Santa Rosa’s ‘Sir Steve’ calls for sports resources to develop hinterland’s natural talents

Best known as “Sir Steve” or “Feets,” Gerard James Stephen La Rose is small in stature but his presence looms large.

La Rose, of Santa Rosa, Moruca, Region One (Barima/Waini), is a retired physical education (PE) teacher and sports enthusiast, who has spent years nurturing the talents of the  region’s athletes. He thinks there is still much to be done and he wants government and sports organisations to put resources into honing in on sporting talents and developing them in hinterland communities.

“Georgetown is not Guyana. We have shown, though small, that we have talent in the North West, in the Rupununi, and other interior areas. We need to harness and nurture those talents to bring glory to Guyana,” he said in a telephone interview from his home in Cabucalli, Santa Rosa Island.