Calling all Guyanese!
THERE IS A call for all Guyanese nationals living in Barbados to come out in their numbers and support the Guyana team of Ansil Norville and Vanessa Robinson when the bell sounds at the 2010 AIBA World Women Boxing Championships at the Wildey Gymnasium next Thursday.
The call was made by the coach of the team, Shem Cuffy, after a recent training session at the Road To Barbados training centre in Maxwell, Christ Church.
“We need all the support we can get, we want to hear the voices of the Guyanese supporters in the crowd cheering on their teammates. I am sure it will help motivate the girls to do well,” Cuffy said.
Cuffy, who boxed as an amateur in the late 1970s, said he had confidence in his two charges.
“We are here to do our best and see how far we can go in the tournament. Our dream is to represent our country in the 2012 Olympics and for that reason the girls are working extremely hard to achieve this.”
In giving a brief history of their records, Cuffy said that Norville had been involved in boxing for just over four years and had fought ten fights losing only one of them.
Robinson also has a very good record of 11 fights with one loss. She is now into her third year of the sport.
Norville and Robinson will face competition in the 46-48kg lightflyweight and in the 52-56kg bantamweight categories, respectively. (CH)