An internationally certified High Jump Landing System is now in the possession of the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs, for the enhancement of high jump on that island.
The Ministry of Sports purchased the equipment, valued at over US$20,000. It was presented to Sebastian Stiell, the Coordinator of Sports in the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs by Coordinator of Sports, Kerlon Peters, on Tuesday July 14, 2020 at the Hillsborough Recreation Ground in Carriacou.
Stiell described the equipment as “very important to the development of sports” on the sister isles and expressed thanks to the Ministry for adhering to their call for equipment.
Peters said the donation is part of an ongoing development programme within the Ministry. He recalled that last year, the Ministry donated a roller for the pitch, rings for basketball, among other things, noting that the Ministry is looking towards providing other requested items such as javelins, boxing gear and gears for shot put.
The ceremonial jump was done by former national High Jump Champion and Record Holder, Keston Quashie of Carriacou. He also represented Grenada in the 2015 and 2016 CARIFTA Athletics Championships.