Madison Fernandes is one of Guyana’s multi-sport national athletes who dissects her time between her love for hockey and her involvement in squash.
The 14-year-old is unassuming with the hockey stick in hand and scurries around the squash court just like an adolescent who is in love with the sport would do.
Included in her DNA is a rich sporting background where the Fernandes’ name reeks dominance both locally and internationally with the likes of Nicolette Fernandes and more recently Taylor Fernandes, who both clinched major international and Caribbean titles that kept the family’s name fresh in the minds of sports enthusiasts. So, with Taylor out of her junior days following the fairy-tale ending to her junior career, where she clinched a Caribbean gold medal in front of her family and friends in Georgetown two years ago, Stabroek Sport went in search of the Fernandes who is next in line to keep the sport alive. It was not that difficult to conclude that the burden fell on Madison. ….