Commonwealth Youth Games reach One Year to Go milestone

Commonwealth Youth Games reach One Year to Go milestone

Caribbean Countdown as Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games reach One Year to Go milestone

In exactly one year’s time, young athletes from 71 nations and territories will experience a Caribbean carnival of Commonwealth connections as the Opening Ceremony of the VIth Commonwealth Youth Games bursts into life.  The Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games will be the largest international sporting event ever to be hosted in The Bahamas, and the largest-ever edition of the Youth Games, with up to 1300 athletes aged 14-18 set to make the most of an inspiring and immersive mix of impactful sporting competition, personal development and new Commonwealth friendships.

Challenges must be faced square on

Challenges must be faced square on

The St Vincent and the Grenadines Netball Association (SVGNA) hosted the 26th annual Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) OECS Under-23 Netball Championships during the past week.

The competition as keen but the Championships suffered from good crowd attendance.

It is important therefore for us to analyse some of the critical factors that has led to this stage.

Good sporting week for SVG

Good sporting week for SVG

The past week proved to be a very good one for sport in St Vincent and the Grenadines and reflects the immense potential of our athletes. The challenge may well be for the necessary work to be undertaken to realise the full potential resident here.

 

Windwards U-19 Cricket

For those at home the Windward Islands U-19 Cricket tournament as the main sporting attraction. It was a treat to have St Vincent and the Grenadines pull through in the end to cop the title once again.

Are athletes being asked for too much?

Inter-Sec Heats AVSC Mar 18 2010 431The annual Inter Primary Schools Athletics Championships (IPSAC) and the Inter Secondary Schools Championships (ISSAC) are upon us. The Heats for both events have already taken place. With the nation’s premier track and field facility at Arnos Vale being occupied in preparation for Cricket and then the FIFA World Cup second round preliminaries, the athletes have to find alternative places to adequately prepare themselves.

Beach Volleyball – an easy sell

Beach_Volley_(8143063908)Many Vincentians lovers of sport remain anxious that while this country has no shortage of talented individuals we are nonetheless short on positive results in the numerous sports practised here and in which we compete at the regional and international levels.

UNION ISLAND win Digicel Grenadines Tournament

UNION ISLAND win Digicel Grenadines Tournament

The Digicel Grenadines Basketball Championship came to a close this past weekend at the Clive Tannis Hard Court in Bequia.

The Union Island All-Stars defeated the very disappointed Bequia All-Stars to win for the third consecutive year.

Bequia defeated Canouan by 2 points in a  close semi final match on Friday night to make it to the finals, but just did not come out with their usual high energy for the finals on Saturday.

International Athletics now facing the heat

32334958It was bound to happen sooner or later. The world of track and field athletics was, at some point, sure to become the focus of global attention in respect of the way in which it treated athletes who, by their actions, threatened to bring the sport into disrepute.

For much of the past few years attention in sport has been distracted to the startling revelations of cyclist, Lance Armstrong, once considered the doyen of international sport enthusiasts.