Pursuant to the recent collaboration between the two regional entities, both of which are duly affiliated to the international governing body, World Archery Foundation and World Archery Americas, World Archery Barbados made the necessary arrangements to provide Archery Guyana with the assistance of four (4) coaches, intended to aid in the further development of local Archers.
Mr Ronald Field, Mr. Thomas Field, Ms. Rebecca Wiltshire and Mr. Dwayne Grovesnor arrived this afternoon to conduct coaching/training sessions with Archery Guyana this weekend.
President Richard Morris of World Archery Barbados noted that “As we seek to strengthen relations between Foundations, WAB takes this opportunity to wish Archery Guyana the best of luck with the training session, and looks forward to receiving some positive feedback from this, and future collaborations”.
President of Archery Guyana, Mrs. Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon, expressed delight to have the Coaches here in Guyana as she welcomed them this afternoon. She noted that Mr. Dwayne Grovesnor also happens to be a Guyanese living in Barbados and she is happy to have him back home to help his country. Mrs. Persaud-McKinnon hope that in the near future our Guyanese Archers can travel regionally and internationally to participate in competitions.
Another successful collaboration was made with the Department of Tourism, Ministry of Business and Archery Guyana. It is envisioned that Guyana can host major regional competitions which is an area which will tremendously boost Guyana’s visibility and encourage sports tourism. Present also to greet the Coaches was Ms. Lizanne London, the Tourism Development Officer (Public Relations) of the Ministry of Business – Department of Tourism who presented the Coaches with a welcome bag.
Coaching sessions will be both Indoor starting this evening at the National Gymnasium from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and Outdoor Archery at the Carifesta Sports Complex on Sunday from 2:30pm to 5:30pm.
In picture below: Ms. London from the Department of Tourism, Ministry of Business presents Welcome Bag to Ms. Rebecca Wiltshire of World Archery Barbados. Looking on from left is Ms. Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon, Mr. Ronald Field, Mr. Thomas Field and Mr. Dwayne Grovesnor.