Attorney-at-Law Keavon Bess was yesterday elected as the new President of the Guyana Amateur Body Building and Fitness Federation (GABBFF) when that entity held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Olympic House, High Street.
Bess, who is now heading a young committee made up of a few stalwarts in the sport, noted that he will be committed to taking the sport to the next level along with the other executive members.
Guyana’s most acclaimed Body Builder Hugh Ross will serve as Vice President on the 12-Member Committee which also has another top local Body Builder in Eustace Abraham serving as a committee member.
Guyana, Caribbean and Regional Powerlifting Champion Randolph ‘The Accomplisher’ Morgan, himself a former Body Builder is the new Assistant Secretary Treasurer.
The other members of the Executive Committee are Videsh Sookram (General Secretary), Jamie Mc Donald (Treasurer), Alison Yhapp (Organising Secretary). Committee Members: Dwayne De Lima, Merissa Oscar, Capt. Mark Sinclair, Aubrey Henry and Nandram Bhagwandin.
The well attended AGM saw lively and inclusive discussions on charting a positive way forward for the sport with former Presidents Fiona Harris and Frank Tucker who served as Returning Officer, pledging their support for the new Executive.
The President’s and Treasurer’s reports along with Vision 2012 were all presented at yesterday’s AGM. A number of measures aimed at making the sport more attractive and effective were also discussed.
When asked about the potential effectiveness of the USA and Canada based members, Kaieteur Sport was told that the technology available will be utilized to its fullest. It was the view of the new Executive Committee that Mr. Ross and Abraham would be vital assets to the GABBFF in charting the way forward and their inputs, experience and exposure will be beneficial for the growth, education and development of local athletes.
The new committee will schedule their first meeting shortly to plan for the rest of the year using as a guide the calendar of events that has already been put together by the previous committee.
Apart from the usual Novice, Intermediate and Senior Championships, expected to make a grand return to the competitive scene is Flex Night.
According to President Bess, “You can look forward to 2012 being an exciting year for local bodybuilding; we will be looking to involve in a serious way all those persons with the necessary knowledge that will enhance the sport.”
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