South Turkeyen Sports Committee plans two-day sports extravaganza
The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Ground, Thomaslands, will come alive today when the Smith Turkeyen Sports Committee hosts the first of a two-day athletic meet and other events, for schools and churches.
Activities will culminate with a second day of sports at the same venue this Saturday, April 12.
At 10:00hrs this morning girls from Form 1A will oppose those from 1B while the second match will bring together girls from Form 1C opposing those from 1D in softball cricket.
Activities continue with a seven overs, 7 a side tape ball cricket competition for boys in the second Forms. In the first match, Form 2A will play Form 2B while 2C and 2D will oppose each other in the second encounter.
The day of sports then switches to athletics. In the first race, Boys and Girls will compete for honours in the U-13 category in a 100 meters clash, while race number two will pit the skills of U-16 Boys and Girls also over 100m. This race precedes the Open race for boys and girls, over 100m.
Boys and Girls U-13 will then compete for honours in the 200 meters race before those in the U-16 category compete in another 200 meters contest. Day one activities culminate with the Boys and Girls 200m Open.
Saturday’s programme commences with an eight overs softball cricket match for U-16 girls followed by a seven a side, seven overs tapeball match.
Several athletics events would then be run off starting with the 100m race for U-16 Boys and Girls. Boys and Girls would then compete for honours in the Open 100m. Other races carded for that day are: Boys and Girls 200m, U-16 category, Boys and Girls 200m, Open, and the Boys and Girls U-16, 4X100 relay. Thereafter, there will be the 4×100 Open relay for boys and girls.
The athletes will compete for medals, trophies, cash and other incentives. Sponsors are Manager of Antarctic Maintenance and Repairs, Ken Phillips, Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, Minister of Youth and Sports Frank Anthony, Director of Youth and Sports Neil Kumar, Trophy Stall, Bourda Market, Mr Clive Harrison and Lt Colonel (GDF) Sydney James.
Johnny Barnwell organized the activities in collaboration with the Smith Turkeyen Sports Committee.