first_imgSt Jago High School’s Class One 400-metre star Sean Bailey wants to follow in the footsteps of his elder sister and former World and Olympic champion, Veronica Campbell-Brown.Bailey who won his 400m semi-final yesterday in 47.78 seconds, said the former world and Olympic 100 and 200 metres champion serves as his greatest motivation, and though he knows it will not be an easy task to reach her levels of accomplishment internationally, he is seriously trying to get there.”She is my biggest motivation. Every day before an event, she tells me to do my best and enjoy myself. She always tells me that track and field does not stop at high school and that it’s much greater than that, and it can be a profession. So she is very involved (in life), especially educational wise and I am glad to have a sister like her,” Bailey told The Gleaner.The youngster dreams of becoming a world-rated athlete in the future, and he is aware of the amount of effort that is needs to get to the top.’Great legacy'”It’s a great motivation to strive to be a World champion like VCB, as I would like to keep up the tradition of her. It’s a great legacy,” he said.Bailey, who is expected to be one of the main challengers to Kingston College’s (KC) Akeem Bloomfield’s, says upsetting the big KC runner and taking the gold would be very satisfying for himself and big sister.”She is always telling me that everyone is human being and they breathe the same breath, so I can beat anybody, so it would mean a lot to her (if win 400m final),” he said.The quarter-miler, who is still recovering from an injury, hopes to complete the championship healthy so that he will be fit for the Carifta Games.”I know I am not 100 per cent and I went out and gave it my best just to make sure St Jago wins this championship. My expectation is to finish injury-free so I can go and represent Jamaica at the CARIFTA Games. That’s my aim,” he said. – L.S.last_img read more

first_imgFIFTEEN new jobs – and how to apply for them – have been announced by the Finn Valley Athletics Club today ahead of the opening of a new leisure centre.Currently there are 15 people employed at Finn Valley AC but this is due to increase at the site as a new Leisure Centre is due to open shortly with the prospect of an additional 15 both full time and part time being advertised bringing total employment at the exciting facility to 30 which in the current climate is a major boost in the East Donegal community.Said Patsy McGonagle: “The current facility on a 20 acre site has a track, indoor hall, gym, rugby pitch, soccer pitch which is fully floodlit, four astro pitches, meeting rooms ,extensive office accommodation ,dance studio and social area. “The new partnership developed with Donegal Co Co adds a 25m swim pool ,training/childrens pool,fitness studio,cryotheraphy area with the gym moving across to a new enhanced area in the new build and extensive changing areas both outdoor and indoor.”Applications are currently being received at Finn Valley ,Millbrae ,Stranorlar ,Co Donegal for duty managers and centre attendants .Details can be accessed via www.finnvalleyac.com ,www.donegalcoco.ie , faceboook /finn valley centre 15 NEW JOBS FOR TWIN TOWNS AS NEW LEISURE CENTRE SET TO OPEN was last modified: April 30th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:15 NEW JOBS FOR TWIN TOWNS AS NEW LEISURE CENTRE SET TO OPENlast_img read more