[www.inewsguyana.com] – National Rifle Captain Mahendra Persaud is confident of a good performance from his side when they participate in this year’s West Indies Full-bore shooting championships billed to fire off on Monday in Jamaica.
Speaking ahead of the units Departure, the Jamaican bound Skipper said that the team morale is high. “We are ready and are just waiting for the competition, the team is jelling as a unit and once we shoot well we can expect the best result,” Persaud said.
He noted that the training over the past two months went fairly well and the local shooters are composed and ready for the task at hand, adding too that the recent coaching programme which the team had with Great Britain’s Ian Shaw is paying off.
The team leaves Sunday morning with eleven shooters and other officials and will be joined by two United States-based shooters in Jamaica. The local shooters are Persaud (captain), Dylan Fields (Vice Captain), Lennox Braithwaite, Ransford Goodluck, Leo Romalho, Ryan Sampson, ACP retired Paul Slowe, Lt. Col. retired Terrence Stuart, Inspector Dane Blair, Peter Persaud and debutant Sherwin Felicien.
The two US-based shooters are seasoned campaigners Sigmund Douglas and John Fraser, who represented Guyana previously. Guyanese Lennox Braithwaite won the Grand Aggregate last year in Barbados to be declared the regional’s top individual shooter for 2013.