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Organisers create 'ejection team' for Champs

Published:Saturday | April 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

André Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter

THE ORGANISERS of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships have created what they call an "ejection team" for the final day of the event being staged at the National Stadium.

The move is an attempt to manage the exodus of track and field fans from the stadium, and is an effort to clamp down on unruly behaviour inside the venue.

The team will be responsible for removing disruptive spectators.

"We are extremely serious about the well-being of the fans, and because of that, we have put in place an ejection team," ISSA president, Dr Walton Small, told The Gleaner yesterday.

Small pointed out that cameras would be used to assist in identifying troublemakers.

"We have police on the streets as far back as Half-Way Tree, and they will be covering the streets around the stadium. Also, inside the stadium, we will be utilising police and private personnel," he said.