motion as far as training and preparation goes, to give his or team a good shot at walking away with some of the honors and prizes.

Check our website for upcoming info and tips on training. All those who want to volunteer you still have a little time left so call today 4879487 or email

For registration to participate please contact your team leaders to do so.

  • CALLING fitness enthusiast, gym buffs, the health conscious, fitness leaders, experience walkers and runners, as well as beginners and middle of the pack participants, people who want to make their mark in the CariFin universe, if you need a well organized, electronically timed events, a friendly environment and represent one of the financial services sector.
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