Mar 04, 2011 Sports
Best known for its involvement in Windball Cricket and Circle Tennis, Al Sport & Tour Promotions apart from outlining plans for this year found the time to reward members of the media for their support to the publicising of its events throughout the years during a simple ceremony held yesterday.
The Organisation which has been in existence for 9 years has been organising windball cricket within the primary and secondary schools for a number of years during which time quite a few players have gone on to represent Guyana and the West Indies.
Among those to have started out in windball cricket and has made it to the highest level include Shamaine Campbell, who is a current member of the West Indies female team, Andra Stoll, Steven Jacobs and Vishal Singh to name a few.
According to one member of the executive, this year promises to be a very busy one for the organisation with plans already in train for Guyana to field a team to the 10th West Indies Windball Tournament scheduled to be staged on the Easter weekend in Barbados, while a return tour to Trinidad and Tobago for Primary School aged students is also being mulled.
The source said that T&T have been coming to Guyana for the past three years and it is their turn now to compete in the Twin Island Republic and every effort will be made to ensure that the tour becomes a reality.
Apart from the two overseas assignments, the customary schools competition both at the primary and secondary levels are also carded for the year and that will culminate with the staging of the Champion of Champions Tournament that brings together all the top players from the respective regions.
A team of players have already begun preparations for the tour of Barbados and that include sessions being held, at the National Park Tarmac.
Plans are also in the pipeline to return the sport to Regions 2, 10 and 5 this year according to the official, but that he insisted will depend heavily on the kind of corporate support they receive.
Director of the entity Julius David, who also doubles in the Administrative arm disclosed that apart from windball cricket, much focus will also be placed on circle tennis and many competitions have been tentatively planned.
A tournament for teachers which will comprise both males and females is anticipated to be the highlight of the circle tennis activities.
Meanwhile, as part of its recognition of the work done by the media to promote and disseminate news coming out of the organisation, David and another member Francine Nichols presented gift packs to Kaieteur News and Guyana Times, while Prime News, Stabroek News, Capitol News and NCN were missing.
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