1st National Bank Wants Games Strategy Reviewed

9-10 Boys 60m too close to call (Photo: Anthony de Beauville)
9-10 Boys 60m too close to call (Photo: Anthony de Beauville)

SURVIVORS Track and Field Club from the Castries basin topped the 22nd St.Lucia Athletic Association sponsored 1st National Bank Limited Games medal table, last Sunday when a number of new records were set at the Mindoo Phillip Park. Under scorching sun with a light breeze some of the islands young and aspiring athletes competed in four different age categories.

Before the showpiece, 1st National Bank Limited Managing Director Andy Delmar in his brief remarks, said he felt a sense of pride knowing the extent of the Bank’s commitment to these games for the past 22 years.

He said: “It is a pride that all of us gathered here today should feel. Indeed 1st National Bank’s commitment has not waned, but in all earnest we lament the fact that although participation in the Games has significantly increased, the support of parents and the general public is still wanting”.

Delmar said in light of this situation, the time has come for the Association and the bank to review the strategy “so we can bring the games to the level of prominence that it deserves as we inch closer to our 25th anniversary celebration”

At the end of the meet, the top six in medal count were: Speed Printing Survivors — 20 gold, 9 silver, 2 bronze total – 31; District 1 Athletics Club — 8 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze – total 15; District 6 Athletics — 4 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze – total 11; Road Busters — 4 gold, 0 silver, 3 bronze – total 7; Pace Setters Athletics Club — 3 gold, 8 silver, 6 bronze – total 17 and Rockets Athletic Club — 3 gold, 7 silver, 5 bronze – total 15.

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