GuySuCo marks welcome return of Cavalcade of Sports

The GuySuCo Cavalcade of Sports made a triumphant return on July 6th, 2024, marking a joyous comeback after an eight-year hiatus.
Hosted at the Port Mourant Community Centre ground in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), the event not only celebrated athletic excellence, but underscored significant Government initiatives aimed at community development as well.
Spirited competition was featured across various disciplines, showcasing the talent and dedication of athletes from participating teams, namely: Head Office, Training Centre/Port Mourant estate; and Albion, Skeldon, Rose Hall, Blairmont, and Uitvlugt estates.
Albion Estate emerged victorious, claiming the winners’ trophy with a total of 36 points. Blairmont followed closely with 33 points, and next was GTC/PM with 23 points. Rose Hall secured 21 points, while GuySuCo Head Office, Skeldon, and Uitvlugt estates also showcased commendable performances with 11, 8, and 7 points respectively.

The winning team – Albion Estate

Hon. Zulfikar Mustapha, Minister of Agriculture, graced the event with his presence. In his address, Minister Mustapha reflected on GuySuCo’s historic role in nurturing sporting talent, and cited figures like Rohan Kanhai, Basil Butcher, Joe Solomon, and other cricketing legends who emerged through initiatives supported by GuySuCo.
Minister Mustapha also announced ambitious plans to enhance community engagements through sports, including the introduction of international football coaches to scout talent within GuySuCo’s communities and across the country. This initiative aims to provide professional coaching and mentorship, fostering the development of future athletes and promoting healthy lifestyles nationwide.
The Cavalcade of Sports attracted a robust turnout from surrounding communities, and cultural performances by students of the GuySuCo Training Centre/Port Mourant were featured. and offering Family-friendly activities that enriched the festive atmosphere were also on offer.