21 coaches graduate from Olympic Solidarity Archery Level One course


After an intense five-day Olympic Solidarity Coaching Course hosted under the auspices of Olympic Solidarity, the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) and Archery Guyana, the curtains were drawn at the weekend.

Upon completion, Olympic Solidarity certificates were presented to the following 21 successful coaches: Jeewanram Persaud, Roshini Boodhoo, Kenrick Cheeks, Afzal Karim, Saeed Karim, Anopa Ramdial, Jude Holder, Faraad Gani, Paul Meusa, David Orret, Nicholas Fraser, Kevin Singh, Twana McCalmont, Karishma Ramnauth, Carlos Henry, Whem France, Bradley Rodrigues, Layne Thomas, Cary Johnson, Leroy Gregory and Joshua Gafoor.

In order to boost the schools programme and specifically for use in the National Schools programme, all newly certified coaches were presented by the National Federation, Archery Guyana, with a complete Beginner Archery set.

This comprised a brand-new Easton Recurve Bow, three arrows, a quiver, an arm-guard, a bow-string, a sight pin and finger protector.

In addition, they received beginner finger tabs, Junior Cartel Quivers and a pack of Easton 3 arrow rests.

Level One Certified Coach Ryan McKinnon presents equipment to six newly certified coaches to boost the school programme in their region

Additionally, former President of Archery Guyana, National Judge, Level One Certified Coach, member of the Disciplinary committee and Chair of the Competitions Committee, Ryan McKinnon, commended all for participating.

He also presented a Krossen Archery adult guard, an Easton recurve Bow Stringer and Easton bow string wax to six newly certified coaches to boost the school programme in their region.

President of Archery Guyana, Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon indicated that the collaboration will continue with the Ministry of Education and the Schools Archery Programme.

She pointed out that the governing body also enjoys charitable status and as such, all supplies needed can be facilitated through Archery Guyana.

At the closing ceremony, President of the Guyana Olympic Association, Godfrey Munroe presented the certificates issued by the International Olympic Committee for this prestigious Olympic Solidarity Course.

He commended Archery Guyana for creating pillars to make the Archery programme a success. Munroe proceeded to charge the participants to continue to be creative and innovative in their training tools and steps.

World Archery Coach Trainer, Ludys Tejada commended the Federation and the participants for the successful completion of the course and presented certificates from the International Federation, World Archery to the successful 21 new coaches.

The Board of Directors extends thanks again to the Executive Committee of the Guyana Olympic Association, Olympic Solidarity, Unit of Allied Art, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, Director of Sport Steve Ninvalle, National Sports Commission, World Archery, Secretary-General Sergio Font of World Archery Americas, CEO of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Ramesh Ghir and his protocol team, Alvin Wilson and his team at Bermudez Operations, Massy Distribution (Guy) Inc., Samuel Arjoon and his team at the Guyana Beverages Inc. and the media.

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