City Hall’s current extensive cleaning and draining of the city, as part of its Green City Initiative, has come as a welcome change and a breath of fresh air, especially for youths now benefitting from improved playfields, which were previously dotted with potholes and overgrown with bushes.The Parade Grounds in Middle Street, South Cummingsberg is one such facility to have benefitted substantially from this mega clean-up. The exercise which commenced earlier this week entails
weeding, leveling, cleaning of drains around the periphery and planting of palms around playfield.
The ground which is used by several schools in the vicinity is known to have provided a venue not only for recreation, but serious training in various ball games such as football and volleyball for sporting clubs preparing for athletic metes.
The St. Agnes Football group was on Thursday, the first to benefit from the freshly cleaned Parade Grounds, when about 20 under-12 boys, under coach Troy Wright, touched down to undergo coaching sessions.
The group was practising feverishly for the final game in the COURTS Pee Wee Championships against Smith Memorial at Banks DIH Thirst Park.
St. Agnes Primary, new-comers to the Courts competition, played their first game on October 3 versus FE Pollard registering a nil-all result. Their second game was with Marian Academy last Saturday, in which they won handsomely 5-0.
Having expressed confidence in his Pee Wees, Coach Troy Wright has high hopes that they will win the competition come November, 2015.
“This is the boys’ dream and my dream as well. The teams will be playing for trophies, medals and uniforms,” Wright said. It is the first time St. Agnes Primary registered to play in this competition.
Wright said, even when they are on the field he teaches them black board work, as well as field work and has threatened that anyone who fails to show interest in class work will be taken off the team.
He added that even though they are Pee Wees learning Pee Wee strategies, he also teaches them senior strategies and above all, that they should be disciplined. (Shirley Thomas)