These were essentially the words of SKABA on the passing of Dwayne Sturge, of New Town, and who at the time of his untimely passing, over the weekend, was serving as Assistant General Secretary of the association as well as the Head Coach of the Ghetto Roots Basketball Club.
Dwayne was also a former SKABA player for the Ghetto Roots Club.
According to President Romel Tobias, the loss of Dwayne is a tremendous loss to the association.
“Words really cannot express the feelings of the SKABA and the basketball fraternity at this moment, as we have lost a young vibrant basketball administrator,” said Romel Tobias SKABA President.
“His passing is a tremendous loss to the association and the entire basketball fraternity. I want to, on behalf of the SKABA, as well as on my own behalf, to express to the family and friends of Dwayne, our deepest condolences and wish them God’s guidance in this time of bereavement. May Dwayne’s soul rest in eternal peace,” Tobias Continued
Sturge was also remembered by his club the Ghetto Roots. The club issued a statement, which read, “We sadly have to announce the untimely passing of our Coach, mentor, brother, teammate Dwayne Sturge. Words cannot begin to express how deeply saddened our club is about this sad event. Dwayne will be deeply missed. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to his friends and family. Rest in Peace Coach.”
Ghetto Roots Manager Wallis Wilkin praised Sturge for his contribution to the Ghetto Roots Club and to basketball and sports on a whole.
“Dwayne’s contribution, dedication and commitment to the development of the Ghetto Roots Club over the years, both as a player and an administrator, are immeasurable. Over the last 3 years, when he became intimately involved with the administration of the Ghetto Roots Club, he single handedly coached and mentored essentially 4 teams and over 100 players. His passion for basketball, the Ghetto Roots Club and sport in general, was always evident in his tireless pursuit of ensuring the development of the sport of both basketball and football in his community of Newtown. He was loved by all and his passing will leave a void that frankly can never be adequately filled. On my own behalf and the Ghetto Roots Club I want to express my profound sympathy and condolences to Dwayne’s family, his son in particular, his friends and colleagues and wish them all God’s blessings at this time. May his soul rest in peace.”