The national youth awards hosted by the youth affairs Department in the Ministry of National Mobilisational, Sports and Youth Affairs, saw one of X- ceeds promising junior netballers Mary- Ann Frederick being awarded for her outstanding performances for the 2008 season both locally and regionally.
Mary- Ann was nominated by the Netball association of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. She was a member of the St.Vincent National under 16 team that placed third in the 2008 Caribbean under 16 netball tournament in Antigua in April. Mary- Ann was also called up as a selectee to the Caribbean Under 16 squad- she was the most accurate shooter at this tournament and piloted her team to the top as the most accurate shooting team in the tournament. She was called up for trials for both the under23 team and the senior national team- she was also a part of the X- Ceed outfit that placed second at the 2008 edition of the Helen of the West Netball Festival in St. Lucia in October.
The club held its annual picnic on the 1st November, 2008 at the Mt. Wynne beach, the outing was to continue the recreation and socialization aspect of the club. The outing was opened to friends, parents, players and guest players of the club.
This feature will continue in order for the members to get away from the normal training and competition, which they are involved in for most part of the year. More »
In photograph back row left to right: Manager Sylvorn Lewis- Harry, Parents Mrs. Bowens, Ms. Jackson, Mrs. Simmons. Front row: Tonique Bowens, Ruth-Ann Williams, Faylecia Jackson and President & Coach Godfrey “Fuzzy” Harry. Students displaying contribution made towards the payment of their C.X.C subjects
On Monday 10th October, 2008 the Xceed Sports Club donated $200 each to six (6) of its Division 3 Netball players who will be pursuing CXC exams in the upcoming year. Of the six, one – Keat Collis hails from the Intermediate High School, whilst, the remaining five hails from the Dr. J.P, Eustace Memorial Secondary, namely: Ruth-ann Williams, Tonique Bowens, Faylecia Jackson, Kimola McMillan and Mary-ann Fredericks, Speaking at a small handing over ceremony held at the Netball Centre in Kingstown, President and coach of the club Mr. Godfrey “Fuzzy” Harry noted that the club would like to ensure that the club members develop as holistic individuals and not just in their sporting discipline. He urged the students to ensure that they work hard towards achieving academically since the club’s motto urges them to, “Develop winning ways through Sport”. He further noted that these winning ways includes their educational development.
The club would continue to assist more members who are pursuing studies of the similar nature in the future.
X- Ceed sports club was represented by a sixteen member touring part, which included twelve players, three officials and two camp followers. These were the persons: Players- Annette King- Capt, Marilyn Browne, Joanne Ballantyne, Andora Haywood, Lisa Johnson, Helen Yammie, Ruth- Ann Williams, Mary- Ann Frederick, Tonique Bowens, Tamara Samuel, Julia Cumberbatch and Jasmin Frank- guest players.
The officials were: Godfrey Harry- coach, Sylvorn Lewis- Harry- Manager and Anthony Jack- Umpire.
The camp followers were Marlene Haynes and Iman Ballantyne.
L to R> Kayshuke Daniel, Nadia Delpsche (Captain), Lisa Daniel and Kerisha Fraser
The female team in the national round d town road relay consisted of the following X-Ceed members: Kayshuke Daniel, Nadia Delpsche (Captain), Lisa Daniel and Kerisha Fraser.
This team consists of persons in the school system as well as out of school. The team won the female open division for the second consecutive years
L to R > Lawrance Author, Kenran Daniel-Captain, Glenroy Russell. Front Row> Ahmed Baptiste
X-Ceed entered two teams in this national round d town road relay, which was routed around the capital Kingstown – each runners covering about 1600metres. The teams consisted of both school athletes and out of school athletes- the team entered in the male open division and the female open division. More »
Nadia Delpesche (center) collecting a gold medal at the Inter-secondary School games 2008
Nadia Delpesche was selected to attend this camp in Beijing which is host to the 29th Summer Olympic Games. She was selected because of her outstanding performances in the 2007-2008 athletics season. These camps are to inspire future junior Olympians.
This championship took place at the Arnos Vale playing Field number two on the 24th May. X- ceed team comprised of athletes from a number of schools around the country who are associated to the club- these includes Thomas Saunders, Georgetown Secondary, St. Vincent Community College and Intermediate High School.
The athletes competed in the following divisions; under 14, under 16, under 20, 20 + and the veterans . More »
Kenran Daniel - Athlete (1500m, 5000m, Road Races)
Nadia Delpsche and Kenran Daniel were also selected to represent St. Vincent at the Junior Carifta games held in St.Kitts in April 2008. Nadia ran the 3000m and placed ninth (9th) in that event while Kenran ran the male 5000m placing thirteenth (13th).
X-ceed two top athletes Kenran and Nadia were both selected to represent St. Vincent at the St. Lucia junior national championship- both athletes picked up a number of gold medals. Both gained two gold medals each in the 1500m and the 3000m male and female division of the games.