Pan Am-bound Squash team receives financial backing from GOA


The Executive Committee of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) has thrown its support behind the Guyana Squash Association with a contribution towards expenses related to participation in the Pan Am Squash Championship Qualifier for the 2023 Pan Am Games.

The Qualifier is scheduled to be held in Cartagena, Colombia, from June 4-10, 2023.

Powerhouses of the region will be participating, including the USA, Canada, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, which is now home of the current world’s number one ranked men’s player, Diego Elias.

The Pan Am Games would be held later this year in Santiago, Chile.

President of the Guyana Squash Association, David Fernandes thanked the Executive Committee members for the support received.

Guyana Men’s and Women’s teams dominated the Caribbean Championships in 2022, winning not only the Team Championship, but also taking home gold in the Men’s and Women’s Doubles.

“They hope to carry this momentum to better their last showing in the 2019 qualifiers where the Women got 6th (qualifying for the Pan Am Games) and the Men got 10th, falling just short of qualification for the 2019 Pan Am Games,” GOA said in a press release.

At the handover ceremony, Secretary-General of the Guyana Olympic Association, Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon wished the Guyana Squash Association all the very best at these championships.

Persaud-McKinnon particularly mentioned the notably strong Women’s team, comprising the legendary Nicolette Fernandes and the current Caribbean and National Women’s champion, Ashley Khalil.

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