New Jamaica Skeet Club president eyes growth under his watch

By April 09, 2019

Jordan Samuda, the newly elected president of the Jamaica Skeet Club has expressed plans to expand the club outside the Corporate Area in a bid to further grow the sport of shooting in the country.

Samuda was elected recently at the club’s Annual General Meeting at its Portmore headquarters, succeeding Evan Thwaites did not seek re-election after serving a two-year term.

Samuda was the club secretary during Thwaites’ presidency.

While speaking at the recent closing ceremony of the Tastee Inter-School Sporting Clays Challenge, his first tournament as president, Samuda made is intentions known.

“Our main focus is to build the club (and) to continue to develop the club.  When I say build the club,  grow it with members and additional sponsorship,” he said.

“We are focused heavily at finding an offsite location.  We are also focused heavily on finding and establishing a Montego Bay West location so we have a Jamaica Skeet Club West.  There are a lot of hunters that shoot birds and bird shooters in Montego Bay and Westmoreland and Savannah-la Mar, so we hope that we will open a Skeet Club West down that side and encourage greater membership.”

With regards to the tournament, the new president was effusive with his praise for the former president and national coach Khaleel Azan who spearheaded the Tastee junior tournament. “ (I am) very, very pleased. Khaleel Azan has developed it and has perfected it.  We have no doubt that under his stewardship it will only continue to grow.

“Overall, it was a fantastic tournament.  We had over 12 schools that participated, close to 50 students, slightly down from our last competition this time last year but overall participation was strong and the junior programme continues to grow and is the lifeblood of our club,” Samuda said.

“A lot of these juniors are now in A Class and give the adults a run for your money and we are always thankful and happy for that.”

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