Welcome Ceremony for Relay Team

A release from the Ministry of Sport has confirmed that  that a delegation headed by the Minister, Glenn Phillip, will join with officials of the St. Kitts-Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (SKNAAA), to greet Antoine Adams, Delwayne Delaney and Jason Rogers upon their return to the Federation, at 5:15pm.

The other team members including Sprint Icon Kim Collins, who days before had won a bronze medal in the 100 meter finals at the same event, and Brijesh Lawrence, who anchored the relay, will return home at a later date.

An SKNAAA official has informed MiyVue.com that the President of the National Olympic Association, Alphonso Bridgewater, is also scheduled to attend the event.

He explained that Kim Collins is now in Zurich, participating in the Diamond League, while Lawrence had to head back to university for the start of classes, which commenced on Monday, 5th September.SKN-Male-Relay-Team-with-Usain-Botl

Lawrence, who attends the University of Nebraska, was expected to resume classes on Tuesday.

The SKNAAA official said that when the association’s executive meets next week Wednesday, it is likely that they will discuss ideas for a future initiative that would be able to include all members of the relay team, once back on island.

On Sunday morning, Minister Phillip commended the team after their sterling performance.

Minister Phillip reaffirmed Government’s commitment to continue investing in the development of local athletes and the sporting infrastructure.

The welcome ceremony for Adams, Delaney and Rogers will be held at the VIP

Lounge at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport.

The Ministry has also indicated that an official celebratory event will be held for the entire team upon the return of Lawrence and Collins.

 

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