With the National Schools’ Cycling, Track and Field and Swimming Championships
just over two weeks away, East Coast Demerara, District Four has signaled its readiness to compete when the event begins on November 23 at the National Aquatic Centre.
District Four, which has seven titles to their credit, has always been a major contender at the Championships, but has not won the overall title since 1990.
Sports Representative of District Four, Yvonne Bristol believes that if the District is to pull off the win, they will need a cohesive effort, despite losing some of their top athletes, including 400 metres sensation, Jason Yaw.
“Well I believe that District Four will need to pull together, put all hands together if we are to win,” Bristol told the Schools’ Championships Public Relations Unit. She disclosed that her only concern is as it relates to their preparation.
“I think we are 75% ready, I think I need a kitchen, but they want catered food, but everything else is in place… we know the team, uniforms are done and we are confident that we can pull off this win,” Bristol informed.
She pointed out one that the District needs to improve in the Swimming Championship if District Four is to win. “Persons are not comfortable with the different strokes like breast and butterfly… I wanted to have some training sessions, but could not get around to it,” she noted.
The Swimming Championships will be held on Monday, November 23 at the National Aquatic Centre at Liliendaal. In addition to the Swimming competition, two field events, Long Jump and Shot Putt, along with the 10km road race, 40km and 25km cycle road races will also take place on November 23.
The Games Village will be established on Woolford Avenue. Tutorial High, North Georgetown Primary and Secondary Schools and Richard Ishmael Secondary will house the 15 Districts from across Guyana that will compete at the Championships.
The Games Secretariat has been officially opened at GTU Headquarters, Woolford Avenue, with Districts submitting entries. The Opening Ceremony for the Schools Championship is scheduled for Tuesday, November 24 at 10:30am.
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