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Regiment rules

Carlos Atwell

Regiment rules

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The Barbados Regiment are the winners of the Soles A Blaze intra-unit games held yesterday at the Garrison Savannah.
The games, put on by the Barbados Defence Force (BDF), pitted members of the Regiment against the Barbados Coast Guard, both arms of the BDF.
Sports coordinator Michael Jules said: “We had races, from 100 metres to 3 000 metres, relays, discus, javelin, shot put and tug-of-war as well as fun events for the family such as marble and spoon races, sack races and three-legged races as well as a mechanical bull.”
Jules said it was all in an effort to re-establish the importance of physical activity in the force.
“This is something we used to hold annually. Sometimes, with all the other things happening, we don’t focus on sporting activities but physical fitness is important, so we are trying to get sporting activities back into the force.”
Adding that the BDF planned to hold such activities every month to two months, Jules said he was happy with the participation, especially from staffers, as well as the level of support from families.
He said the next event would be a swim meet on Friday at the Aquatic Centre.