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Last lap for NSC camp
Campers under the National Sports Council Summer Camp have four more days to take in all that they can as the LIME, Sagicor and Powerade-sponsored camp will be winding down this week.
The annual programme, which had an unprecedented 22 disciplines, saw 1550 students receiving training over the past five weeks.
Speaking to The Barbados Advocate, Camp Director Adrian Donovan explained that there were really three days of instruction left and that the final day, Friday, would be a fun-day for all the campers to be held at the National Stadium. With the camp target usually set for 1500, Donovan stated that there were several special cases of accommodation which saw the numbers going pass the ceiling, such as local students returning from overseas after the deadline or visiting students that wanted to join the camp.
Many of the youngsters in several of the programmes have been benefiting from out-of-the ordinary training such as the national youth volleyball and basketball teams which used the camp in preparation for upcoming regional competition and students under the cricket, hockey and netball programmes which have all had the opportunity to play against touring teams.
There have also been 100 footballers who were handpicked from different age groups to take part in the Chelsea Football Programme which has seen them receiving expert coaching from professionals out of England at the Wildey Astroturf and the Barclays Sports Club.
Stating that the camp continues to run smoothly with the only major hiccup being the rain affecting the several outdoor sports under the programme, Donovan went on to mention that all was going as expected.
“Very few injuries – nothing of a serious nature and security has continued to be tight. The sponsors have all had benefit of having some personnel make presentations to campers and this has also gone down quite well. We are hoping to finish with a bang and have a fun-filled week!” he said. (MP)