– Running Brave decline invitation with baffling explanation
Former National School Champions, North Georgetown/District 11 will host a junior athletics meet on March 20 at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary.
Members of the head table during the launching
The 13-time champions has invited five clubs and two districts to the event that will see some of Guyana top junior athletes competing.
It was also revealed at the launching which was held on Thursday that the longest race will be the 1500 metres as the organisers aim to keep the event interesting and fiery.
The clubs that will participate are Ruralites Athletics Club, Police Sports Club, the Guyana Defence Force Athletics Club, Super Upcoming Runners and Mercury Fast Laners while the two districts will be East Coast and Bartica.
Sponsors of the event Courts Guyana, the National Sports Commission (NSC) and Banks DIH commended the district for their initiative, with Director of Sport Christopher Jones noted that the event will fit in well with Guyana’s 50th Independence celebration that is be termed “50 shades of games” under the NSC.
However, with the top junior club Running Brave Athletics Club missing, Branch Manager of North Georgetown Mariska Williams related that Head Coach of the successful club Julian Edmonds, declined the invite to participate while stating that “we do not participate where we are not welcomed,” Williams shared while noting that it was a baffling comment since most of their top athletes are from the club.
Nevertheless Williams thanked all the sponsors onboard with the event as the district aims to make the meet annual. Action is set for a 16:00h start.