By: Curtis Morton
Head Coach of the athletic squad, currently preparing for the upcoming Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT) games to be hosted in Trinidad this year, Ms Tricia Williams, indicated on Wednesday that training sessions have been going well so far.
She noted that the over 40 students selected to the training squad have been very regular at practice sessions and stated that the intention was for the squad to be eventually reduced to about 20 athletes.
On training days, the students are involved in warm up and warm down exercises; sprint training; emphasis on relays and baton passes, along with jumps and hurdles, among other exercises.
Ms Williams also noted that the fund raising committee is working assiduously in the effort to raise funds, as an amount of approximately $2,000.00 E.C. per student is required in order for the trip to Trinidad to be made a reality.
Last weekend, the committee hosted a very successful car wash and bake sale which was very well supported by the general public and this coming Friday—3oth May, the committee will host a grand dance at the Caribbean Cove which will commence at 10:00 p.m. and will cost patrons $20.00 each.
Ms Williams used the opportunity to encourage individuals and businesses to give to the cause of the children as it will definitely help in their overall development.
The CUT Track and Field Championships was a result of the CUT’s recognition of the need to provide the young athletes aged 8-15 years with some regional competition. There was also recognition by the CUT that sports have a significant role to play in the regional integration process. These particular Championships would bring together the students and teachers of the Caribbean for a few days of friendly competition, camaraderie and co-operation. The Caribbean Union of Teachers Biennial Track and Field Championships was first organized in Barbados in 1986.
This year’s meet will be held in Trinidad and Tobago July 25th and 26th.