THE Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) will step up preparations for this year’s Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors tournament with an encampment of young boxers from Friday to Sunday.
This was revealed yesterday by the association’s president, Steve Ninvalle, who confirmed that approximately 20 fighters would be housed at the National Gymnasium for the three-day exercise.
The encampment is the first this year for the national nursery and is scheduled to be a weekly event.
A battery of experienced coaches will be in charge headed by Sebert Blake, Clifton Moore, Lennox Daniels and Clive Atwell.
Ninvalle said that the GABA would be leaving no stone unturned in its attempt to whip the youngsters into shape ahead of an expected stern test at the Championships.
With that in mind, GABA executive member Dexter Patterson has been appointed as chairman of the local boxing’s Youth Commission.
Patterson has since planned a meeting with parents and guardians of the athletes.
Guyana will host the fourth edition of the Caribbean Schoolboys and Junior Championship from August 16 to 18 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
Guyana hosted all three editions of the tournament so far and the team have been crowned champions on all three occasions.
Ninvalle extended gratitude to the Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, for approving to have the competition shifted from the Gymnasium to Sports Hall and for accommodating the encampment at the Gymnasium.