Badminton champs receive prizes
-Kumar challenges Ramdhani to stimulate interest in B/ce
The respective winners in this year’s National Sports Commission Mashramani Badminton Competition received their prizes on Friday from Director of Sport Neil Kumar at a presentation ceremony in the Queen’s College Auditorium.
Speaking at the ceremony, Kumar opened by congratulating Organiser and National Coach Gokarn Ramdhani for a well run tournament, adding that he has been doing a fine job in helping to re-invigorate interest in the sport.
The Director told the students that a vigorous effort is being made by the Commission in collaboration with the Ministry of Education to resuscitate sports in schools.
He spoke of the recently organised match between Queen’s College and Berbice High School which was played after a prolonged absence.
“I recently presented Berbice High School with a quantity of nets and shuttles to activate the sport at the school and therefore would like to challenge Mr. Ramdhani to go to the region and assist in stimulating interest in the sport,” Kumar said.
He promised to sponsor a tournament for schools.
Meanwhile, the following are the respective top finishers in the various age groups:
Boys Under-11 years- 1st Narayan Ramdhani, 2nd Diquan Naughton, 3rd Shane Shewjattan; Girls U-11 yrs- 1st Priyanna Ramdhani, 2nd Maya Persram, 3rd Rebecca Lowe; Boys U-13 yrs- 1st N. Ramdhani, 2nd Andrew Peroune, 3rd Amandeep Alvis; Girls U-13 yrs- 1st P. Ramdhani, 2nd Mariah Lowe, 3rd Lisa Persaud; Boys U-15 yrs- 1st Jason-Ray Khalil, 2nd N. Ramdhani, 3rd A. Peroune, Girls U-15 yrs- 1st Anissa Rodrigues, 2nd Anuradha Odit, 3rd Tashana Lowe; Boys U-17 yrs- 1st Nicholas Ali, 2nd J. Khalil, 3rd N. Ramdhani; Girls U-17 yrs- 1st A. Khalil, 2nd A. Rodrigues, 3rd T. Lowe.