Mar 24, 2013 Sports
– Running Braves Athletics Club dominate Awards
The Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. Frank Anthony renewed his pleas for a partnership with the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), Friday night when the local association hosted its Award Ceremony at the YMCA, Thomas Lands.
Anthony delivered the featured address at the occasion and urged the association to work closely with the ministry to move the sport forward. He said that administrators need to be reminded that they are in place to serve the athletes and the sport.
“We will like to see a greater partnership between ourselves
and the athletics association, I think that administrators of sport right or wrongly don’t work together in the interest of athletes but we must understand that people we are here to serve,” Anthony said.
“Sports today is not something you do by accident; it is a lot of science and if our Coaches don’t embrace science, we will not be able to compete; our Coaches are not there, which is something that need we need to address,” he continued.
Anthony congratulated the awardees after indicating that the asphalting of the surface for laying the synthetic track has been completed. He said that the reason for the construction of the track is because Government believes athletics will bring glory to Guyana.
A few track and field enthusiasts came out to witness the occasion that got underway with AAG President, Aubrey Hutson delivering his remarks. Hutson stated that while the AAG will work to ensure athletes get what they deserve, the current new administration is here to build on what the previous administration had put in place.
“The 2013 Council is here to build on the good things that happened with the 2012 Council; we must look back, we must retrospect to ensure that we get better. We are here to improve and see the athletes run fast, Cassey George is an example of that,” he said.
“We plan to invest heavily in these athletes and we will ensure that the athletes get the necessary exposure they need. We will put our best foot forward, so that come 2016 we can see medals for Guyana,” he added during his remarks.
The Awardees included: – Coach of the Year, Julian Edmonds (Running Braves Athletics Club); Male Athlete of the Year, Cleveland Forde (Unattached); Runner-up Male Athlete of the Year, Cleveland Thomas (Running Braves Athletics Club); Female Athlete of the Year, Alika Morgan (Rising Stars), Runner-up Female Athletes of the Year, Natasha Alder (Police Progressive Youth Club) and Alicia Fortune (tied) (Running Braves Athletics Club); Junior Male Athlete of the Year, Stephan James (Running Braves Athletics Club), Runner-up Junior Male Athlete of the Year, Nathaniel Giddings; Junior Female Athlete of the Year, Jevina Straker (Running Braves Athletics Club); Junior Runner-up Female Athlete of the Year, Alita Moore (Police Progressive), Youth Male Athlete of the Year, Tevin Garraway (Police Progressive); Runner-up Youth Male Athlete of the Year, Ornesto Thomas, Youth Female Athlete of the Year, Andrea Foster (Running Braves Athletics Club); Runner-up Youth Female Athlete of the Year, Cassey George; Official of the Year, Cheryl Sam; Most Promising Athlete of the Year, Shaquille Smart.
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