Squash Summer Camp launched
- National Junior team leaves for Caribbean Championship next week in JA
The Guyana National Squash Association (GNSA) in collaboration with National Sports Commission (NSC) yesterday afternoon officially launched its Summer Squash Camp in the presence of the Minster of Sports, Dr. Frank Anthony and players at the National Racquet Centre, Woolford Avenue.
Anthony speaking at the opening of the Summer Camp stated that the Camp is a continuation of the schools programme which started yearly in the year. Wishing the National Squash team, which will be representing Guyana in Jamaica for the Caribbean Junior Championship, the Minister confidently stated that the team should be able to retain the Championship despite losing some of their established players.
President of the Squash Association, Andrew Arjoon in his brief remarks thanked the Minster of Sports along with the Director of Sports, Neil Kumar for the effort shown in the sport while guaranteeing that the Camp will be a success.
National Coach Carl Ince stating how grateful he was for the camp, disclosed that the National team will be going out to do their best in their attempt to retain the title, “The team has been training hard,” he said.
Present at the launch was also International Squash player, Nicolette Fernandes who won the women’s junior and senior awards for the sport. Fernandes, a role model to the players, is presently working along with the team as they prepare for the upcoming Championship.
This publication was made to understand that the players have improved tremendously with the assistance they have received from Fernandes.
Fernandes, who is pleased to work along with the players, disclosed how fortunate the players are now, “When I used to play squash we only had the opportunity to practice on one day in each week and that was on Saturday,” she said.
Fernandes promising that she will do her part while she’s in Guyana for the players, also stated that her aim will be to market the sport, allowing other people to understand and respect it.