A dream by a number of schools volleyball players to compete at in annual invitational tournament in St Maarten seems set to become a reality following word that the government has approved the funding they had requested.
The team’s trip had been in doubt last week following reports that government had denied their request, citing a lack of funding as the main reason.
One official close to the team however confirmed on Tuesday that the $30,000 requested for accommodation and meals has since been approved by the Ministry of Sports and that the team is slated to leave for St Maarten on Thursday.
The funding requested, the official added, will also cover the costs of ticket for the coaches and officials travelling with the team as the players’ tickets have been covered by their parents.
The team, a combined selection coming out of the schools competition here, have been attending the annual event for many years now, winning the competition on numerous occasions.
The players will be accompanied on the trip by Coordinator of Schools Volleyball, Rosely Lewis, and coaches Urvin Lewis and Henry Matthew.
They will compete in a round robin contests starting this Thursday and ending next week Tuesday from which, the team with the most points will emerge winners of the competition.