Paralympic Athletes of Barbados get financial boost from British High Commission – Reception finds last National Hero greeting 3 young UK cricket teams here for tournament

When the 2012 Olympics are held in London, two charity game associations of Barbados will benefit from the High Commission here. The Special Olympics and the Paralympic Association of Barbados (PAB) received donations and Sports for Life! plus the Phoenix project got new equipment from the Lords Taverners.

Paul Brummell, UK High Commissioner, chatting with guests

Paul Brummell, UK High Commissioner, enjoying a sip and chatting with guests

Three British teen crews are here for the Sir Garry Sobers Schools International Tournament are here with assistance from the Barbados Tourism Authority. High Commissioner Paul Brummell sees Sports Tourism as a viable avenue for Barbadian success in pulling foreign exchange.

Sir Garry and some of the lads from Bradfield College, this school has never toured here before

Sir Garry and some of the lads from Bradfield College, this school has never toured here before

Sir Garry was among those present for the ceremony and spent quality time with the avid students eager to get advice from the Barbadian cricketing icon.

PAB President - Wesley Worrell - at "Ben Mar" the other night

PAB President - Wesley Worrell - at "Ben Mar" the other night

I spoke to the President of the PAB, Wesley Worrell, and he told the Bajan Reporter (TBR) how it is the PAB drew the attention of the High Commission {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR AUDIO};-

The President is grateful for every donation, he observed that on of the hopefuls competed in the London marathon recently and this was made known to the High commissioner, who then set the stage for the contributions to become a reality.

Mr Worrell also said there’s a good chance Barbados will have Paralympians competing in the 2012 games if they make the criteria {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR AUDIO};-

Mr Worrell says there are three hopefuls and he is awaiting the official qualifying times before seeing if he can place the youngsters in the 2012 games in London.

Some of the guys from Dulwich (pronounced "DULL-ITCH" no 'W' - seriously) just relaxing after the presentations

Some of the guys from Dulwich (pronounced "DULL-ITCH" no 'W' - seriously) just relaxing after the presentations

The cricket teams visiting from Great Britain are Bradfield and Dulwich Colleges along with the Shenfield high School.

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