Jan 17, 2016 Sports
Name: Christopher Jones
Director of Sport – Ex Officio Member of the National Sports Commission
Administration: Incumbent Director of Sport; Shadow Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport in 10th Parliament; Member of Parliament.
Name: Ivan Persaud
Education: Master’s Degree in Sports Administration and Management; Bachelor of Science Degree with Honors in Professional Sports and Physical Activities; Guyanese scholar 1995; speaks fluent Dutch and Spanish.
Background in Sports: played football for Guyana’s National Junior and Senior teams; played semi-professional football in Suriname; played professional football for short stints at FC Denhaag and Sparta FC in Holland; played football in England for Leyton FC in the Ryman’s League.
In addition, Persaud has coached football professionally in Trinidad and Tobago and held coaching stints in Colombia; England at Leyton FC and Guyana at Milerock FC, Linden.
Administration: Incumbent President of the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association; served as Vice-President of the Guyana Football Federation; member of Guyana Coaches’ Association.
Name: Nigel Hinds
Education: Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) Graduate (1989); Bachelor of Science Degree with Distinction in Accounts, University of Guyana (1995); Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Graduate (1997) and ACCA Fellow (2003); Certified Public Accountant (2002); Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Everest University.
Background in Sports: represented Guyana in Field Hockey 1983-1991; represented Guyana in Basketball 1985-1994; won Guyana’s Novices Power Lifting Championships in the Heavyweight Division in 1992.
Administration: Secretary of Guyana Hockey Board (1988); incumbent President of the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation.
Name: Seon Erskine
Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education and Sports, International School of Physical Education and Sports in Havana, Cuba 2008 (specialised in Weightlifting); Masters of Education, Education Administration and Leadership, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia (2014).
Background in Sport: Dorado Speed Swim Club, Land Conditioning Coach; Guyana Amazon Warriors T20 Cricket Team, Weight Training Coach; Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) Physical Training Instructor. In addition, Erskine has acted as Liaison, Volunteer, Interpreter and Chaperone for a number sport organisations and international events.
Administration: Physical Education Teacher, Unit of Allied Arts, Ministry of Education; General Secretary of the Guyana Amateur Weightlifting Association.
Name: Lavern Fraser
Education: Bishops’ High School; Commonwealth Youth Programme Certificate in Youth Work and Development; Caribbean Coaching Certificate; Diploma in Public Management, University of Guyana; Bachelor’s Degree in Public Management, University of Guyana.
Background in Sports: represented Guyana in Netball; represented Guyana in Basketball at Caribbean Championships; Former National Netball Coach. National Sports Awards: – Coach of the Year, Female Sports Personality and Guyana Olympic Association Award for Long and Dedicated Service to Sports and in the Field of Sports.
Administration: Vice-President (Administration) Georgetown Football Association; President of the Guyana Netball Association; Sports Officer at the University of Guyana.
Name: Inga Henry
Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education and Sport, International School of Physical Education and Sports in Havana, Cuba; Trained Class 1 Grade 1 Teacher.
Background in Sport: represented Kildonan Cricket Club and Berbice in senior hardball tournaments; Guyana all-rounder in the 2002 Regional Women’s 50 Overs tournament. Certified Baseball Coach; played Baseball/Softball at the University level in Havana, Cuba.
Administration: started a national Under-15 Cricket Academy in August 2010 during stint as an Instructor at the National Sports Commission; currently involved in implementation of Physical Education and Sports in schools.
Name: Edison Jefford
Education: Central High School; Saint Stanislaus College (2002); Public Policy at California Polytechnic University (2004); Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, Diploma in Communication, University of Guyana (2007); represented UG at the Student World Assembly (2004), National Model United Nations in New York (2006), Invitational Model United Nations in Washington D.C (2006).
Background in Sport: represented South Georgetown in Track and Field at the National Schools’ Championship 1995-2000; National Schools’ Champion 2000; played basketball at High School level, Pacesetters and University of Guyana; UG ‘Male Champion Athlete’; Sports Journalist (2005- Present); Guyana Olympic Association and NSC ‘Sports Journalist of the Year’ (2011).
Administration: Pyshical Education Teacher (2005); Worked on CARICOM in Beijing Project (2008); Founder of Sports Management (2010); Co-Founder of Boyce/Jefford Track and Field Classic (2010); Member of the Management Committee of the National Schools’ Championships since 2010.
Name: James Bond
Education: St. Joseph High School; President’s College; University of Guyana; Hugh Wooding Law School; Attorney-at-Law.
Background in Sport: played basketball at High School and Club levels.
Administration: Former President of the Sunburst Camptown Football Club; former Member of Parliament.
Name: Aliann Pompey
Education: Cohoes High School, Albany New York; Bachelor’s Degree in Finance with a minor in Communications, Manhattan College (1999) and MBA in Finance, Manhattan College (2003).
Background in Sport: represented Guyana at the 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games in addition to participating in the IAAF World Championships five times and World Indoor Championships on four occasions. Her personal-best 400m time of 50.71 was achieved in 2009 at the World Championships in Berlin, Germany.
She has the 400m South American indoor record of 51.83 seconds, a gold medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England, silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India and a bronze medal at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo to her list of accomplishments.
Administration: current Sprint and Hurdles Coach at St. John’s University in New York; taught at the Harlem Academy and Urban Institute of Math and Science for Young Women, served as a Director of Development for PowerPlay, New York City and Development Associate for Harlem Renaissance High School.
Name: Ramnaresh Sarwan
Education: North Ruimveldt Secondary School.
Background in Sport: played cricket at the highest domestic, regional and international levels for West Indies, Gloucestershire, Guyana, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Kings XI Punjab, Leicestershire and Stanford Superstars.
At age 28 years, 228 days Sarwan became the youngest West Indian to reach the 5000 runs when he scored a century against England in Jamaica. He has scored 5842 Test Runs at an average of 40.01 with 15 centuries and 31 half centuries and 5804 One Day International Runs at an average of 42.67 with five centuries and 38 half centuries.
Administration: Succeeded Brian Lara as West Indies Cricket Captain (2007); Owner of Fitness 53 Gym at Providence, East Bank Demerara.
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