“The most important thing in the Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."~ The Olympic Creed

Tamil School Sport’s Association (TSSA) is a sporting institution embedded within a diaspora community. This democratic and charitable organisation has lived a remarkable journey for the last 25 years. To sustain this, we have a very strong team of helpers, volunteers, committed members and sponsors, and due to their enthusiasm and persistent dedication, we achieve success in all our pursuits as an organisation.

Every year thousands of sportsmen and players of all ages, participate in the various sporting events that we hold and their dedication is undeniably noteworthy. From as early as the very first time we launched these events, some have been unceasingly participating, every year, even till today. Although their youth may wither on the outside, they are nevertheless still young at heart and we earnestly hope that their good example will set a trend for future generations in our society.

Each year the world witnesses many changes, from politics to economics, geography and even in sports. The incredible Olympic Games in Rio have concluded exceptionally. In doing so, World Olympic committees display immense generosity and equality after making the decision to allow nationless refugees to compete in the big arena. This is a glimmer of hope for the millions of people battling to keep their identity, whose sporting talents may go uncultivated if ignored.

As the TSSA we believe our endeavors will continue to contribute to the global recognition of our society’s future generations. One day we hope that our sportsmen too will compete in a world-sporting event. Together we strive for our betterment and keep this dream alive.

My heartfelt thanks go to the schools, players, parents, supporters and volunteers who have assisted throughout the years. Many thanks toSubara for sponsoring the meet for the silver Jubilee Celebration of TSSA (UK) and also to all other sponsors involved. Finally I like to wish you all an enjoyable and memorable day and thank you for your continued support.

Joy Pooranachandran

President - TSSA (UK)