We can state without fear of contradiction that while as yet cycling does not boast a high level of participation among seniors the organisation’s involvement in the GTIP is sure to facilitate significant growth and development of the sport in the future.
The hosting of the Caribbean Classic would go a long way in showcasing St Vincent and the Grenadines as a nation capable of organising and administering major cycling events as well as promote St Vincent and the Grenadines as a sporting nation of note, a beautiful nation and a place in which visitors would always feel welcome and comfortable – the benefits of sports tourism.
Table Tennis is credited with making an important comeback to the ore of national sport. Much of the acrimony that led to this sport making unfortunate headlines on the electronic and print media has been cast aside and the organisation has emerged with a new constitution and the basis for a new approach to the systematic, long-term development of the sport in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
A new Technical Director – Carlton Daniel – has been appointed. Fresh from completing his degree in Physical Education, his education as a physical therapist and his tenure in Cuba, Daniel is now well placed to bring a professionalism to the Table Tennis component of the NOC’s GTIP.
The work undertaken by Sean Stanley in terms of receipt of use of the building that once housed the Government Printery in Kingstown for use as its main training venue makes for an easily accessible facility offering youths an opportunity to hone their skills in the sport.
Several former players are now committed to becoming involved in the GTIP and Stanley continues to be involved with the Sean Stanley Table Tennis Academy operating out of the Campden Park Secondary School.