“We are into competition mode” – Boyce and Jefford OrganisationALL systems are in place and patrons can expect a day of intense rivalry at today’s hosting of the Boyce and Jefford Relay Festival and Family Fun Day at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary.Speaking with Chronicel Sport yesterday, co-chariman of the Boyce and Jefford Organization, Edison Jefford, assured that the well-anticipated relay festival will be going down today, though organisers are still keeping an eye on the sky.“We are into competition mode. Preparations are completed. We had some early morning rain but the ground has drained extremely fast as a result of good drainage works coupled with great sunshine. We are ready to go. We don’t have another date reserved,so the Relay Festival will definitely be held tomorrow,” Jefford said.Today’s hosting comes after the event, which was originally set for last Sunday, April 30, had to be postponed due to inclement weather which left the track inundated.However, Jefford related that the organisers economized on the opportunity to vamp up anticipation for the meet, and even add more clubs to the relay line-up.“What we did was what I would call a re-mapping of our marketing. This resulted in us being able to almost double the interest because, for instance, we are no longer competing with the Linden Town Week,so we expect Lindeners to turn out given that is where Boyce and Jefford began.They are now hoping that today’s weather holds in order to have a successful hosting of the event.“We are trusting God that we have the best conditions tomorrow, but whether or not we are moving ahead to complete what has been weeks of hard work,” He said.Thus far some six clubs have been confirmed to participate in today’s meet, bringing with them the countries top athletes. The clubs are:Mercury Fast Laners, Police Progressive, GDF, Super Upcoming Runners, UG, Hopetown Flames.But the day will not just be athletics,since cycling events, as well as a softball cricket game and football will also be featured.(Guyana Chronicle)
Today, it will be the turn of the Professionals and the Veterans while Wednesday is set aside for the Ladies’ Competition.Thursday is earmarked for a Special Kitty.The main event of the week starts on Friday with the Men’s Competition (Handicap 18 – 30), while the Men’s Competition (Handicap 0 – 17) holds on Saturday. The ceremony will end with a Gala Night.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Activities marking the end of the tenure of Ikeja Golf Club Captain, Mr. Bola Temowo, kick off at the weekend at the Club’s grounds at the Government Reservation Area, Ikeja, Lagos.The activities, which will run till Saturday, March 23rd, are mainly competitions. Each day is marked by a competition and celebration climaxes with prize presentation ceremony at a gala nite.The event kicked off with the Caddies and Staff Competition.
Attending the workshop will be representatives from the 15 participating teams of the U-20 Women’s World Cup including PNG. The workshop will involve meetings with the media, team services, marketing and venue managers including visits to the match venues, training sites and hotels. Meetings with the media will involve discussions around how operations will work on the match days while the meeting with the marketing team will involve speaking with potential national supporters and the requirements with regard to branding and marketing. The workshop is also for the team representatives to see the facilities they will be playing in as well as being informed of what they are to expect when they come with their teams in November. The workshop will run on August 31 from 10:00am -11:30am at the Stanley Hotel.Local Organising Committee (LOC) chief executive officer, Seamus Marten said the workshop is the time for team representatives to learn about the country they will play in.He said with less than 80 days to go, the preparation is ramping up to ensure that everything is set for the World Cup.“We’ve recruited team liaison officers to assist the teams during their stay because most of the teams coming do not speak English as their first language. They will also be attending the workshop and will get to meet with the teams that they will be attached with,” said Marten. Marten said preparation has picked up momentum with the various functional areas within the LOC. The security team are ironing out their plan for the stadiums, hotels and teams, the transportation team are working on ensuring the teams get to their match and training venues on time, the medical team are finalising their medical plans while logistics is ensuring that the infrastructural materials are delivered to the venues in time for preparation,” said Marten.He said while preparation is progressing well there is room for all stakeholders, from the government and private sector to come on board to support this historic event. “PNG is already making history by hosting the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and this tournament will definitely put PNG on the world map as well as inspire women and girls in Papua New Guinea to excel in their chosen field,” said Marten.