Athletes: their care and careers

Athletes: their care and careers

Many individuals give themselves over to a life in sport. From very early, they are involved in training with a view to learning the requisite skills, train consistently and compete in local, regional and international competitions, representing their respective countries.

Often, athletes make a career out of their involvement in sport.

The practice of sport is a most challenging undertaking

Evening Athletics and the challenge of change

Evening Athletics and the challenge of change

Three years ago the physical education teacher at the Bethel High School, Theon Gordon, convinced the principal and staff at the institution that they should be innovative relative to the hosting of the school’s annual athletics championships. The decision was to host the annual event during the hours of 2:00 – 8:00pm.

Since then we have had the Barrouallie Secondary

Getting more out of sport

Getting more out of sport

For the past several years we have advocated that St Vincent and the Grenadines is not yet ready to grasp the immense benefits that can be derived from sport. We are missing out on what is on offer and by the time we catch ourselves we would end up at the bottom of the heap.

 

Promises

In the lead

Getting our athletes to understand sport

Getting our athletes to understand sport

For many years we have been developing athlete sin St Vincent and the Grenadines, however we have unfortunately not paid enough attention to getting our athletes adequately prepared, regardless of the sport in which we have sought to engage them.

There is a fallacy amongst large segments of Vincentians that the preparation of an athlete involves only the physical training

Vincentian coaches must understand coaching

Vincentian coaches must understand coaching

We are at the end of yet another year and here in St Vincent and the Grenadines one of the biggest problematic issues remains the fact that the vast majority of our nation’s trained coaches do not yet understand coaching.

The single biggest problem for the majority of our coaches is that of periodisation. Most do not understand the concept

Sport Facilities & Facilities Management in SVG

Sport Facilities & Facilities Management in SVG

Over the past several years we have been addressing the matter of sport development in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

We have noted, most significantly, that the major problem here is that as yet no government has been able to reveal itself as understanding what constitutes sport development. Despite the fact that successive Ministers of sport through the decades since

UWI’s Faculty of Sports – better late than never

UWI’s Faculty of Sports – better late than never

The recent announcement of the establishment of a Faculty of Sports at the University of the West Indies must come as welcome news and a tribute to the continued commitment to sport of current Vice Chancellor, Hilary Beckles of Barbados.
Beckles has been an avid cricket historian and, together with Verene Shepherd, has written a number of books on the

The national stadium project must not be like the AIA

The national stadium project must not be like the AIA

Politicians across the world often seem possessive of a fetish to construct monuments to themselves even as they publicly declare their own humility and lack of interest in being glorified.
Ole people, in their wisdom, proclaim that he who is humble never has cause to publicly so declare for this inevitably gives the lie to possession of any form of

Getting sports to work for the country

Getting sports to work for the country

As has become the norm over the past few years, this country’s Prime Minister again announced two more sport ambassadors for St Vincent and the Grenadines. This time around it was the turn of former netballer, Dellarice Duncan, and former cricketer, Michael Findlay.
Congratulations are in order for all of those who, over the years, have been beneficiaries of the

Making the best of what we have

Making the best of what we have

It is most interesting to see just how many sporting organisations have been gaining access to the strip on the former ET Joshua airport in Arnos Vale.

Automobile enthusiasts have been having a field say since the airport has been relocated to Argyle and Vincentians, anxious to see speed, spills and thrills, have been all too eager to become an