Munroe satisfied with tenure as GTTA elections loom

- Establishment of steering committees, training programmes, and player exposure, touted as successes

As the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) prepares for its biennial elections, in July, Godfrey Munroe says he is satisfied with his tenure as president of the association.

Munroe, who spoke with Stabroek Sports, stated that members of GTTA will cast their ballot after the conclusion of the association’s audit.

“We’ve earmarked mid of July, the weekend of the 15th for the hosting of the elections,” Munroe related.

“We had a little delay because of the hosting of the Caribbean championships plans so we’re like a month out of the cycle of the association’s elections but is doesn’t make anything different, we are awaiting the completion of the audit which the treasurer is looking after and should be completed during that time, so that the business of the association can continue,” Munroe added.

Godfrey Munroe

The president, however, stated that the plan is to get persons who are committed to the job of developing the sport since a number of the current executives reneged on their duties.

“The stakes are high for the players so we need people who are not only coming on board to occupy positions but to do the work for the better interest of the committees to function properly.”

Munroe, who has been at the helm of the association since 2014, indicated to this newspaper that he is satisfied with his efforts while highlighting several initiatives to substantiate his claims.

“I think in the context of things, yes,” Munroe confidently said when asked if he’s satisfied with the association’s work under his presidency.

He further added, “We were able to fund a lot of teams and our development programs have been reaping the rewards because tennis depends on a mass participation approach.

“We were also able to get funding for tables and equipment for 106 schools while the payment for coaches and that kind of stuff are soon to be implemented,” the President said indicating those significant achievements in an effort to catapult the sports.

Other noteworthy accomplishments, according to Munroe, saw the association successfully establishing steering committees in Linden and Bartica which has rejuvenated the sport.

“Training coaches, exposing players to training camps in China, for instance,  are unprecedented,” he added. The incumbent, did, however, underscore the importance of continuity, noting that a lot more work has been done.

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