Union of Teachers Credit Union, Victor Hutchinson. At left is Tia Applewhaite and at right her twin, Tania.(Picture byKenmore Bynoe.)
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A whopping 82 schools will be contending for the NAPSAC crown this 17th edition which fires off on Monday, but defending girls’ champions St Giles are quietly confidentof making those schools battle for positions two to 82.
That confidence did not just evolve from the staging of the 2019 edition’s launch on Thursday at St Giles, in a hall filled with eager athletes and supporters, sponsors and officials, but St Giles, who won the boys’ and girls’ titles in the James Wedderburn Zone, are gunning to repeat while cashing in on “preparation” to excelin the remaining stages.
Coach Nikkisha Maynard pointed to good preparation that should place her athletes in a pivotal position to excel.
“We have prepared well and I believe that should see us repeating as zone champions, although a lot can occur between now and the 18th when our zone will be held.
“I cannot speak about threats from other schools or athletes. As a coach, I have seen a number of the other athletes but as individuals and I have not seen themas a school unit. (KB)