The revived Inter High school championships on Nevis, will take place this coming weekend.
The participating schools will be the Charlestown Secondary School; the Gingerland High school and the Nevis International School.
Officials of the organizing committee for the meet, held a Press conference at the Sports Department’s conference room on Tuesday 7th March in an effort to update the general public on the plans for the meet.
Director of Sports, Jamir Claxton indicated that he was truly elated that the meet had been revived and gave credit to Coach Shirmon Caines who was one of the key individuals to ensure its revival.
Caines for his part, noted that the revival of the meet, would serve to enhance the development of the local athletes, who he stated, train for at least nine months in the year but are not exposed to enough meets for them to truly excel.
Principal Education officer, Mrs. Palsy Wilkin, noted that the Ministry and Department of Education, fully endorse the event and welcomed in particular, the Nevis International school, which would be participating in the event for the first time. She wished the athletes well and hoped that the meet will be a success.
Raymond RAYBO Smith indicated that the ET Willett Park would be set up at a high standard and that security would be very much in place
NAAA chief, Lester Blackett, noted that the last recorded event of its kind, was held in 2003 and in that year the Gingerland Secondary school won the Male and female champions’ trophies.
He gave some details on the event as follows:
Friday 10th March-opening ceremony at the DR Walwyn Plaza at 3 pm
Saturday 11th March-Field events at the ET Willett Park-start time 11 am
Sunday 12th March-Track events at the ET Willett Park-start time 2 pm.
Age group categories-under 14; under 16; under 18 and under 20.
The athletes who attend the Charlestown Sixth form college and who previously attended the Gingerland Secondary school, will be allowed to compete for the GSS team.
Track events: 100; 200; 400; 800; 1200; 1500; 4X100; 4X400;
Field events: Long jump; high jump; javelin and shotput
Members of the media were able to ask questions of the persons at the head table and some of the athletes present, also had an opportunity to speak of their readiness for the event and all seemed keen to compete.