As the Grenada National athletes prepared to depart on their flight to Apia, Samoa, where the Commonwealth Youth Games are being held from September 5-12, Digicel was there to say farewell with tokens of support.
The Commonwealth Youth Games have been held in Scotland, Australia, India, Isle of Man and now, in its fifth year, will be held in the Pacific island nation of Samoa in its capital, Apia.
The games will host up to one thousand athletes between the ages of 14 and 18 competing in nine sporting events.
Grenada has seen past success in Commonwealth games through athletes such as Kirani James and now, a new team of young athletes fight for their success at the games.
Chef De Mission and Coach, Denise Williams along with Coach Richie Hughes lead a team of four athletes – Nichioner George (Athletics), Meleni Rodney (Athletics), Delron Felix (Swimming) and Ukproronfo Ikolo (Tennis) on their flight to the Pacific Island to represent Grenada in their respective disciplines.
Digicel representatives were present at Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA) on September 1 to convey their well-wishes and presented each member of the team with handsets to ensure they can stay connected to each other and friends and family back home.
“Digicel is in the business of keeping people connected. We always keep our eyes on the development of sport and youth in Grenada, so we are pleased for the opportunity to support our national athletes and keep them connected as they head off to the Commonwealth games, proudly representing our country”, said Reyan Neckles, Head of Commercial, Digicel Grenada.
“Digicel Samoa has also extended their support of our athletes and will also provide support when they arrive. We wish them all the best on this journey”, he added.