Produced by Brian Lewis
In 128 days time, the ISSA Manning and DaCosta Cup football competitions could get underway following a meeting with the principals, who have set a proposed date for kickoff.
October 31 is the date set for both competitions, once ISSA can get government approval to go ahead with the competitions.
The proposed date is two months later than usual, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, ISSA with the help of the government, will have to guarantee that all will be safe for students to participate.
The Under-16 competitions, which are tentatively set to start on October 12, is likely to be used as a testing ground ahead of the senior boys’ competitions.
According to the ISSA president, Keith Wellington, changes to the competitions will be made in order for the plan to work.
The format will also have to change if the competitions are to end in the third week of December as proposed.
There is also concern as to whether COVID-19 testing will be done among coaches.
There are no plans to isolate players throughout competitions.
Government protocol will determine when schools will be allowed to start their training programmes.
Meanwhile, the ISSA basketball and netball competitions are also set to get underway in October.