Kyte-John gets mandate to lead GNA
- First Executive Meeting on today
Attorney-at-Law Kim Kyte-John as anticipated was elected to head the Guyana Netball Association (GNA) when the entity held its Annual General Meeting to install office bearers on Sunday in the Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sport Boardroom.
A former Magistrate, who returned to private practice, Kyte-John was widely tipped to become the new President after former Head Dr. Maxine Parris-Aaron very early, indicated her unwillingness to seek re-election.
The other members of the Executive are: Vice-President-Lawrence Griffith, Secretary- Shondell Samaroo, Treasurer- Donna Boston, Assistant Secretary / Treasurer- Randolph Critchlow, while the two Committee members are Warren Wilson and Bryan King.
Kyte-John, whose term will last for two years had disclosed to this newspaper in an earlier interview that among her priorities would be to strengthen the programme in schools and to get more persons aware of the sport.
“We need to make the sport more accessible and popular in schools, while I also believe that getting more persons involved at various levels could assist in widening the network at every stratum,” she had stated
The Attorney-at-law felt that once the sport is properly organised, it could begin to enjoy the support of the corporate and legal communities which she intends to approach.
“I will be calling on the doors of members of my fraternity not only for their money, but to have them participate as well, while I am also prepared to approach the business sector with a comprehensive plan to assist in the development of the sport,” she mentioned.
She said marketing of the sport will also be essential since in an environment which is highly competitive in terms of procuring sponsorship, the entity will have to attract individuals with the ability to sell the sport, adding also that the support of the media will be critical as well.
Kyte-John informed that she will place specific emphasis on discipline; a feature she believes could be applied in other facets of life.
According to her, there is a lot of gang violence in schools and if a concerted attempt is made to resuscitate sports in the curriculum, it could offer another path for youths to channel their energies profitably.
The new executive is expected to meet today for its first meeting at the President’s office on South Road.