[www.inewsguyana.com] – Guyana’s top sports men and women were honoured on Friday evening at the National Culture Centre by the National Sports Commission (NSC)
Speaking at the ceremony, Director of Sport Neil Kumar labeled the government’s investment in facilities as part of the reason for Guyana athletes “exceptional performances” on the international level.
Kumar also noted that the government will continue to invest in sports, while Minister of Sport Dr Frank Anthony highlighted the need for the Guyanese populace to be involved in more sport to help stop “non communicable” diseases.
Dr Anthony also added that the government will be aiming to “work along with national bodies to ensure the development of sport”.
Meanwhile, Rugby came out as the most successful sport of 2014, bagging the most improved as well as association of the year.
Theodore Henry was named Coach of the year for Rugby while the Rugby Association’s president, Peter Green was named male official of the year. In addition, Rugby was also named sports team of the year.
Other awardees were, Emmerson Campbell, Sports Journalist of the year (print), Avenash Ramzan as Sports Journalist of the year (non-print), Vidushi Persaud as female official of the year; Orlando Charles, Sports photographer of the year, Jason Yaw, male junior athlete of the year; George female junior athlete of the year; outstanding athlete with disability, Calvin Thomas; runner-up male junior athlete of the year, Shemron Hetmyer; runner-up female junior athlete of the year, Akeila Wiltshire; runner-up male athlete of the year, Kristian Jeffrey and runner-up female athlete of the year, Alisha Fortune.