The TFAA Goes Global
September 21, 2012
The Track and Field Athletes Association (TFAA) is pleased to announce the expansion of our organization to include member athletes from beyond the United States. We are now an international association representing the collective interests of professional track and field athletes worldwide.
According to TFAA President Khadevis Robinson, “We recognized that the challenges faced by track and field athletes are not limited to Team USA. In order to grow our sport, we must establish a unified voice across the international community of athletes.”
"For me," said TFAA board member Sanya Richards-Ross, "it's about leaving the sport in a better state than we found it. It won't pay off for me, but for the next young girl who's 7 or 8 and wants to be the next Sanya Richards-Ross, I want her reality to be different. I want her to have this dream and have it pay off because we stood up for what's right."
As part of our announcement, the TFAA would like to welcome the following international members:
|Ayanna Alexander||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Kelly-Ann Baptiste||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Kim Collins||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Mutaz Essa Barshim||Qatar|
|Robbie Grabarz||Great Britain|
|Leonard Kirwa Kosencha||Kenya|
|Felix Sanchez||Dominican Republic|
|Danny Talbot||Great Britain|
|Laura Weightman||Great Britain|
About the Track and Field Athletes Association (TFAA):
Founded in 2010, the TFAA’s mission is to: Broaden and strengthen the financial support system for track and field, establish and promote alternative track and field events, and represent the interests and rights of professional track worldwide.
If you would like additional information, please contact the TFAA via email at [email protected]