-ExxonMobil among sponsors
GUYANA will pursue their 13th Junior Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) title when the competition gets underway this weekend in Jamaica.
The team, which held a brief unveiling ceremony for their new sponsors ExxonMobil, departs today, ahead of the one-week tournament starting on Saturday, featuring both individual and team divisions.
During yesterday’s ceremony at the Georgetown Club, ExxonMobil Senior Director of Public and Government Affairs Deedra Moe, contended that the company is more than happy to be involved with the sport.
“The relationships you build as a team will help you in life. I wish you all the best as individuals and teams,” she told the gathering, adding the company is always willing to support youth development.
She implored of the team to use the opportunity to have fun and share cultures with their opponents.
Among the other sponsors are: Bounty Farm Limited, Fly Jamaica, Connections Travel Agency, the Guyana Olympic Association, PAS cargo, Go- Invest, Burger King, Ansa McAl and John Fernandes Limited.
Guyana Squash Association executive Garfield Wiltshire, announced the players who will be a part of team Guyana, saying that they represent the cream of the crop.
The male team comprises: Alex Cheeks (captain), Rithew Saywack, Daniel Islam, Shomari Wiltshire, Samuel Ince-Cavalhal, Michael Alphonso and Shiloh Asregado, The female team has Rebecca Low (Captain), Sarah Lewis, Abosaide Cadogan, Madison Fernandes, Kirsten Gomes, Aliyah Persaud, Paige Fernandes and Christiana Fernandes.
Other players who will be competing in the Individual competition are Gianni Carpenter, Lucas Jonas, Demetrus DeAbreu, Ethan Jonas, Mobryan Baksh, Nicholas Verwey, Louis DaSilva and Quen Lelilco.
Garfield Wiltshire will serve as manager and he will be assisted by David Fernandes. Others on the management team are Carl Ince (coach), Nyron Joseph (assistant coach – male) and Taylor Fernandes and Tifanny Solomon (assistant coach- female)
GSA President David Fernandes noted that parental support has been a major factor in getting the teams ready.“It [Squash] is a very personal sport between the parents and their children. We want to thank the parents for what they do,” he added.
To the team and the players, he said, “It’s not about winning or losing, it’s about how you play the game. It’s about giving the best that you can give. If you can win, it’s a plus.”