Home Sports Queen’s College Sports Day gets underway today
As the Petra-organised Guyoil/Tradewind Tankers School Under-18 Football tournament comes closer to its final round, the Queen’s College Sports Committee will now be focused on hosting an annual day of sports in collaboration with the South Turkeyen Sports Committee at the Ministry of Education Ground today.
Speaking with Guyana Times Sport, physical education teacher and sports organiser Johnny Barnwell stated that the school would be running off its First, Second and Third Form softball and tapeball cricket competitions and the highly-anticipated First and Second Form male and female football tournament.
He further went on to state that the feature match being played in the afternoon will be Queen’s College versus School of the Nations or Covent Garden Secondary. Events for parents are also on the card as Barnwell believes everyone should be included in sporting activities.
When asked the purpose of the tournament, Barnwell said, “Well, first of all, we want to mobilise the first and second formers, let them be introduced to sports from a tender age; we are looking at the first formers as they have the potential to play and we are making a plan for that.”
Also for the new year, the school is looking to organize an Under-14 tournament that will cater to the needs of schools in a few aspects that were seen as weak.”
When asked about the team’s position in the ongoing tournament, Barnwell said, “Well, we haven’t placed well. We have had some unfortunate events, but what I am saying is that this is a wakeup call for us. Because actually, QC used to perform very well, but, as I said, it is a wakeup call and we will be working hard to produce a top team when we compete again.”
The event will commence at 09:00h. An entrance fee of $200 will be charged. (Timothy Jaikarran)