Davidson and the ‘opportunity of a lifetime’

first_imgAccording to her coach/father, 11-year-old Kelsey Davidson is excited about her participation in an upcoming International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) training camp in Peru.He describes the camp as the opportunity of a lifetime for the Caribbean Pre-Cadet Under-11 runner-up and believes it will help her to improve her game. As a result, efforts are under way to raise the funds needed to make the trip.Kelsey, the national champion in her age group, is looking forward to the one-week camp, which will be staged in Lima, Peru, starting on October 18.”She’s really excited,” her father and coach, Richard Davidson, revealed in an interview on September 27.”Actually, it’s the first 11-year-old to be invited from Jamaica to this training camp so it’s an honour and a privilege for us and it’s the opportunity of a lifetime,” he noted.Kelsey was selected on the basis of her solid performance at the recent Caribbean Pre-Cadet Championships held in Kingston last month. She was second in the Under-11 singles and teamed with Lena Campbell to win gold in the corresponding doubles event.BIG PLUSPriyanka Khellawan of Trinidad and Tobago, who beat little Davidson to win that singles event inside Kingston’s National Arena, will also be among the 12 young players at camp in Lima. They will be instructed by top coaches from the ITTF.”Once she goes and sees that type of training, and it’s more focused, more disciplined, more organised, more structured, she will adapt to it and I can tell you that it will be a big plus for her,” predicted her father.Kelsey trains at the Angels Table Tennis Academy under her father’s watchful eyes and both will be making the trip, provided funding can be found in time.”Now we need approximately US$3000 because the ITTF will only be providing boarding and meals for Kelsey,” he reported. Since she is a minor, she has to go with a parent or coach.”So we’re going to need funding for her to go and for myself to go as father/coach,” he related.He said persons or wishing companies could contact him at 373-9126. Richard expects to learn in Lima, too.”I think I’m going to be meeting with coaches from the ITTF, from other countries to share their experiences,” he said.last_img read more


first_imgUrris GAA News:CLUB MEMBERSHIP: Club membership is now due for 2015–Fees for the year: Adult Membership €25, Students (3rd level & in full time education with student ID card) €15 and Under-age €3.Anyone playing football for the club must have their membership paid up to be covered by insurance in case of injury. Club members will have also have first preference on Donegal Match tickets for the coming season. Fees must be paid in full by March 31st. Payable to John Friel, Edward Mc Laughlin, Nichola Donaghey or any Committee members. THE CLUBHOUSE WILL BE OPEN ON SATURDAY JANUARY 24TH FROM 10AM TO 1PM FOR CLUB MEMBERSHIP.CLUB MEETING: There will be a club meeting on Tuesday night at 8pm.MATCH “N” WIN: Thursday January 15th: No jackpot winner- numbers drawn: 3, 8, 17 & 20. €15 winners: Frank Toland, Malin, Vanessa Grant, Toland’s Bar, Eamon Doherty, Straid, Maureen Friel, Dunaff P.O. and Sadie Mc Laughlin, Tullagh. Jackpot next week €1,460. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support the club in this weekly draw.MEETING FOR ALL CLUB COACHES: There will be a meeting for all coaches for both Junior & adult teams in the clubhouse on Friday 23rd January at 7.30pm. Anyone interested in coaching or lending a hand is asked to attend. Anyone wishing to help in anyway most welcome. If you cannot make it please contact Donal Kelly on 0876461707. CHILD PROTECTION & FOUNDATION COURSES: A Child Protection Course will be held in the Clubhouse, Straid on Friday January 30th and the Foundation Course takes place the following day in Straid (Saturday 31st). These courses are open to all Inishowen GAA Clubs so places are limited. If anyone wants to book a place please contact John Friel ASAP on 0860523550. These courses would be most beneficial to any new coaches for the new season.U6 & 8 TRAINING: Training resumes for both U6 & U8 this Saturday and every Saturday at 11am in the Youth Club Clonmany. All children must be at school-no pre school children, thanks.U10 GIRLS: Training every Saturday at the Youth Club Clonmany from 12pm to 1pm.DONEGAL GAA YEARBOOK 2014: The club has a number of books left for sale at €10, a comprehensive review of the club year and all the GAA action in the county for 2014. Please contact John Friel if you want to get this yearbook.GAA NATIONAL CLUB DRAW 2015: €10 tickets are now on sale for 15 fantastic prizes including a trip to New York, All Ireland GAA package days, shopping vouchers valued at €1,000 plus other prizes. All money raised in these ticket sales stays with CLG Iorras and funds raised will help with the costs involved in the day to day running of the club from Under age to Senior level. The club is also putting up three additional prizes of a Club Jacket, Club training top and a club hoodie. Tickets can be got from John Friel and all Committee members. LAST MAN STANDING: Last Man Standing: Next round of Last Man Standing–competition starting on January 31st. Entry is €10 and all entries to be paid before the beginning of the competition. There will be one rule change, that if you haven’t used any buy in’s in the first or second week you will be able to carry 1 buy in through the third week. Please contact Donal Kelly to enter.GAA NEWS: URRIS TO HOST MEETING WITH ALL CLUB COACHES THIS FRIDAY was last modified: January 18th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANoticesSportURRISlast_img read more