One of St Vincent and the Grenadines’ most potent male volleyballers- Ronaldo Franklyn, will leave this Sunday for Jamaica to attend the G.C Foster College, on a four-year scholarship.
The 22 year-old Dickson resident will pursue a degree in Sports Massage Therapy.
“I always want to be active, to be on the ground interacting… I am not a person who would want to be confined to one place, so this type of study will suit me a lot,” Franklyn noted.
“I am going to Jamaica to further my academics as well as become better in the sport of Volleyball,” he projected.
Franklyn is also motivated by a desire to pave the way for other volleyballers.
“Doing well in Jamaica, both in academics and volleyball, and conducting myself properly will only help in opening up doors for others to get in, and I will be doing my best to see this happen,” Franklyn committed.
Franklyn knows what it means to have doors opened as he had previously gained acceptance to a college in the USA, however, the cost of attending that institution was prohibitive.
The opening at G.C Foster College offer came as a result of persistent efforts of the members of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Volleyball Association.
“I am grateful to the Executive of the (SVG) Volleyball Association who have always been behind me over the years, and trying their best to assist me,” Franklyn said with tone of appreciation.
Known for his humility, Franklyn has been a stand out volleyballer at various levels of national representation, including the Windward Islands Schools’ Games team, the SVG Junior and Youth outfits, as well as the National Senior Team.
He has also represented St Vincent and the Grenadines at the NORCECA Under-21 and Senior Men’s Inter- Continental Championships.
A technically gifted Outside Hitter, Franklyn has helped St Vincent and the Grenadines to several titles, and has gained personal accolades in tournaments organised by the Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association (ECVA).
BreadFruit News Media Ltd wishes young Franklyn nothing but the best in his pursuits.