Director of Sport extends condolences at passing of two sportsmen
Director of Sport Neil Kumar has expended condolences on the passing of two of Guyana’s known sportsmen, Damien Liverpool and Gregory Sills. Both died recently, Liverpool in a motorcycle accident and Sills after illness.
The text of his message reads:
“The sports fraternity has once again plunged into deep sorrow. Two outstanding athletes, Damien Liverpool and Gregory Sills have passed on.
Damien of Basketball fame, was a stellar defender and rebounder who was very passionate and vibrant on and off the court. He died on Thursday, June 28 in an unfortunate accident in Suriname where he was expected to represent Georgetown Masters Basketball Team in a Goodwill Masters Basketball Tournament.
Gregory from the Hockey community, was an outstanding player who played for several clubs and represented Guyana as midfielder. He also performed duties as coach. He subsequently, was an administrator with distinction for many years.”
“Gregory was also a Council Member of the GOA and Secretary of the Guyana Hockey Board.
Sports have indeed lost two of its champion athletes.
The Director of Sport and the NSC wish to extend sincere condolences to the sports fraternity in general and to Basketball and Hockey in particular, friends, colleagues, supporters and the immediate and extended families of these two great characters in sports.
They are gone. They would be missed, but will never be forgotten.
May Their Souls Rest in Peace.”