GSA launches Caribbean Junior Squash Championships


By Treiston Joseph

The Guyana Squash Association (GSA) on Thursday launched the 2017 edition of the Caribbean Junior Squash Championships, scheduled to be held in Guyana from Sunday (July 2).

Guyana will aim to defend the team competition while going for a 13th straight team title and President of the association, Robin Lowe expressed such during his remarks at the launching.

“There has been so much preparation going on off and on the courts; I think we are ready, I think we have number 13 in our vision and we won’t be able to do all of this without our sponsors (Digicel, ExxonMobil, Banks DIH, Ansa McAl Trading, Bounty Farm and GOA)… thank you to all the parents and the executives that have made this possible and I wish you the team well as you start this journey,” Lowe stated.

Bank DIH Limited Communications Manager, Troy Peters, highlighted that the development of sport is critical from an early age while sharing that Banks has been working along with the association to aid its development.

Manager at ExxonMobil, Kimberly Brassington, explained the reason behind the major oil company jumping behind squash as one of their first ventures into the sport landscape of Guyana.

“We want to be a part of squash and Guyana and 12 years running as champions I was ready to sign up, but really we want to support you, we want to support youth, we want to support you the junior players and we are looking forward to you winning the 13th straight title but I have to say that it is easy for me to give the funds but it’s you guys that actually do the hard work and making us proud so really congratulations to you guys and thank you for letting ExxonMobil be a part of this,” Brassington stated.

Sean Abel of Ansa McAl Trading and representatives from Digicel were present and expressed their commitment to the youths of the sport. Team Captains, Ben Meckdeci and Taylor Fernandes, expressed their confidence in the team and its ability to win, noting that all the players are eager to win as much as possible for Guyana when the competition begins on Sunday at the Georgetown Club Courts.

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