Making good on the opportunities from sport

Making good on the opportunities from sport

Usain-Bolt-Puma-Pardaphash-95744Over the past several years we have witnessed a significant surge in the numbers participating in sport around the world. This has led to sport and physical activity becoming one of the fastest growing sectors of the global market.

Brand Bolt, is one of the finest examples of how a Caribbean athlete can become a global icon in his own right and take an entire nation to greater global recognition in his wake.

 The case for club structures in SVG II

THrows ClinicIn the previous edition of this weekly Column we addressed some aspects of the state of national associations in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

We noted that teams rather than clubs dominate this country and also that teams are transient, lacking sustainable structures.

In almost every sport practised in this country teams dominate. Some sports have neither teams nor clubs. This raises the question of legitimacy of these national sports associations.

Reneging on the national sports policy – uniforms

Reneging on the national sports policy – uniforms

policyEven as I write this Column I am brutally reminded that several people involved in sport continue to caution me that as a sport administrator in this country, one cannot write critically and objectively on the state of sport in St Vincent and the Grenadines and expect to receive favourable consideration when the organisations with which one is involved requests assistance from the government of the day.