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St Andrew retains National Primary School Games championship title

A total of 601 points enabled the parish of St Andrew to capture the National Primary School Games championship title for the 27th time.

As the overall winner, the team received 10 pairs of athletics spikes from T&R Communications.

In second place on 513.5 points was team St George followed by St Patrick on 472 points in third place.

“It was an excellent Games,” commented the Games Director Kwame Hypolite, noting that the co-operation of the team leaders was excellent, which allowed for a smooth execution of the event and allowed for the athletes to give their best performance.”

Speaking of St Andrew’s performance, the Director told The Grenadian Voice that the winning team had a number of athletes that performed well and demonstrated “a high level of preparation and organisation which might have ultimately be the reason for their success.”

In mentioning the notable performances of athletes, Hypolite shared that his “aww moment” at the Games was seeing Maliyah Vincent from the St John branch, who can be considered a para athlete due to impairment with her hand, but that did not deter her from performing in the 4×4 relay and 1200 meters race.

The Games was held March 15 and 16, 2023 at the Kirani James Athletic Stadium in Saint George’s, following the completion of branch games where the best athletes were selected to represent their parish.

National Primary School Games is administered by the Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT) and sponsored by the Grenada Co-operative Bank. Last week’s Games featured 60 individual events and 12 relays where field events were held on day one and track events on day two.

The Co-op Bank National Primary Schools’ Games returned after a 4-year absence due to Work to Rule undertaken by the GUT and the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year’s Games received in excess of $105, 000 sponsorship from the Bank including each branch parish games.

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