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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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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Sandy Bay claims Women in Sport titles

Sandy Bay claims Women in Sport titles

Sandy Bay claimed top honours in the Women in Sports, Sports Day, held at the London Playing Field, Sandy Bay on Saturday 29 May 2010.

The home team displayed great skill and teamwork to lead the way ahead of the neighbouring communities.

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Women in Sports Brochure

Women in Sports 

St Vincent and the Grenadines can readily boast of always having had women involved in sports. It is a tradition of which we can be very proud.

Many of our national sports associations, clubs and teams can boast of women among their membership, often rising to positions on the Executive. We recognize that this is not the case in several other countries around the world, including some of our Caribbean neighbours.

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