Champs 2018: Holmwood ready to lift title again - Anderson

March 20, 2018
Chrisanni May

Head coach at Holmwood Technical Dave Anderson, who is in his second season at the helm of the many-time champions female programme, has little doubt that his girls will dethrone champions Edwin Allen and bring back the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships trophy to Christiana.

The most dominant female team in recent history, it has been tough going for Holmwood over the past few years, which have seen them finishing fourth in the past three instalments behind Edwin Allen, Hydel and St Jago.

However, Anderson is very confident that his team can put a dent into Edwin Allen's armoury and walk away with the title.

"This Holmwood team has shown vast improvements this season and the girls are very confident, and I really think they can go all the way," said Anderson.

A year ago in pre-season competition, Holmwood had some very positive results but disappointed at the Championships.

"We were a bit unfortunate last year not to even finish second, as the points between second and fourth were very close and we had several mishaps and injuries, which affected our final placing,"said Anderson. "We would have seen enough of our athletes especially on the track to challenge Edwin Allen and they do have a strong field event team, but we have been closing that gap and this will make a big difference."

"We are not putting anything beyond this team, as they are in high spirit and injury-free and they are ready to pounce. They do believe in themselves and this is a quality team full of depth. This is a championships and anything can happen as we have seen in the past," he said.

Anderson highlights a few athletes, who he expects to lead from the front.

"Our captain Keneava Healey is very good in the horizontal jumps, while in the sprints the likes of Sasheika Steele and Michae Harriott will do very well. In the middle distance area, both Chrisanni Maye and Danielle Deer should lead here", Anderson added.


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