By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
FOLLOWING their initial meeting with the general body, Government Secondary Schools Sports Association president Varel Davis said they are eager to get the 2018/19 season started next month.
Davis, who was elected during the last school year to her second consecutive term in office, said they will get started with volleyball on Monday, October 1. That will be followed by cross country on Saturday, October 6.
Basketball will follow when the new year rolls in, then the GSSSA will concentrate on track and field, soccer, softball for girls and baseball for boys.
"I am anticipating that this year will be bigger and better than last year," Davis said.
"We actually went out last year and we are hoping to make it even bigger and better this year."
One of the things that they didn't accomplish in her last administration was the coaches-athletes banquet. "Hopefully we will be able to do it this year," she said.
This year, Davis said they will welcome some new coaches into the system and there are some changes with players switching around from one school to another.
Among some of the changes of note are Daniel Pratt in from Grand Bahama and is at CV Bethel, Tiffany Wildgoose is in from North Andros and is at CC Sweeting, Tyrice Curry has moved from CR Walker to Anatol Rodgers, Christine Jenoure is in from North Abaco to Anatol Rodgers, Nikkita Taylor from Claridge Primary School is now at LW Young and Nigel Ingraham moved from RM Bailey to SC McPherson.
There have been two surprising circumstances as both Chevvy Simmons at SC McPherson and Dereck Cummings at CC Sweeting have retired from teaching.
"All of the coaches are ready for a competitive season," Davis said.
"Everyone is preparing their teams and so we're looking forward to a competitive year across the board in all sports.
"We are looking forward to see how the teams perform."