With the 2019 Powerade Barbados Secondary School’s Athletics Championship (BSSAC) Zone Finals set to start in a few days at the Barbados National Stadium in Waterford St Michael, we were eager to hear the expectations of the coaches going into this year’s meet.
Chiefs and Referees TrainingBSSAC Training Workshop Participants paying rapt attention In an effort to maintain a high level of officiating and professionalism the chief Judges, and referees of the BSSAC Meet went back to the classroom to upgrade their skills and knowledge.
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