Boxers out of the Ancient County of Berbice recently received boxing equipment from the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports and the Regional Administration of Region Six following closely on the heels of a similar donation from the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Regional Administration, through the Ministry’s Citizen Security Programme.
The gift is part of an ongoing programme to help in the development of the sport in the Region and includes gloves, mitts and striking pads among others. Those gyms benefiting from such chivalry are the Pocket Rocket Boxing Gym, the Rose Hall Town Jammers and the Central New Amsterdam Boxing Gym.
The handing over ceremony took place at the Regional Administration office and Regional Chairman David Armogan said that Government officials decided to render support because they believe that boxing is a very important catalyst to the development of youngsters in the Berbice area.
The Regional Chairman further said that the sport offers opportunities for those interested in developing themselves meaningfully. Mr. Armogan noted that several other institutions in the Region also had the ability to create life changing fortunes for the lads and encouraged the involvement of these institutions. He promised to render assistance once the respective administrators get their house in order and advised them to make contact with him when this is done.
Mr. Armagon also assured those gathered that the administration is working closely with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports to foster improvement in sports in the Region. “Government is of the firm view that sports play an integral part in uniting people since it transcends political and racial barriers.” He said that this is the primary objective of administrators. He also intimated that the regional administration has set up a number of committees to support the realization of these objectives which include the involvement of Berbice residents in sports activities.
Representatives from the three gyms thanked their benefactor and promised to make the best use of the equipment. Sports administrators also sought similar assistance for other gyms including the Tiger Eye of Locaber West Canje where former national light/heavyweight champion Al Thomas is the Trainer.
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