-ISSA boss Dr Walton Small
In anticipation of the exodus of track and field fans to the National Stadium for today's final day of the Inter Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships, and in an effort to clamp down on unruly behaviour inside the venue, ISSA has created what is it calling an 'Ejection Team'.
The team will be responsible for removing disruptive spectators from the National Stadium as ISSA continues to wage its war against poor behaviour at its marquee event.
"We are extremely serious about the well-being of the fans and because of that, we have put in place an ejection team," said ISSA president Dr Walton Small.
"The sole purpose of the members of the ejection team is to ensure that fans behave themselves, because if they don't they will be taken out of the venue. Those individuals have no other responsibility but to eject unruly patrons, we are very serious about order and discipline," Small underlined.
"The championships have started on a fairly smooth note, everything have gone well, except for that one incident with the fire and we would like to keep things like this," Small added, while referring to a small fire at one of the lighting towers that was caused by an electrical issue during the last event on Wednesday's opening day of the competition.
Small pointed out that cameras will be used to assist in identifying troublemakers and also highlighted the wide-reaching security detail that will be employed today as the meet boils to a climax.
"We have cameras all over the place and they will be zooming in on unruly spectators, that will help us to identify the troublemakers," said Small.
"We have police on the streets as far back as Half-Way Tree, and they will be covering the streets around the stadium."