Physical education teachers have expressed disappointment that the Powerade Barbados Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships (BSSAC) will not be held this term and are still hoping a solution can be found so they can be held next term.
“We need to leave out the personal and political things involved and think about the students. There’s a way to sit down and figure out how it can be done, but no one wants to change the dates and no one wants to change the time,” said Tanya Oxley, a former Barbados athlete, who is based at Queen’s College, the defending boys’ champions.
She expressed concern for those who were now entering the system as well as those who were on their way out and contending for scholarships or national team selection.
“Over the last two or three years, a lot of overseas coaches came to Barbados to see the athletes. It is the only chance to see all local athletes at the same venue, in the same events and at the same time where they can pick the best,” Oxley said.