SPORTS, TRADE, INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE & CULTURE

NEWS AND SPECIALS

Back to Sports, Trade, Industry and Commerce & Culture

A&BAAA TO STAGE NATIONAL TRACK & FIELD MEET
Monday 23rd May 2011

The Antigua & Barbuda Amateur Athletic Association will be hosting its National Track & Field Meet on Sunday, June 19, at the YASCO Athletics Grounds.

The one day Meet is expected to attract a number of International Track & Field stars who have been representing Antigua/Barbuda, including Daniel (Bakka) Bailey, Bendon Christian, James Grayman and Shanon King, to name a few.

1st Vice-President of ABAAA Teddy Daley

According to 1st Vice President of the A&BAAA, Mr.Teddy Daley, the local clubs will be on show with their top athletes, including Tahir Walsh, Cejhae Green on the track, and Carifta bronze medalist, Edlyn Edgecomb in the Field Events.

Other overseas athletes from Jamaica, Trinidad and the sub-region have also been invited, Daley said.

The Senior National Meet will be a compact one as it is a one-day Event, "so we want everything to start on time", the Vice President warns.

Meanwhile, the Association is short on sponsorship and is appealing to the Corporate Community to assist financially and in any other avenue they can to realize a successful Event.

Many a times, the public and some businesses expect a lot from the various associations to create top class athletes, but funding to assist the associations to do so is sadly lacking.

The Association is still hopeful that sponsorship will be forthcoming and that the General Public will come out on July 19th in support of Antigua/Barbuda National athletes.

The 30th Olympic Games will be staged in London in 2012, and Antigua/Barbuda will be expected to field a team and hoping to medal this time around. Now is the time for all to show their support.

Earlier, this year, the A&BAAA had been given caretaker status of the YASCO Grounds and attempts are being made to have the facility up to par for the National Meet. According to Daley, "besides other arrangements being made for bathroom facilities, we are going to ensure that, at least, the stands are covered for the spectators."

According to Association officials, patrons who use the grounds will have to start paying to do so, as one of the means of generating revenue to develop the facility. However, the A&BAAA will need to formulate plans to realize major investment of funds for the Project.


Click here for all News and Specials for Sports, Trade, Industry and Commerce & Culture

 
connect with antiguanice.com
FacebookTwitterYoutubeNewsletterRSS

contact
NAME: Mr Richard Henry
TEL: +1 268 562 1675/1680
FAX: +1 268 562 - 1681
EMAIL: permanentsecretarysports@gmail.com
        or: permanentsecretarysports@gmail.com
ADDRESS: Office of the Minister of State: Sports and Recreation, Boys Training School and National School Meals Cassada Gardens St. John's
FIND US ON: Facebook Twitter
LOCATION: 6 View Map
WEBSITE: Click here

news and specials

CARIFESTA XV POSTPONED TO 2022

Friday 9th October 2020
CARIFESTA XV scheduled for August 2021 will now be staged in August 11th-21st, 2022....
Read More

VIRTUAL NATIONAL & REGIONAL DANCE SOLO COMPETITION

Wednesday 23rd September 2020
The Competition will form part of this year's 2020 Independence celebrations....
Read More

THIRTY-DAY BAN ON ALL EVENTS

Tuesday 17th March 2020
Ministry of Sports, Culture, National Festivals and the Arts announced the ban as a result of the CO...
Read More

NEW NATIONAL SPORTS WEAR UNVEILED

Tuesday 18th February 2020
Check out the official attire for all athletes traveling abroad to represent Antigua and Barbuda....
Read More

EVENTS TO COMMEMORATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH ANNOUNCED

Friday 31st January 2020
Checkout the events to celebrate our nationís rich culture & black history....
Read More

All News Stories and Specials


whats on

CARIFESTA XV

Thursday 11th August 2022. Read More

CARIFESTA XV

Friday 12th August 2022. Read More

CARIFESTA XV

Saturday 13th August 2022. Read More

CARIFESTA XV

Sunday 14th August 2022. Read More

CARIFESTA XV

Monday 15th August 2022. Read More

All Whats On Listings