Continental Agencies Ltd [CAL] through its lead brand Sunburst Juices recently handed over a cheque to Ms. Deirdre Edghill mother of National Table Tennis Star Ms. Chelsea Edghill in fulfilment of the company’s commitment for continued support and sponsorship to Chelsea Edghill, who is one of its youth ambassadors under the Sunburst Brand.
Marketing and Sales Manager of Continental Group of Companies, Mr Avalon Jagnandan noted that Continental is pleased to continue this partnership with Ms Chelsea Edghill as one of its Sunburst Brand Ambassadors.
He added that CAL would like to commend Chelsea on her recent success at several international tournaments, and would like to wish her continued success in her upcoming tournaments, especially her quest for the Rio 2016 Olympic qualification. He added that the relationship between Chelsea and Continental Group of Companies started in 2013 while Chelsea was pursuing her quest for Junior Olympic qualification, a goal that the Sunburst brand ambassador did achieve.
Mr Jagnandan noted that the sponsorship is geared towards supporting Guyana’s recently crowned 2016 Women’s Champion in her quest for Rio 2016 Olympic qualification scheduled for April in Santiago Chile.
The tournament would have Latin America’s best table tennis talents on show; five men and six women will qualify for the Olympic Games from this event. Each Association is entitled to enter up to a maximum of three (3) men and three (3) women players.
According to Ms Deirdre Edghill mother of Table Tennis Star, Chelsea who is a three time Junior Sports Woman Caribbean Champion, Junior Olympian 2014 and a prospect for 2020 Olympic has been identified by the ITTF and will be making her journey to Chile along with team mate Ms. Trenace Lowe to the Latin American Continent qualification championships.
She is the recipient of a partial scholarship to pursue undergraduate and masters’ studies in Chemistry physics and forensics from Lindenwood University Missouri USA based on her academic and sporting prowess.
Chelsea has been making waves on the inter collegiate circuit, racking wins in 2016 where she was recently crowned the 2016 regional division Women’s Champion and just won silver at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Butterfly Table tennis challenge, the badger Open where she won gold and the newly Table Tennis Open at Walsh University in Akron, Ohio; Chelsea secured a medal for her university when she took silver in the Under-22 division.
The Scholarship has been allowing her the opportunity to actively train play and participate in high level competition against top level players on the intercollegiate circuit on a consistent basis in view of achieving 2020 Olympic qualification. Her university is ranked 4th in the intercollegiate rankings.
According to Mr Godfrey Munroe, President of the Guyana Table Tennis Association, while Chelsea is a true prospect for 2020 qualification, having had a some great performances to start the year, her quest for 2016 Olympic qualification will provide a good opportunity for qualification, an opportunity to learn, play and compete against the best players in Latin American and re-establish her world ranking and establish her position for possible wild card Universal qualification.
Mr. Munroe noted that the GTTA is very grateful for the sponsorship from Sunburst for one of our best talents; we see Chelsea as a player for the future and think this gesture goes a long way in ensuring that Guyana’s team chances at doing well in regional and other competitions in the near future.
Mr. Jagnandan noted that over the years Continental Group of Companies through its Sunburst Brand has supported sports in Guyana in a wide array of areas, these being Motor Racing, Badminton, Football, Table Tennis, Karate, Hockey, Golf, Horse Racing just to name a few. Sunburst Juice, which is branded the ‘Juice of Champions’, remains fully committed towards the growth and development of Sports in Guyana.
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