Olympic-bound Edghill “an exemplary athlete”- Director of Sport
Tokyo-bound Table Tennis player, Chelsea Edghill, on Monday made a courtesy call on Director of Sport, Steve Ninvalle, at his Middle Street office. She was accompanied by her mother, Deirdre Edghill and president of the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA), Godfrey Munroe.
Edghill created history when she picked the International Table Tennis Federation’s lone global wild card spot for female players and will become the first player from Guyana, male or female, to feature for the country in the sport at the Olympics.
Ninvalle, who was recently-appointed Director of Sport, congratulated Edghill on not only creating history, but for also being recognised by Table Tennis’ global governing body as the player worthy of their spot in Tokyo, Japan.
According to Ninvalle, Edghill, throughout her playing career, has been an exemplary athlete; one who is discipline and works hard.
Ninvalle said it is now important for Edghill to receive as much support as possible, so that she can be competitive in Japan, and also at other tournaments.
Edghill thanked the Director of Sport for taking time-out from his busy schedule to meet with her before her departure to Portugal, where she’s setting-up camp in preparation for the Olympic Games.
The former Youth Olympian and Caribbean Under-21 Champion explained to Ninvalle her many needs in order to fully focus on table tennis and representing Guyana at major tournaments around the world.
Ninvalle stated that the National Sports Commission (NSC) is looking forward to working with the GTTA in ensuring that she receives the support needed.
To date, Edghill has received financial support from the Guyana Olympic Association, the Guyana Lottery Company and P&P Insurance Brokers and Consultants Limited.