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Coach Babb calls for a bigger team


Coach Babb calls for a bigger team

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If Barbados wants to surpass the modest 16 medals secured at this year’s CARIFTA Games, changes have to be made regarding the selection policy, with a minimum of 40 athletes making the trip each year.

This is the assessment of coach Alwyn Babb who said the achievement of a few overshadowed the fact that 11 of the 27 athletes won 16 medals. To put that in context, Austin Sealy Award winner Mary Fraser won three gold and Mario Burke won two gold, while Rivaldo Leacock and Jonathan Jones won two medals each.

Babb, the architect and driving force behind Lester Vaughan’s impressive capture of the boys title at this year’s Secondary School sports, said it was a grave cause for concern that only seven girls were chosen and Barbados did not win a single medal in the jumps or the boys’ throws.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.