bmobile continues its investment in Youth and Sport POSEC Games
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – April 3, 2019
Rosary Boys R.C. continued its dominance of the Port-of-Spain & Environs Central Games (POSEC) by capturing a fourth consecutive Overall title when action sprinted off on recently at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.
For this year’s edition of the Games, bmobile joined with other corporate partners to support the event.
Having recently sponsored the Victoria Educational District Sport Association (VEDSA) Games for a 13th year, TSTT saw it fit to extend its investment further into the development of sport by getting involved in the Port-of-Spain division.
According to Marsha Caballero, Senior Manager Corporate Communications at TSTT, “Sport continues to be a main artery for success in Trinidad and Tobago. At TSTT, we are intent on facilitating the holistic development of our young people by providing opportunities for personal development through leadership, diversity, teamwork and sportsmanship. It enriches us as a people and brings our communities together. We will continue lending our support to initiatives which help our young men and women progress through sport, culture, education and health,” stated Caballero.
A master-class performance from Micha Billingy, along both the track and field, played an integral role in propelling Rosary Boys R.C. to yet another inter-District title. Competing in the 13-15 Central ‘A’ Division, Billingy powered to gold in the 400m, 4x100m Relay, long jump and shot put events.
Backed by multiple impressive performances from his fellow schoolmates, Rosary Boys R.C. was unstoppable and will now represent their Zone at the upcoming Rotary Games on April 24, where selections will be made for representation at the National Primary School Track & Field Championships scheduled to run off in May.
In the Girls category of Central ‘A’, Sacred Heart Girls R.C. emerged Overall winners while Mucurapo Boys and St. Agnes AC copped the Central ‘B’ Boys and Girls crowns.
Following his school’s commanding display, Principal of Rosary Boys R.C., Richard Gomez, expressed elation with the triumph.
“This is the sixth time in seven years that we have won the Central ‘A’ and we honour the students for their hard work and dedication. They have been training with their respective schools and clubs and the results speak for themselves. Their achievements have been supported by bmobile and Magic Mist and we are eternally grateful for their investment in youth and sport. They have contributed to our ongoing success where we strive to create a more holistic environment,” said Gomez.
Since its inception in 1987, the POSEC Games has produced numerous National and Olympic athletes such as Ato Boldon, Richard ‘Torpedo’ Thompson, Jehue Gordon, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Zwede Hewitt, Marc Burns and Geminise Parris among others.
Of the 18 schools that took part in the March Past, Sacred Heart reigned supreme in Central ‘A’ as they topped the field with 266 points, followed by St. Catherine’s AC (265pts) and Rosary Boys R.C. (252pts) respectively. The ‘B’ equivalent saw Mucurapo Boys (274pts) bag top honours, trailed by second placed Gaines Normal AME (264pts) and Mucurapo Girls R.C. (257pts) in third.
Chairman of the Games and Mucurapo Boys R.C. Primary Principal, Lyle Reece, commended competitors on their exploits and was pleased to see a massive turnout of over 4,000 children on the day.
“This is the genesis of sporting opportunities and the kids are at one of the most important stages of their athletic journey. It’s a breeding ground for local talent. From here, they move on to competing at the Secondary grade followed by the National level. At this rank, once you perform, you then can go on to representing your country on the international circuit. Kudos to the children, schools, staff and especially the sponsors for making this day a historic one for the District,” he said.
Boys: Rosary Boys RC
Girls: Sacred Heart Girls RC
March Past – 1. Sacred Heart Girl’s (266); 2. St. Catherine’s AC (265); 3. Rosary Boys RC (252)
U-9 – Victor: Kye Mohammed (Moulton Hall Methodist); Victrix: Eden Chee-Wah (Sacred Heart Girls)
U-11 – Victor: Kemuel Young (Sacred Heart Boys) & Sean Hart (Sacred Heart Boys); Victrix: Saryiah Stroude (Sacred Heart Girls)
U-13 – Victor: Makaelan Woods (Richmond Street AC); Victrix: Jeniah Tobias (Sacred Heart Girls RC)
Ages 13-15 – Victor: Micha Billingy (Rosary Boys School); Victrix: Nathaniela (St Ursula’s Girls AC)
Boys: Mucurapo RC
Girls – St Agnes AC
March Past – 1. Mucurapo Boys (274); 2. Gaines Normal AME (264); 3. Mucurapo Girls RC (257)
U-9 – Victor: Shilow Carmichael (Mucurapo Boys RC); Victrix: Kymorah Sealey (St Agnes) & Salimah Lewis (St Theresa’s Girl RC)
U-11 – Victor: Isaiah Walker (St. Crispin AC); Victrix: Alafia Charles (Newtown Girls)
U-13 – Victor: Jaleel Eugene (Newtown Boys); Victrix: Shania Thomas (Newtown Girls)
Ages 13-15 – Victor: Nieem Taylor (St Agnes) & Jaheim Phillip (Mucurapo Boys RC); Victrix: Janaeya Branche (St Agnes)