Jermaine Charles leads FAPTC to Table Tennis title
Jermaine Charles’ lead performance engineered a top place finish for Felix Austin Police Training College (FAPTC) in the Central Police Station Inter Service Sports and Community Outreach Programme table tennis tournament on the weekend which effectively brought the curtains down on first quarter activities for the entity.
Competition took place at the Central Police Station Recreational Hall with FAPTC adding another title to their bulging collection.
In the final, Trainee Jermaine Charles got the better of Sergeant Michael Newland 2-0 winning 21-12, 21-13 and in semi final play Charles got the better of Constable Dugan 11-5, 11-8 while Newland defeated Constable Da Saliva 11-6, 11-9. Sixteen (16) players participated in the competition.
The bespectacled Charles received the winning trophy from Deputy Superintendent Rabindranauth Budram.
Meanwhile an exhibition boxing competition which featured fighters from the Central Police Station Boxing Gym, Policemen and Trainees and saw youths from the Boxing gym under the under the guidance of coach Monty Fullerton dominating proceedings.
The activity was coordinated by Station Sergeant Jairam Ramlakhan – Coordinator of the Central Police Station Sports, Community and Outreach Programme.
During the games a number of senior police officers were in attendance to lend support and participate in the various activities.
According to Ramlakhan what the Central Police Station falls within the Guyana Police Force’ strategy in having youths involved in sporting activities. He also stated that the focus will be a bit more at the community level going forward noting that such activities helps to keep youths out of trouble and off the streets while occupying their time in constructive activities.