It is official, Guyana now has a body to govern and promote the Olympic sport of wrestling.
The Guyana Wrestling Association (GWA) was formed in June of last year and has subsequently earned affiliation to the United World Wrestling in February of this year.
United World Wrestling governs the sport worldwide and encourages the development of all wrestling styles, promotes the sport in all countries and provides support and technical assistance to all affiliated members.
President of the local association, Marcello Small, stated that the GWA’s mission is to coordinate, promote and develop the sport of wrestling in Guyana to achieve the highest standards possible in the sport.
Small indicated that while it is a huge task ahead, he believes it is achievable since wrestling is an Olympic sport and will now give Guyanese the opportunity to partake and compete in something new. Guyana will now have the opportunity to compete in wrestling at the national, regional and perhaps the Olympic level.
According to a release from the Association, the next step in the coming months will be to embark on training coaches. Interested persons can contact the GWA on telephone numbers 673-9221; or search for the Guyana Wrestling Association on Facebook; or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.