Carriacou’s brightest track prospect, Zane Mc Farlene, is heading to Jamaica to continue his academic and athletic careers.
The 16-year-old 100 and 200 meter sprinter from Bishop’s College in Carriacou, is on a three-year scholarship at Jamaica College.
The scholarship is being provided by the Grenada Sports and Wellbeing Foundation (GSWF).
Zane ran a personal best of 10.78 seconds in the 100-meter dash at the 2020 Grenada Athletic Association Developmental Meet.
In an interview with Trevor McIntosh, who coached Zane, he told The Grenadian Voice that he will accompany Zane to Kingston, Jamaica. “I will spend two weeks with Zane at the Jamaica College to help him settle into his surroundings.”
Mc Intosh, a former GFA Technical Director, who has many years of working and coaching experience in England and Australia, said from working and training Zane, “he has the right attitude towards training. He is always asking questions about where he can improve. He shows maturity beyond his age.”
According to McIntosh, “Zane applies himself and listens to the coaches, which I am certain will continue.”
Looking ahead, McIntosh thinks that Zane has the ability to qualify for next year’s CARIFTA GAMES. ”I have worked with a lot of young people, but Zane is special. He is so focused on what he wants to achieve. He is so devoted to achieving his objectives and dreams of one day representing his country.”
McIntosh, a native of Carriacou, returned to work in Grenada 6 years ago, having being recruited by the GFA from his job -working with the Australian Institute of Sports, said it has taken a lot of hard work to keep Zane focused, noting his many challenges – among them being spending time in the juvenile center in Grenada.
Parliamentary Representative for Carriacou and Petite Martinique, Kindra Maturine-Stewart, speaking in the House of Representatives said that the Jamaica College is identified as one of the leading colleges in the region.
The scholarship includes full payment of school fees, accommodation with meals and laundry services, books and uniform and medical support for all track injuries, including nutritional supplements.
Minister Stewart singled out the efforts made by the Grand Bacolet Juvenile Centre and Founder of the GSWF, Trevor Mc Intosh, in recent times, in restoring hope and providing another opportunity for Zane.