CONGRATULATIONS to young Halifax soccer goalkeeper Samaran Radakrishnan, who is the 2012 recipient of the Tommy Raymond Fair Play Award. Samaran plays U12 for Halifax Dunbrack, a community-based team in the Capital Inter-District Soccer League (CISL). The trophy honours Tommy Raymond, who was known for realizing the motto of friendship first, competition second in soccer. Samaran was one of three members of his U12 team to win awards for the summer season. The stand of these youth to uphold sportsmanship in competition rejects the “winning is everything and the only thing” attitude that is pervading amateur sports. Awards such as the Tommy Raymond serve to foster and strengthen the aspirations of young athletes to uphold the highest ideals of amateur sport.