A historic chapter for sport shooting in Guyana saw the Guyana Sport
Shooting Federation being duly sanctioned as a sporting federation by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport and the National Sports Commission pursuant to its incorporation under the Laws of Guyana. Since its incorporation and electoral process, the Board has been working to put things in place to facilitate taking sport shooting to a new level in Guyana.
Monday, members of the Board of Executives met with the Honourable Minister of Culture, Youth & Sport, Dr. Frank Anthony at the Ministry’s Boardroom.
Newly elected President, Ms. Vidushi Persaud noted that the GSSF has been established with the vision of promoting all types of sport shooting in keeping with all international standards. She stated: “Our focus on competitive shooting will include areas never before focused on so as to place Guyana strongly in the international arena. Areas will include Olympic shotgun, air rifle, archery together with other regulated shooting sports. We will also be seeking affiliation to other sporting associations and regulatory bodies both locally and internationally.”
Vice-President, Mr. Michael Blake urged all Guyanese to come on board in order to achieve and promote the goals of the GSSF. Assistant Secretary/Treasurer of the GSSF, Mr. Ryan McKinnon explained that according to the GSSF’s Constitution, the General Objects and Goals of the Federation Inc. are:
i. to encourage skill in Sport Shooting by providing instruction and practice in the safe use of firearms and bows amongst members.
ii. to establish Sport Shooting on solid foundations.
iii. to promote its growth and safeguard its principles and
iv. to regulate its conduct throughout the country of Guyana.
The Federation’s website will be online soon and membership forms will be made available.
The Honourable Minister congratulated the members of the Executive for their drive and initiative to further establish various sport shooting disciplines to Guyana’s sport portfolio.
Members of the Board of Executives elected to serve for the period 2014-2015 are:
President – Ms. Vidushi Persaud
Vice-President – Mr. Michael Blake
Secretary – Mr. Steve Ninvalle
Treasurer – Mr. Rohandev Persaud
Assistant Secretary and Treasurer – Mr. Ryan McKinnon
Internal Auditor – Dr. Bhiro Harry
Committee Member (Practical Shooting) – Mr. Pravesh Harry
Committee Member (Steel Challenge) – Mr. Roul Bhudu
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