‘Colin Ming served Squash with distinction’- GSA

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STATEMENT BY GUYANA SQUASH ASSOCIATION ON THE PASSING OF COLIN MING

The Guyana Squash Association (GSA) and the entire sporting community were thrown into mourning with the sudden, tragic and untimely death of Samuel Colin Ming on April 2, 2021 due to a vehicular accident which occurred on April 1, 2021.

Colin, as everyone called him, was a former Secretary of the GSA. He served our organisation with distinction for several years and was also President of the Caribbean Area Squash Association.

Colin was one of the key persons responsible for the re-drafting of the constitution for the GSA, as well as the rules for the Junior Caribbean squash championships.

Colin was a true friend to many and could always be called on to assist the GSA in anyway, whenever necessary. Anyone who really knew Colin would know that he loved sports with a passion and he was always seeking to discover that special athlete who could make him and Guyana proud.

Over the years he has sponsored and provided assistance to countless athletes and given his time and energy to the development of sport in Guyana; be it motor racing, squash, golf and athletics, to name a few.

Colin was not only a Sports Administrator, he also managed several squash teams which left these shores and he was also an excellent squash coach. If you knew Colin well, when he committed to doing something, regardless of what it was, he put his all into it to ensure that he was successful.

He spent endless hours over the years at the Georgetown Club on the squash courts working on the physical as well as the mental skills of his students and on fine tuning their games. They all reaped the success of his exploits.

Colin was meticulous and would always be willing to give advice and express an opinion. He will always be remembered for his expertise and advice given during the construction of squash court No 1 at the Georgetown Club.

Due to his input, the floor on the squash court is one of the best in the Caribbean. Other associations would always be contacting him to assist and advise them on the construction of their squash court floors.

Colin will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him for his exemplary contributions to the development of sport in Guyana, his contributions to the business community, and his contributions to the youth – especially those in need in the community close to where he worked. His was a life to be emulated.

The GSA wishes to extend heartfelt condolences to the entire Ming family for their loss. May his soul rest in peace.

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