NSC diary of events
Guyana Chronicle
November 3, 2002

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NATIONAL Sports Commission diary of events for the week beginning Sunday, November 3 and ending Saturday, November 9.

Windball Cricket - The Christmas term windball cricket competition for schoolboys and schoolgirls will continue on a daily basis. Matches will be held in Georgetown at the National Gymnasium and at the Lusignan ground on the East Coast of Demerara.

Football - Coach Dennis ‘Chow’ Hunte will continue to conduct proceedings at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue, when the De Sinco Trading-sponsored Secondary Schools Under-17 Indoor 5-A-Side competition continues on Tuesday, November 5, with the semifinal at 10:00 hrs; and Thursday, November 7, the 3rd place at 12:00 hrs; the final at 13:00 hrs and the presentation at 13:45 hrs.

Netball - Coach Lavern Fraser-Thomas will continue her coaching programme with Secondary schoolgirls on weekdays from 15:30 hrs to 17:00 hrs. Meanwhile, Ms. Fraser-Thomas will also continue to work with the National Under-16 netball squad preparing for the Under-16 Caribbean championship in December in Grenada. The Cliff Anderson Sports Hall tarmac is the venue being utilised.

Persons with Disabilities - Sports Organiser for persons with disabilities, Wilton Spencer, will conduct sessions for the elderly in the discipline of Bocce. Sessions will be held at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport Lawns from 09:30 hrs to 11:30 hrs on Wednesday, November 6, 2002.

Table Tennis - National Coach Sydney Christophe and his assistant Linden Johnson will continue to conduct coaching sessions for both junior and senior players daily at the Guyana Table Tennis Association’s Benab at the National Park. Sessions will be held from 06:00 hrs to 07:30 hrs for seniors, 15:30 hrs to 17:30 hrs for juniors and 17:30 hrs to 19:00 hrs for seniors. Also on today is an invitational Top 8 players competition involving the likes of Sydney Christophe, Godfrey Munroe, Dennis France, Donald Duff, Christopher Franklyn, Andrew Daly, Michael Waithe and Matthew Khan. Play commences at 10:00 hrs at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

Cycling - The National Park Circuit will come alive at 09:00 hrs on Saturday, November 9 when National Cycling Coach Hassan Mohamed stages an 11-race cycle programme, sponsored by Demerara Power Company. The categories to be contested are 12-14 years - racing cyclists. Upright cyclists, juveniles, mountain bikes, veterans Under-45 and over-45, BMX boys 6-9, 9-12, 12-14 years, BMX girls 6-12 and the feature event for schoolboys and novices.

Volleyball - Volleyball players from West Demerara will continue to benefit from daily Volleyball sessions conducted by J. Doolchan. Sessions will be held at the Goed Fortuin Community Centre ground from 16:30 hrs to 18:30 hrs. The West Demerara Secondary School will have their sessions on Friday, November 6 from 13:00 to 15:00 hrs. Also there will be an open volleyball competition for all clubs tomorrow at the Goed Fortuin Community Centre. This competition will commence at 10:00 hrs.

Note: Officers of the National Sports Commission will be at the Cheddi Jagan Airport, Timehri, on Thursday, November 7 to witness the arrival of Guyanese World Boxing champions Vivian Harris and Wayne Braithwaite.

Also on Friday, the National Sports Commission will hold a press conference in their honour from 10:00 hrs at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, while lunch at the Georgetown Club is also on the agenda for the champions and other special invitees.