Scotiabank/Pepsi School Football Academy competition...
Coach satisfied with team’s performance
Thursday June 21, 2012
RCMTC CARICOM Day Horserace Meet nears Berbicians in high anticipation
THE CHAMPS!!! Scotiabank/Pepsi 2012 School Football Academy Champions North Georgetown Secondary in a jubilant mood at the GCC Ground following their championship win. North Georgetown Secondary School (NGSS) female football team Coach Celeste Mullin has disclosed that she is satisfied with her side’s performance following the conclusion of the 2012 edition of the Scotiabank/ Pepsi School’s Football Academy Tournament, last weekend. NGSS repeated as champions for the second successive year and Mullin said she was elated that they rose above the many challenges that confronted them to lift the championship trophy again. Speaking with Kaieteur Sport, Mullin shared that the girls played with a lot of determination, aggression
and patience; attributes which saw them through. They were also happy to have faced Tucville in the final. Mullin who was rewarded by the Guyana Sports Development Foundation (GSDF) as the female Coach of the Year noted that that some of the players were extremely tired from their semifinal game against Campbellville Secondary which was played the day before the final. North Georgetown Secondary defeated Tucville 2-0 to win the championship. Reflecting on what they did to be successful, Mullin said that they would normally train everyday during the tournament but towards the end of the term that was
curtailed as a result of end of term examinations. The team found it tough to score in the first half of a close battle but the deadlock was broken by the multi talented Mariska Corbin who is also a National athlete and member of the Mercury Fast Laners (MFL) Athletic Club. Corbin rocked the nets in the 48th minute from the 6 yards box. Putting the icing on the cake was Lady Jag Under-17 player Althea Holligan in the 54th minute; her goal securing the championship. The talented Holligan is also one of the 11 players of the Scotiabank/Pepsi School Football Academy tournament All Star team.
Zimbabwe shock South Africa in T20 tournament Zimbabwe shocked powerful neighbours South Africa by 29 runs at Harare Sports Club on Wednesday in the third game of a non-cap Twenty20 tri-nation tournament. The home team posted 176-4 off 20 overs and restricted the visitors to 149 in 19.2 overs before a large, delirious crowd used to seeing Zimbabwe suffer heavy losses against one of the top cricket nations in the world. Unfortunately, the Harare tournament is unofficial so the result will not enter the record books, but the outcome can only boost Zimbabwean morale ahead of an ICC World Twenty20 clash between the countries on September 20 in Sri Lanka. Zimbabwe top the table halfway through the mini-league phase having defeated Bangladesh by 11 runs in the opening match last Sunday while hot tournament favourites South Africa had 39 runs to spare over the Tigers Tuesday. While the Proteas’ bowling and fielding (Continued on page 25)
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Delmur Company Limited representative Loresa Mohabir (left) hands over the trophies to RCMTC&SF Secretary, Noresa Saul. Turfites are currently preparing intensely and most of the animals are doing good gallops in anticipation of the stiff competition as the Executives of the Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club and Sports Facilities (RCMTC&SF) presents its CARICOM Day Horse Race Meet at the Club’s headquarters on July 2 next. Activities would be staged in collaboration with beverage giants, Banks DIH Limited, at the Club’s Alness Village Corentyne facility and would see jockeys straddling the country’s top thoroughbreds for lucrative prizes. Ten events are listed for the day including the ‘E and Lower’ class dubbed ‘River Dance Spring Classic’ over 1200M for a first prize of $500,000. Then there is the race among the 3 years old, over 1600M and featuring animals that are Guyana and
West Indies bred. They will compete in the 31st running of the Alness Derby. The trophies in this event are donated by Sunil Tickram of the USA and the winning horse will race away with $500,000 and trophy. Jockeys would be competing for more than $9M in cash prizes along with trophies and other memorabilia. Among the races to be contested is the one among the 2 years old animals that are Guyana and West Indian bred. They will be competing over 1100M for a winning purse of $450,000 and the Robbie Tickaram trophy, complements of the Tickaram family of the USA. The other races that comprise the meet are among the two year-old Guyana bred horses over 950M for a winning purse of $400,000 and the Kingsway Memorial Trophy; the ‘G and Lower’ for
GOA to run off Olympic Day Cycle Race Programme The Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) will run off a BMX Cycle Race Meet on Saturday at the Inner Circuit of the National Park to coincide with Olympic Day 2012, action set to pedal off at 09:00hrs. The events listed for the day are: BMX Boys 6 to 9 years - 2 Laps BMX Boys 9 to 12 years - 3 Laps BMX Boys Open - 3 Laps BMX Boys 12 to 14 years - 3 Laps BMX Boys Open - 3 Laps Organiser of the day’s activity is National Cycling Coach, Hassan Mohamed.
a top prize of $400.000; the ‘H and Lower event over 1400M for a first prize of $300,000; the ‘I Class’ race over 1400M for a top prize of $180,000 and the K&L (Division 2 and 3) event over 1400M for a winning stake of $150,000. Among the trophies on offer are those donated by the Suknandan Family of the USA and former top trainer, Roopnauth Sewsankar of the USA. There are also other trophies compliments of Trophy Stall and other donors. Trophies donated by overseas based sponsors have recently arrived in the country. Prizes would also be given for outstanding individual performers including top jockey, trainer and stable. Meanwhile, organisers are currently restoring the venue to acceptable standards with a complete facelift. The track, one of the better facilities locally, also boasts excellent drainage. Among the top sponsors of the event are Banks DIH Limited, Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry, Trophy Stall Bourda Market, Delmur Company Limited, Omai Transportation Ltd. and Attorney at Law Rajendra Poonai among others. Interested persons can contact the club’s office at Number 13 Hermitage ECB, Bobby Vaughn (624-6788), Noresa Saul (333-0290, 3330301) or Dr Dwight Walrond (623-0100 or 220-6557).