GOA offers support to athletes and coaches

first_img… Yassin calls it ‘Red Letter Day’ for sportsTHIRTY-ONE athletes and 14 coaches, drawn from 10 sporting disciplines, will now be funded by the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA), through their Olympic Solidarity funds.“Today is a ‘red letter’ day for sports in Guyana,” exclaimed GOA president Juman Yassin, while speaking to coaches and athletes gathered at his association’s Headquarters at Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown.Athletes and coaches will be given from as low as $20 000 to $60 000 monthly, with the payments bimonthly, retroactive to December 2017, under specific adherence – one of which is adhering to all doping regulations and continuously updating their ‘athletes whereabouts’ forms.According to Yassin, while it might not be enough, it should be seen as a start, with the hope of the Government of Guyana coming on board in order to widen the pool.The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) was the biggest recipient, with 13 athletes and three coaches being among those who will receive funding from the GOA.“This is something that we (the AAG) welcome with open arms. I think the GOA deserves every credit and we only see this getting better in the future,” AAG president Aubrey Hutson pointed out.ATHLETICS: Jhonny Gravesande, Linden Phillips, Julian Edmonds and Glendon Pantlitz (coaches). Compton Caesar, Jermaine King, Kenisha Phillips, Deshanna Skeete, Chantoba Bright, Joanna Archer, Toyan Raymond, Daniel Williams, Daniel Melville, Winston George, Troy Doris, Brenessa Thompson and Kadecia Baird (athletes)BOXING: Terrence Poole and Sebert Blake (coaches). Keevin Allicock and Christopher Moore (athletes)BADMINTON: Narayan Ramdhani, Pryianna Ramdhani (athletes) and Gokarn Ramdhani (coach)JUDO: Joshua BuchananGUYANA NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION: Lennox Braithwaite and Ransford GoodluckSWIMMING: Andrew Fowler, Leon Seaton, Hannibal Gaskin and Jamila SanmooganSQUASH: Mary Fung-A-Fat, Sunil Seth (athletes) and Carl Ince (coach)TABLE TENNIS: Shamar Britton, Christopher Franklin, Chelsea Edghill, Trenace Lowe (athletes), Hillary Anderson and Idi Lewis (coaches)RUGBY: Theodore Henry and Larry Adonis (coaches)VOLLEYBALL: Kirenia Ballard (coach)last_img

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