Section Eight, Linden strolled to victory overall on Sunday in the multi-sport Assemblies
of God (AOG) Annual Champions Games, using the fact that the event was held in Linden at Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC), to their full advantage.
The Section amassed 234 points to win the Championships, which featured Athletics, Basketball, Football and Cricket competitions. Section Five, East Coast were second with 140 points with the Georgetown Section Six third with 93 points.
A point separated Section Nine, West Coast Demerara and Section Seven, East Bank Demerara with the former taking fourth place with 86 points and latter fifth with 85 points. Section Three, West Berbice were sixth on 62 points while Section One, Corentyne finished seventh on 30 points and Section Ten, Essequibo Coast eighth on 22 points. Section Four, Upper East Coast finished in the cellar position on five points.
Linden won the Football competition, while Georgetown took home the Basketball title and West Berbice the cricket title. The toss up was the Athletics competition, which Linden dominated on their home ground to edge the other Sections.
Linden’s Trevon Castang and East Coast’s Timothy Haynes shared the Champion Boy title while Georgetown’s Judea Crandon was adjudged Champion Girl.
Director of the National Youth Ministries, Reverend Winston Assanah, said that the competition is an excellent experience for young people. He believes that it is important to maintain the spirit and physical beings in tandem, as this is important for human growth.
“I think it was a fantastic experience of physical skill in Guyana and the church community.
Not only was there a display of morality and discipline, but also athletic ability,” Assanah indicated, noting that youths need to be balanced and more “involved in sports”.
Assanah thanked the Youth Ministries National Sports Coordinator, Shane Moses, the leaders of the Assemblies of God, Pastor Selwyn Sills, and the sponsor, Beepat’s under their Milo brand for supporting the event.
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