Can our coaches ever work together?

Dec 05
2014

blowing_whistle1For several years attempts have been made in St Vincent and the Grenadines to bring coaches together to facilitate the development of a national coaches association. The intent has always been to engender camaraderie amongst an important segment of the sporting fraternity without whom no sport can genuinely develop.
Unfortunately, despite the numerous initiatives undertaken the country still remains without a coaches association.

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FIFA – a state of confusion

Nov 28
2014

Confusion-300x300In recent weeks we have been hearing of the results of the latest inquiry conducted in the world of sport, that of the governing body for football, FIFA, as it appears to investigate itself.

It seems a common practice for international and regional sports organisations to rush to conduct inquiries into themselves once the red flag is raised about their mode of operation in one aspect or another. We saw this with the International Olympic Committee under then president, Juan Antonio Samaranch, of Spain, when the international media made startling revelations about the corruption that had been associated with the award of the Winter Olympics of 2006 to Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Read the rest of this entry »

Sport and social change

Nov 21
2014

LOGO-2014On the evening of 14 November 2014 the representative of the federal government of Mexico officially declared open the 22nd edition of the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in the city and State of Vera Cruz.

The opening ceremony of the CAC Games 2014, perhaps the best of all time in the history of the Games dating back to the first edition in Mexico in 1926, had as one of its main theme, peace. Read the rest of this entry »

West Indies’ deepening crisis

Nov 14
2014

anderson_bowledIn the recent past we have been hearing much about the intervention of the CARICOM in the impasse between the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA). However, there seems that there is much more that the sporting public of the Caribbean are interested in knowing than has thus far been revealed to the region’s media. Read the rest of this entry »

A challenge to football

Nov 07
2014

soccer1In a relatively short space of time the Vincentian national football team found themselves defeated in the final segment of the game. It happened first in Antigua and Barbuda and more recently in Guadeloupe.

What is it about out national football team that hinders them from being able to press home the advantage in a game regardless of the importance of the event to their status at the regional and international levels? Read the rest of this entry »

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