Twenty-one senior athletes, who are advocates of the Ministry of Social Care’s policy of "active ageing", will display their prowess next month at the Huntsman World Senior Games in Utah, USA.

The team comprises seven female and 14 male athletes, all of whom participated in the National Senior Games, 2010. They will compete in track and field, table tennis, archery and basketball.

The athletes will leave the island next Thursday, September 30, and will be accompanied by manager, Rawle Clarke, assistant manager, Anna Shepherd, manager of the table tennis team, David Bowen, track and field coach, Anthony Lovell, manager of the basketball team, Stephen Sayers and massage therapist, Cassandra Hinds.

The Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment, Urban and Rural Development is sponsoring 19 athletes, while the other two athletes are receiving assistance from private entities.

Barbados has been represented at the Huntsman World Senior Games for seven years.

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