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Apr 16, 2021

Sports Community Demands Response from G.O.B.

Bryton Codd

According to Bryton Codd, the sporting community decided to walk back on its decision to execute a protest at the Princess Casino because they did not want their message to be misconstrued by the public.  But, according to Codd, the community feels that while they have been patient, they need a response from the Ministry of Sports by Friday, April twenty-third.

 

Bryton Codd, Member, National Volleyball Team

“After the news was released yesterday a lot of people misinterpreted what was the motion of our athletes. Our initial ideas were to go to the casino to have decision makers recognize the seriousness to which we feel we were being undermined as athletes. And the reason why we said we would not continue along that route is because we did not want our message to be distorted, thwarted or misunderstood. And so that is the reason why we decided to continue with a press conference.  We have been patient. Our patient as athletes is running thin. It is time that athletes stop sitting silent waiting for things to happen in this country, and start voicing their opinions. I think right now it’s just a plea to discussion makers and Government that we have already waited.   Honestly, we wanted to start practicing today, because the S.I came out yesterday and we were looking forward to sports being included in the S.I. So by next week Friday we want to hear that there is word that practice could be commenced back by all sporting disciplines with protocols in place that will align with eh protocols of that the ministry of health and wellness as well as our international government bodies so that we could return to a safe environment to practice.”


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