St. John’s Antigua- Primary schools across Antigua are gearing up for their chance in the spotlight as they prepare for the staging of the National Youth Championships being put on by the Antigua & Barbuda Athletic Association (ABAA) this weekend.
The Championships, which was originally slated for last weekend, was postponed because government schools were still out on Easter vacation.
The event will now take place on April 28 and 29 at YASCO Sports Complex.
Co-ordinator of Schools Athletics, Heather Samuel, said the national association has been working hard to ensure that things are in place for the staging of the event.
“It’s going to be this weekend because it was postponed from last week. They did not want to have that competition while school was out, so it was postponed until this week,” Samuel said.
“Other than that, I think that things are in place. The association is working hard in terms of getting things in place for this weekend so that our little athletes in the Under-11, Under-13 and Under-15 (categories) can compete this weekend and it’s just now for the parents of these athletes and the schools and the general public at large to come out.”
The event will race off at 2 pm daily and all schools are reminded to submit entries to the Deputy Director of Sports, Evans “Jawakie” Jones, at the Sports Division located at YMCA Sports Complex before midday on April 27.
All participating athletes are asked to assemble at YASCO by midday on both days.
Adults will pay an admission fee of $5, while children will pay two dollars less. (By Neto Baptiste)