New initiative for our female athletes

New initiative for our female athletes

SISVGSaturday last witnessed the commencement of a new initiative in sport in this country. The St Vincent and the Grenadines Olympic Committee (SVGOC) and Soroptomist International St Vincent and the Grenadines (SISVG), officially launched a programme entitled, Empowering Our Female Athletes. The initiative came after several months of discussions on the situation in St Vincent and the Grenadines relative to girls and women involved in physical activity and sport and comes against the backdrop of the SVGOC’s initiative regarding the commencement of work on the promotion of physical literacy in St Vincent and the Grenadines with special emphasis on Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD).

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Women’s Cricket in the Caribbean

Women’s Cricket in the Caribbean

wi womenSt Vincent and the Grenadines recently played host to three T20 matches between the women’s cricket teams of the West Indies and New Zealand. This came against the backdrop of the regional team having humbled the Kiwis in the One Day International (ODI) series in St Kitts and Nevis.

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The Olympic Values Education Programme

The Olympic Values Education Programme

The Olympic Values Education Programme(OVEP) was designed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in an effort to help members of the Olympic family to fulfill their responsibility to promote the educational values of Olympism. OVEP is a tool to maintain young people’s interest in sport, encouraging them to practise sport and promote the Olympic values.

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Women’s involvement and empowerment through sport – Part II

In the Column carried last week, we began a discussion on the decline in women’s participation in physical activity, especially sport.

In this week’s Column, we analyse some of the factors deemed to influence the participation of girls and women in physical activity across the world and more particularly, in the Caribbean.

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Women’s involvement and empowerment through sport

A study by the World Health organisation (WHO), Girls’ Participation in Physical Activities and Sports: Benefits, Patterns, Influences and Ways Forward (R. Bailey, I. Wellard and H. Dismore, 
Centre for Physical Education and Sport Research), makes the following point, There is an international consensus that participation in physical activities can offer a great deal to individuals, communities and nations.

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Girls’ High School’s Centenary Celebrations

Attaining 100 years of existence is an amazing feat for any institution.

Achieving 100 years as one of the premier educational institutions in a country like St Vincent and the Grenadines is remarkable.

To achieve 100 years as the country’s premier educational institution for girls is awesome; purely wonderful. Indeed one may very well run short of superlatives deemed appropriate to this tremendous achievement.

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Where are our sportswomen?

Where are our sportswomen?

There is a very important question plaguing Vincentian society today. Where are our sportswomen?

Interestingly this question is even being posed in respect of the sport of women in this country – Netball.

There are many sports enthusiasts here in St Vincent and the Grenadines who quickly point to the veritable absence of female athletes in several of the nation’s sports.

Many observe that in the past there were more girls and women actively involved in sports than is the case today and this includes the schools. I tis now common to find that there are more girls watching their own school sports than there are on the field as active participants.

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NOA Art 4 Sport continues

NOA Art 4 Sport continues

18 Vincentian children – 12 girls and six boys – were the beneficiaries of the first of three Art 4 Sport Workshops being held by the National Olympic Academy (NOA), the education arm of the National Olympic Committee (NOC).

The NOA’s Education and Culture Commission contracted Collette Jones – Chin as the art expert to conduct all three workshops which are being held at the St Joseph’s Convent, Kingstown.

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Art for Sport workshops completes first phase

Art for Sport workshops completes first phase

The National Olympic Academy’s Education and Culture Commission completed the first phase of its Art for Sport workshops for Children aged between 8 - 12. The first workshop was a 2-day mini-camp, and it was held at St Joseph’s Convent, Kingstown. The workshop lasted for 3 hours each day beginning at 9.00 a.m. and the facilitator was Mrs. Collette Jones-Chin.

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