The Springer Memorial track team will have the support of Scotiabank for the third consecutive year.

Scotiabank on track with Springer Memorial

When the athletes of Springer Memorial Secondary School step onto the track for this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships (BSSAC), they will continue to have the support of a major sponsor.

For the third consecutive year, Scotiabank has signed on as the official sponsor of the all-female athletics team, who is seeking to regain the title from last year’s winners, Christ Church Foundation School. The Scotiabank Springer Memorial team has been a force to contend with at BSSAC for several years.

Principals attached to the bank paid a visit to the school ahead of the start of the championship to offer some words of encouragement and to share some promotional material with the team.

The items were warmly received by the school’s administration and team of coaches led by Julie Phillips, who commented that the girls are focused going into this year’s meet. “As long as the girls do as the coaches instruct them to do, I can’t see them not pulling it off,” she said. “It is about commitment and the girls know that they have a lot of key persons banking on them, including their parents. We are quietly confident that we can win this year.”

She also mentioned that the coaching team is looking ahead of BSSAC and planning for the future with a view to securing scholarships for some of the students.

In making the presentation, Scotiabank’s Marketing Manager Keisha Humphrey-Mayers reaffirmed the bank’s long-time commitment to both sports and youth. “Sports and youth form an important sponsorship pillar for us at Scotiabank, both locally and regionally, and partnerships such as the one we have formed with the Scotiabank Springer Memorial track team allow us to reach both,” she said. “We wish the girls well on the track this year and offer them our full support. We are honoured to have our brand attached to their name.”

Scotiabank first signed on to sponsor Springer Memorial in 2015 and has been a long-time sponsor of sports in the Caribbean, developing cricket, track and field and more recently football at the junior level.

Scotiabank is Canada’s most international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Central America, and Asia-Pacific.

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