“Never be too competitive to lend a hand to a fellow competitor in need”
Winner “The Spirit of the Games” Trophy 2014 (male)
It is this spirit of unity among participants (mainly members of the Financial Sector) that makes participation in Carifin games so unique and memorable. After winning “The Spirit of the Games Trophy” (male) this year Wayne Rochard admitted that he received lots of love and heartfelt
wishes from his peers.
A participant at the Games for just over 8 years now Wayne (who works at FCB Bank) seems to be like fine wine getting better and better each year .Winning the trophy has changed his life, prior to this he very rarely worked out but now he has incorporated a fitness regimen in his everyday life, challenging himself so that he would always be prepared for upcoming events. He has admitted to becoming more disciplined and focused over the years and his goal is to continuously do better.
He lives by the motto of the three Ps ……Plan, Prepare and Participate.
“Once you plan then you prepare. Once I have prepared then participation comes naturally.”
This mindset is living testimony of what a true Carifin athlete is all about. The objective is not only about winning but improving and challenging yourself both physically and mentally. Carifin brings family, friends and co -worke
rs together to support one another. Wayne admits that’s what he mostly loves about Carifin. “The coming together of financial institutions gives you that drive to compete for your team. Not forgetting the bragging rights until the next Carifin !!” It gives him a personal sense of achievement apart from his job and personal life and he has felt truly honoured to have received his Spirit of the Games Trophy. A trophy which he will be fighting hard to retain in 2015.Howe
ver he does have these parting words to all future participants and the Carifin public. “Prepare yourselves for CARIFIN Games. If one fails to prepare one’s goals are not met. Also include your family as supporters as we all come together in for “Fun, Fitness & Friendship.” We salute you Wayne on a job well done!