North West athlete gains Chase Academy sponsorship…Thanks GTT for making trip to Carifta Trials possible
Mar 09, 2018 , https://www.kaieteurnewsonline...fta-trials-possible/
Distance runner Rekie Williams hails from the North West Region but has moved to the City with the hope of furthering his academic and athletic careers. Williams who trued 17 on December 29, has been granted a Scholarship to attend the Chase Academy where he will write his CXC exams next year.
Henry Chase, owner of Chase Academy says the Private Educational intuition will continue to provide young talented athletes who fit the criteria, with scholarships to develop both their education and sporting skills.
West Indies U-16 Captain Sachin Singh and U-19 World Cup Cricketer Ashmead Nedd are among those who have benefited from Chase Academy Scholarships. Williams, an indigenous athlete has thanked telephone and internet providers GTT for making his trip to Trinidad and Tobago possible to compete in last Sunday’s Carifta Trials at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain.
The Guyanese teenager finished second to Trinidad & Tobago’s Kirstian Charles in the 5,000m event in a time of 17:10: 35 to Charles’ 16:33:32. Both runners failed to make the qualifying time.
However, Williams would have benefitted from the exposure and thanked GTT for providing him with two airline tickets to the Twin Island Republic along with spending money.
”GTT’s support will open opportunities for me as a young athlete as well as helping to develop my skills. Their contribution will enable me to participate in higher distinguished championships and these events will improve my discipline and character on and off the track, which would be invaluable for my future” Williams stated.
He noted that were many expenses involved in managing a trip like this one and said GTT’s contribution was not just a charitable donation but also a commercial opportunity for the Company.
”I was a bit disappointed in not winning but I am satisfied with my second place since this was the first time I have participated in a Carifta Trials in Trinidad. But I know for sure I have the potential to do better the next time” a confident Williams promised.
He said he was looking forward to GTT’s continued support as he strives to be the best that he could both on and off the track. Williams’ accommodation and transportation was provided by Guyana’s distance runner Lionel D’Andrade who is now based in Trinidad. (Sean Devers)