The Guyana Squash Association (GSA), yesterday announced the association’s contingent that will participate in the 2018 Junior Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) tournament set for Jamaica from Sunday to July 14.
At a press conference held at the Georgetown Club, manager of the team Garfield Wiltshire, announced the 25-member squad which will be co-captained by Alexander Cheeks and Rebecca Low.
Some of the other big names in the squad who will be tasked with leading Guyana’s ambitions of regaining the title they held for 12-years, before losing it on home turf last year are Shomari Wiltshire – the reigning boy’s under – 15 champion, Abosaide Cadogon and Kirstin Gomes.
Meanwhile, also attending the press conference and issuing best wishes to the team was Deedra Moe, Senior Director, Public and Government Affairs of ExxonMobile – one of the sponsors, President of the Association David Fernandes and Low.
The trio emphasized the importance of playing the tournament which goes beyond winning but also to use it as an opportunity to build character and friendships.
Moe, however, also indicated that the oil giant, in its second year of throwing its support behind the junior nationals, was pleased to associate its name with the national outfit.
The full team reads: Alexander Cheeks, Rithew Saywak, Daniel Islam, Anthony Islam, Shomari Wiltshire, Samuel Ince – Carvalhal, Michael Alphonso, Shiloh Asregado, Rebecca Low, Sarah Lewis, Abosaide Cadogan, Madison Fernandes, Kirstin Gomes, Alyah Persaud, Paige Fernandes, Christiana Fernandes, Gianni Carpenter, Lucas Jonas, Demetrius De Abreu, Ethan Jonas, Mohryan Baksh, Nicholas Verwey, Louis Da Silva, Chad De Abreu and Quen Lililco.
Management team – Carl Ince (coach), David Fernandes, Garfield Wiltshire (manager), Nyron Joseph, Taylor Fernandes and Tiffany Solomon.
Sponsors are ExxonMobil, Bounty Farm, Fly Jamaica, Connections Travel, Guyana Olympic Association, Go-Invest, Burger King, Ansa Mcall, John Fernandes LTD and PAS Cargo