Sprintec Track Club and GC Foster College have formalised their working relationship.
Both institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Friday (Aug 24), which will see Sprintec continuing to use to the college’s facilities.
GC Foster College’s athletes, on the other side, will benefit from the club’s resources.
Sprintec has been operating from the college’s campus in Angles, Spanish Town for over 15 years. Christopher Williams, a member of the club then, won silver in the 200m at the IAAF World Championships in Paris 2003.
Junior sports minister Alando Terrelonge, Member of Parliament Natalie Neita Headley, JAAA president Dr Warren Blake and JOA President Christopher Samuda were in attendance to share in the significant moment.
GC Foster Chairman David Mais and Dr Paul Auden, Sprintec’s chairman, were to signatories to the agreement.
“I think that the relationship, which has developed over the years, has got stronger, and we went through the engagement period, and now the two organisations are together in a formal arrangement,” said Mais.
“I am extremely happy. I feel pleased to know that what we are trying to develop is about a partnership that will stand the test of time,” Wilson said.
“It is important that the legacy of G.C. Foster and the club are directly intertwined,” added Wilson, who is acting principal of G.C. Foster College.
London 2017 World 400m hurdles bronze medallist Ristanana Tracey, Commonwealth Games 400m silver medallist Anastasia Le-Roy, CAC 200m champion Sasha Lee Forbes, CAC 400m hurdles champion Ronda Whyte, NACAC 400m champion Demish Gaye and 2014 Commonwealth Games 200m champion Rasheed Dwyer are just a few of the club’s stars.
Sherone Simpson, Beijing 2008 Olympic Games 100m silver medallist, is also a member of the club.