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Expect a more organised ISSA - Wellington

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:24 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Newly elected president of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Keith Wellington says that he will be focusing on reorganising the entity to ensure that it continues to fulfil its mandate of developing the country’s aspiring young athletes through sports.

Wellington, principal of St Elizabeth Technical High School, was elected unopposed to serve a two-year term during the association’s annual general meeting, which was held at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston yesterday.

Wellington, who was the vice-president of the ISSA for the past eight years, replaces Dr Walton Small who stepped down from the post.

“For me, and the type of leader that I am, I focus a lot on system and organisational structure,” Wellington said, “I think that what you will expect is to see a more organised entity in terms of getting things in place,” he said.

“You will see policies and procedures in place that are clear and that will probably end up with us being a lot more efficient in terms of what we are doing.

“I am humbled by the confidence shown in me by my colleagues because I think that the presidency of ISSA is an awesome responsibility. Over 110 years of ISSA’s existence has been placed in the hands of good leaders, and for me to be put in that environment in that type of company, I think that it is something that is humbling.

“It is something that is also inspiring in terms of me being motivated to give of my best in an effort to continue ISSA’s mandate to contribute to the growth and development of our youngsters through sports,” he said.