NSC, GOA lend support to Kaysan Ninvalle
The National Sports Commission and the Guyana Olympic Association are the latest entities to support Guyana’s National Table Tennis 11-13 years champion Kaysan Ninvalle.Ninvalle will be attending the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Hopes Training and Selection Camp in Lima, Peru.The young prodigy, also the Caribbean 11 and under Table Tennis Cadet Champion, departed Guyana yesterday for the camp which runs from October 17 to 23.L-R Linden Johnson, Kaysan Ninvalle, Garfield Wiltshire and Juman YassinThe Director of Sport,Christopher Jones, indicated that his organization and by extension the Guyana Government, is committed to sports development and supporting young talents like Ninvalle,with the view of helping them to realize their potential in both sports and academics.He also added that he was happy in addition to being compelled to have the NSC support Ninvalle upon receiving the request for support from the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA),since he was aware of the exploits of young table tennis talents who brought Guyana regional honors.GOA President,K. Juman Yassin,also indicated his pleasure in supporting Ninvalle at a small presentation ceremony at the GOA Headquarters in High Street. Ninvalle and his coach Linden Johnson were presented with cheques by Yassin and GOA Treasurer Garfield Wiltshire.Yassin also spoke on the implementation of the National Athlete Development Program-Table Tennis for Schools Project. The project is a collaborative effort soon to be implemented. The program will see a structured platform with programs which would aid in producing and developing a greater nucleus of Guyanese athletes.The World Hopes is one of the new projects of the ITTF Education & Training Program for young talented players in the U-11 age group that have already showcased their abilities and skills in international arenas,and are aspiring candidates in the route toward excellence. Once selected and under the ITTF preview ,the program offers a comprehensive and continuous pathway for players’ development from the age of 11 until they become Olympic candidates, while still under 21.