Coaches confident of good show at junior CASA 2019
As St Vincent and the Grenadines goes it alone at the 2019 junior Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) in Trinidad and Tobago, coaches Othniel Bailey and Amber Glasgow, are confident of a good show.
Othniel Bailey, who is mainly responsible for the male players in the Vincentian team expressed his feelings last Saturday at a press briefing held at the National Squash Centre at Paul’s Avenue.
“We have a very strong contingent, some of them are seeded and have a very good chance at medalling as well,” Bailey projected.
Bailey is basing his projections on the team preparations.
“They (the players) have been working hard and working on their strengths and getting better at it,” he added.
Sharing similar sentiments was Glasgow, who is leading the preparation of the females.
“We have trained extremely hard, at least four days per week and have put in the hard work … We are hoping that we can produce the results in that young age group,” Glasgow reasoned.
She is particularly hopeful for good showing from the Under-11 male players Dru Samuel, Roshawn Paul, and Jayden George.
The other males making up the St Vincent and the Grenadines team are Jaydon Williams in the Under-13, Mikhail Quashie, Under-17, and Rashid Constance, Under-19.
Meanwhile, Ciara George will play in the females Under-13, Nadira Morgan in the females Under- 15 and Jada Ross in the Under-19.
St Vincent and the Grenadines, though, will be without Kai Bentick, who has opted out from competing.
The 2019 edition of junior CASA takes place at the Queen’s Park Indoor Racquet Centre in St Clair, from July 14 to 20.
Bermuda, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Guyana and host Trinidad and Tobago are the other competing countries.