NSC meeting with core sports for National Sports Academy


In a move aimed to kick-start the country’s first-ever National Sports Academy, the National Sports Commission on Saturday met with the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) and the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA).

The meeting, held in the boardroom of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, was attended by Director of Sport, Steve Ninvalle, Assistant Director Melissa Dow-Richardson, NSC Chairman Kashif Muhammed and Commissioner Cristy Campbell.

Guyana Table Tennis Association representatives with NSC officials

At the inaugural Guyana Sports Conference, hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport and the NSC, a presentation was made on the structure of a Sports Academy for each of 12 identified core sports by Minster Charles Ramson Jr.

There was a commitment made by all stakeholders to collaborate with the NSC in developing the three pillars of these Academy- Nursery, Tournaments and Elite Training Academy.

Representatives of the Athletics Association of Guyana with NSC officials

On Monday, the NSC will meet with the Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) and the Guyana Squash Association, while on Wednesday, they will engage the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) and the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA).

On Thursday, meetings will be held with the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) and the Guyana Volleyball Federation.

Friday’s meeting with the Guyana Badminton Association (GBA) will mark the last engagement with the identified core sports in the first phase of planning.

The National Sports Academy is the brainchild of Minister Ramson in keeping with the PPP/C Government’s manifesto for Sports.

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