Nationals 2023: Government, corporate sponsor announce scholarships for best-performing athletes

Athletes from District 10 (Upper Demerara/Kawkwani) with the torch

Drawing from his own experiences as a young athlete, he highlighted the government’s dedication to enhancing sports infrastructure across Guyana.

Phillips hinted at the possibility of hosting next year’s championship at the “state-of-the-art synthetic track” in Linden, which is currently under construction.

Deputy Chief Education Officer with responsibility for Hinterland Education Development, Marti DeSouza, while delivering remarks on behalf of the Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand, noted sports not only bring out the best in the nation’s children but it also provide a platform for unification.

Meanwhile, Chief Education Officer Mohammed Saddam Hussain, in his remarks, urged the athletes to perform their best.

President of the Guyana Teachers’ Union, Dr Mark Lyte, in brief remarks, stated over the next five days the goal is to continue the legacy of supporting and preparing the nation’s young athletes for the global stage, surpassing the achievements of previous years.

The Championships run from November 26 to December 1.

This year, some 1600 athletes are set to compete in the various disciplines

On Monday, November 27, 2023, the Cycling and Swimming events will be held at the National Park and National Aquatic Centre, respectively.

From November 28 to December 1, the Track and Field events will occur at the National Track and Field Centre, West Coast Demerara.

This year, Banks DIH Ltd., Digicel Guyana, and Impressions sponsored the championships this year.