Last Friday March 6, Assistant.Meet Director Brathwaite pleased the crowd gathered for the handing over ceremony for sponsors by announcing that that Derrick Smith School has now been included in the list of schools competing at BSSAC.
Long before the sound of the gun preparations are underway for the start of the Powerade Barbados Secondary Schools Athletic Championships (BSSAC) Meet. The BSSAC Secretariat this year, based at Harrison College, is a team no-one usually sees but perform the important task of setting up the meet often working late into the night
BSSAC is back again this year even stronger and better than before with a couple new changes to better the well-known national track meet created for secondary schools across Barbados. These changes were announced at the recently held BSSAC launch which was held on 6th March 2020 at Harrison College.
BSSAC is the organization responsible for the production and management of the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Athletic Championships locally known as Inter-School Sports. Founded in 1985, BSSAC is the organization responsible for the production and management of Barbados’s secondary schools track & field season’s premiere event.
Nothing embodies school pride than healthy Interschool sports competition. That’s why the Barbados Association of Principals of Public Secondary Schools (BAPPSS) stages one of the biggest events on the national sports calendar. The Barbados Secondary School Athletic Championships (BSSAC) is held annually during the month of March and showcases the best in junior amateur athletics the country has to offer.
BSSAC has become the biggest and the most popular amateur athletics competition in Barbados, consisting of athletes aged 11 to 19. But it’s more than that, it’s six days of a general excitement broken down in to 2 zonal meets comprising of the Frank Blackman and Ester Maynard Zones respectively.
It not unusual to see based on the quality of competition and performance of the emerging stars of the BSSAC track meet qualifying for The CARIFTA Games which is an annual athletics competition founded by the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA).
“We see our role as not only putting on a track meet of a high quality but also to do more to promote the positive activities of the young persons within our society.”– Andrew Brathwaite