Secondary Schools Windball

Date Published: 
10-Mar-2011
Source: 
Kaieteur News
Author: 
Kaieteur Staff

Director of Sport Neil Kumar in delivering the feature address at the opening of the National Sports Commission-sponsored Inter-Secondary Schools Male and Female Windball Cricket Championships, called on the players to use the occasion to improve their skills, while learning to play as a group and keep healthy.

Kumar said that contrary to what is being reported in the newspapers, the Government has been doing a lot for the development of sports and its involvement in yesterday’s activity is irrefutable testimony.

He added that he is extremely pleased that the Organiser Allister Munroe has been able to include quite a number of schools from Regions 3 and 4 and even challenged him to get schools from the other regions involved as well.

The Director, however, paid recognition to the media, who he described as playing a critical role in helping to in the development of sports across the country.

Meanwhile, Munroe stated that the competition has produced players the calibre of Steven Jacobs, Vishaul Singh and Shemaine Campbell, all of who went on to represent Guyana. Among the schools in the competition are defending female champions Bladen Hall, Monar Educational Institute, Guyana Educational Trust College, L’Aventure, Central High, Supply and Friendship. The tournament will be played on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, at the National Gymnasium.

Director of Sport Neil Kumar (centre) poses with participants and teachers shortly after declaring the Secondary Schools Windball Cricket Championships open yesterday at the National Gymnasium.