Guyana’s National Badminton Coach Gokarn Ramdhani has been appointed Head Coach for the Olds College Broncos Badminton Team in Alberta, Canada.
Last year Ramdhani was the Technical Coach for the Broncos Team that won one Silver and five Bronze medals at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Provincial Championships and placed fourth at Nationals in Mississauga, Canada.
Athletics Manager of Olds College, Trina Radcliffe noted; “Gokarn brings so much experience and passion for the game of badminton. It was a natural fit for him to move into the Head Coach role after being the Lead Technical Coach last year under Mary Smith. The student-athletes will have the opportunity to learn from one of the best.”
Meanwhile, Ramdhani stated; “I am happy to have gotten this position as it gives me greater chances for becoming a better coach and it’s always a pleasurable priority to be around Badminton and getting players to the highest possible level. This position also gives me a chance to draft International players”.
“I started in 1983 playing when I attended Queens College and made it into the National Team in 1985. It was such a memorable time playing with the then top players and many times I rode from Republic Park to Queens College so that I could play with the top Players from Linden (Nathan Montague, Billy Holder, Elroy Glasgow Mike Brummell). In those days training and keeping fit was needed as you had to keep up if you wanted to get selected”.
“My training was waking up in the morning at 5 am and running over Guy bridge and back, Weights Training three times a week and practice five times a week. It was rewarding as my Doubles partner Sean Barnwell and I held the most titles during the 80’s and 90’s. Special Mention to the late Ms. Ismay Holder who taught me lots in becoming a Sports Administrator by putting me on the Executive of the Guyana Badminton Association which I continue to run to this day. I am also at the moment the longest serving Council Member on the Guyana Olympic Association from 1988 to date”.