Letter: Welcome CARIFTA games

In a couple weeks’ time, Cayman will host this major junior athletics event for the third time and what a prospect is in store for everyone. Here we will witness athletic endeavour, pure and simple, with not a mention of appearance money, sponsorship or charities to benefit.

Yet the athletes themselves will gain so much from being on the international stage, with coaching and scholarship opportunities and the chance to emulate the likes of Edward Manderson, Kareem Streete-Thompson and Cydonie Mothersill.

People like Truman Bodden, Tony Scott and Jerry Harper, as well as many others, were instrumental in getting this sort of major event off the ground and they deserve all the plaudits they get. Let’s hope the demand for tickets soon exceeds the supply and a great time is had by all.

It would be great to be there.

With every best wish,

Mike Spragg