Local track star commits self to ensure Nat’l Park circuit is improved following injury – 21st Jun 2013
Athletics: As some of Guyana’s athletes try to qualify this weekend in Trinidad for the World Senior Athletics Championships later this year, one of them has committed herself to working to ensure that the National Park circuit is improved. Undefeated sprint queen of Guyana Alisha Fortune said she knows that money has been earmarked for the upgrading of grounds and she will be pushing the authorities to include the National Park circuit in their plans. She said her injury just days ago in the National Park which has prevented her from attending the meet in Trinidad with her teammates brought things into stark reality.
Over 2 billion dollars have been budgeted by the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport for various works including the upgrading of sports facilities, purchasing of sports gear and gym equipment and completion of a warm up pool and resource centre. Some 100 million dollars is believed to have been earmarked out of that figure, for the upgrading grounds. Fortune also said that it would be great to have Corporate Guyana continue to support athletes.
The Running Brave track star said she is sorely disappointed not to be competing this weekend.
School’s Football: Leonora and St. John’s College got the ball rolling this afternoon in the Digicel Nationwide schools football tournament. The action took place at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue and officials from Digicel, as well as the Ministry of Education were on hand to witness the start.
The action continues on Saturday where Waramadong will take on 3 Miles Secondary. The winner of that match will play Bartica Secondary the next day. Matches will then continue all around the country, every day of next week.
Cricket: England will be looking for their maiden Champions trophy win when they take on India in the final on Saturday. The Englishmen who were installed as pre-tournament favourites thrashed South Africa to face India, who reached the finals twice, losing in 2001 in Kenya and sharing the trophy with Sri Lanka in 2002, after the finals were wiped out by storms in Sri Lanka. England will be at home and crowd support will be at its maximum.
The Defending Champions, Australia, were knocked out at the Quarter-final stage.
Olympic Day activities include:
Badminton: 5 categories of events for Ladies and Men; venue: Queen’s College; date: Saturday; .
Cycling: 5 BMX Cycle Races for Girls 6 to 12 yrs; Boys 6 to 9 yrs; 9 to 12 yrs; 12 to 14 yrs and Open; Weightlifting:
Weightlifting Exhibition; venue: National Park Tarmac; date: Saturday; time: 2pm;.
Volleyball: Volleyball Festival; venue: National Park Court; date: Saturday; time: 12 noon;.
Karate : Karate Demonstration; Venue: National Park Stage; date: Saturday; time: 2pm;.
Special Olympics: Bocce Exhibition; venue: National Park; date: Saturday; time: 10am;.
Triathlon: A team Sprint Triathlon (Swimming, Cycling, Athletics): locations: National Aquatic Centre: East Coast (Railway) Embankment; National Park Track; date: Saturday, time: 8am and joint coordination from GASA/GCF/AAG