Lyndon Wilson, Coach of the Police Youth Sports Club revealed to Kaieteur Sport yesterday afternoon
at Eve Leary Sport Club that his Club sticking to the original game plan which aided them in winning most of the major Championships for the 2011 athletic season.
Despite losing the Joint Service Title to the Guyana Defence Force a month ago which was not a club competition, Police Youth Club was still able to arrest the other Championships convincingly; one significant meet would be the President’s/Jeffords Classic which had the presence of Guyana’s National Athlete, Aliann Pompey.
After questioning Wilson on the club preparation for the new season (2012), it was disclosed that they are presently working on the off season training at the Police ground. This phase of training (non-competition season) is where the foundation is laid down for the athletes, in terms of them getting and making the best of their condition which involved strengthening. The coach also added that this off season training which started last week will last for eight weeks concluding at January month end; after which pre-competition training will commence in the first week of February.
Awarded 2010 Coach of the Year, Wilson also declared that his athletes are in the right mind set, “I think they are really focused and once they continue with that positive mind set for the new season they will be capable of creating upsets in both Track and Field Events.”
Assessing all the athletes (athletes from all clubs) performance for the year, he said that they (athletes) have really surprised him since they have taken a major step forward as it relates to competitive level, “…they were a lot of young athletes at the Presidential Jeffords Meet and U-23 Meet and I am taking this opportunity to petition the business sector to come on board and support athletics as it would be a plus for the youths.”
Sitting down with Wilson at the Sport Ground, he made mention of five athlete that were exceptional throughout the 2011 athletic season, “Stephan James (Running Brave Club), Rupert Perry (Guyana Defence Force), Winston George (Police Youth Club), Tiffany Carto (Police Youth Club), Janella Jonas (Police Youth Club) and Letitia Myles (Guyana Police Force) were exceptional for this season and these athletes produced great competiveness and timings as well.”
Wilson was also emotional about Guyana Nurturing their athletes especially the ones from National Schools’ Championship and hopes that specific methods would be in place in the future for those athletes. “Maybe they can be some form of contact established between Guyana Teachers Union and these athletes from Nationals for coaches and I am also looking forward to see more Hinterland athletes making their presence at Nationals mainly in middle and long distance races.”
Euleen Josiah- Tanner name was mentioned as it relates to her previous and present dazzling performances in and out of her homeland Guyana. Wilson noted, “She has always been an athlete with terrific performances and she’s at the ripe age of running presently and I know that for the new season there will be good competition between Josiah-Tanner and Alika Morgan.”
Wilson ended by saying that his aim for his athletes for the new season would be for all of them to perform at their best as they stride to bring home international medals and also acquire local medals as they look to win every championship. (Juanita Hooper)
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