Current Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) Secretary General Drumeco Archer this week officially announced his plan to run for president of the organization.
Archer played large roles in The Bahamas, hosting both the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) World Relays and the Commonwealth Youth Games.
In a recent release, Archer said his chief initiative will be to strengthen the relationship between the BAAA and its athletes.
“Many of you have heard me screaming and cheering your names over the announcement system,” Archer said.
“I have spoken with many of you privately about your personal welfare as well as your athletic ambitions. And in all of your moments both bright and dark, I have written to you privately to tell you that you are the greatest.
“I would be the first to confess that we (both athlete and administration) have a long, long way to go before we collectively can say that we have done all that we can to make our sport the best that it can be. With the good Lord’s will, I am determined to see more of you ascend to the podium, make a living from the sport and in exchange make you, your family and our country proud.”
Archer, who is expected to release more information on his slate in the coming days, said his team’s campaign is aimed at speaking directly to the voting constituents and creating public awareness about their intentions to market and develop the sport of track and field and the association.
“There is no one who can convince me that we are not the most talented nation in the world. And it is my conviction that today we have the largest composition of talent ever assembled at any time in our Bahamian history. I believe, without a doubt, that if we work together we can be more powerful than we have ever imagined and more powerful than we have ever realized,” he said.
“This quest for greatness cannot be done in isolation. I will need you to be a part of this process.”
Archer defeated incumbent Carl Oliver 46-36 for secretary general back in 2015.