Harlesden kayaker becomes brand ambassador for new sports complex

PUBLISHED: 13:15 08 April 2016 | UPDATED: 19:31 08 April 2016

Tony Greyson-Newman has been appointed brand ambassador of a new sports complex in Jamaica

Tony Greyson-Newman has been appointed brand ambassador of a new sports complex in Jamaica

© A Edmonds 2015

Harlesden kayaker Tony Greyson-Newman has been appointed core brand ambassador for the proposed Kingston Aquatic Sport Centre in Jamaica.

Greyson-Newman, who hails from the Caribbean country, is set to become a leading figure for the multi-sport and fitness complex in downtown Kingston.

He was approached by Jamaican Canoe Federation founder and president, Leon McNeil, who was looking for brand ambassadors for his project.

The vision is for the new centre to become a multisport and fitness complex on Kingston waterfront.

The complex will be a water sports hub for Olympic rowing, kayaking, canoeing, sailing and dragon boat racing.

The aquatic sporting facility will provide opportunities for Jamaican athletes to compete in a wider range of sporting events at a world and Olympic championship level and a training camp for international athletes as well.

There will also be social, cultural and economic benefits, as the centre will provided new opportunities for employment, and support, sponsor and host community events.

Greyson-Newman, 47, has competed internationally in Spain and Ireland in recent years and is also hopeful of taking part at the Pan-American Games in the USA.

However, Greyson-Newman’s ultimate goal is to become the first Jamaican sprint kayaker to compete at an Olympics – with Rio firmly on his sights this summer.

Should that dream not come to fruition this time around, Newman remains determined to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in four years’ time.

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