September 25, 2016

Police Sports Club still a hub for talent

In da Clubs…

By Treiston Joseph

New Clubs are birthed, old ones fall by the way side…whatever the change is the Police Sports Club still remains the ultimate test for any rising club while being a hub for young natural talent.

From left, Linton Mentis, Kereem Purch, Tevin Garraway and Arinze Chance sport their Police colours

From left, Linton Mentis, Kereem Purch, Tevin Garraway and Arinze Chance sport their Police colours

The Police Sports Club has continued to stand its ground as probably Guyana’s most dominant and consistent track and field club, hands down.
The club has seen many rivals over the last two decades… some such as Atoms and Silverfox exist no more, others like the Royal Youth Movement and Bedford dormant to the point of nonexistence; there latest rivals being that of the Running Brave Athletics Club and the Guyana Defence Force.
Yet, the Police Sports Club still stands under the watchful eyes of longtime coach Lyndon Wilson and Mark Scott as they continue to produce athletes of a high calibre.

Up and Coming athletes of the Police Sports Club celebrate a recent win at the North Georgetown 50th Athletics meet

Up and Coming athletes of the Police Sports Club celebrate a recent win at the North Georgetown 50th Athletics meet

Despite the club just having one athlete on this year’s junior Carifta team in Jevina Sampson, the club still holds talented up and coming athletes.
Sprinters Linton Mentis and Tevin Garraway comes to mind as well as quarter-miler Kareem Purch whose continued improvement over the 400 metres is catching a few eyes.
Athletes such as Onica Eastman, Joanna Archer and even Arinze Chance are just a few to watch out for in years to come once they continually improve.
Nevertheless, the club which is probably one of the oldest if not the oldest in Guyana’s track and field history still holds its place as one of the best to compete for and against.
Wilson who joined the club in 1987, a whopping 29 years when we fast forward from then to the present, highlight the main reason for the club’s continued sustenance.
“We are governed by the Police Force and they continue to ensure that we have what we need for competitions and training, every new Commissioner has supported us because they believe and the Force believes sports plays a big role in development especially with youngsters.
“Not only that it helps in providing camaraderie with other when we participate in events,” Wilson pointed out.
With Wilson known for his ability to refines athlete and make them better and Scott’s ability to develop raw natural talent, the dynamic between the two experienced coaches always allow for the club to produce good athletes.
Moreover, when you really look at the landscape of track and field, the one club that always remains in consistent is the Police Sports Club and it is an attribute to their hub of talent and their coaches.

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