SVGNOC Press Conference Report
Sport and the Environment 2010/11
The Sport and the Environment Commission continues its awareness and capacity building programme for the rest of this year and the early part of 2011. We have just received approval from Olympic Solidarity to engage in the following:
Host 4 seminars for schools and national organisations.
Promote the principles and values of Sport and the Environment on billboards at sporting facilities and schools throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Continue to promote and develop educational programme and content; along with supporting sustainable development projects under the National Olympic Academy Sport and the Environment Commission’s School Adoption Programme.
Adopt an additional two schools.
Produce two brochures on “Standards and Procedures on Maintaining of Sporting Facilities and Events”.
Olympic Hall of Fame
Under the 2009 Programme the NOC completed work on the preparation for the establishment of an Olympic Hall of Fame for St Vincent and the Grenadines. This document has been submitted to Olympic Solidarity and duly approved.
We now look forward to the commencement of work on the second phase of this project, the formation of the Hall of Fame Committee and the first Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2011.
History of the NOC
Work is well advanced in the production of an official History of the St Vincent and the Grenadines National Olympic Committee. This would be completed by February 2011.
ICECP – International Coaching Enrichment Certification Program
Mr Khalique Bailey is the second recipient of an Olympic Solidarity, extremely intensive advanced coaching certification programme in tandem with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). The first recipient was Ms Rosmund Griffith.
Mr Bailey, a the Technical Director of Table Tennis here has just returned from six weeks of studies and training in three different parts of the USA. He now begins his practical, which would allow him to complete his thesis for submission to the ICECP Coordinators for approval. He will attend the final session in Switzerland to defend the thesis and participate in the Graduation Ceremony in 2011.
Get Set goes global
The Organising Committee for the London 2012 Olympics, LOCOG, is currently working on the Get Set Goes Global (GSGG) Programme that will include the option for NOCs to nominate a school that it wants to be involved. While the official launch of the GSGG Program in September 2011, the NOC has already commenced work through its Culture and Education Commission on the following:
The preparation of a syllabus and workbook series on The Road to London 2012.
The preparation of radio and television programmes on The Road to London 2012.
The identification of one school to participate in the GSGG Programme.
National Sport Structure – Athletics
The NOC has procured funding for another Programme, Development of National Sport Structure in Athletics. The programme’s expert is Coach Gideon Labban.
The programme is a follow up to a previous one held several years ago. In the previous programme for athletics we addressed the matter of creating a zonal/regional approach to the development of the sport. The new project proposed here would be to have coaches trained specifically to develop and implement programs for juveniles, youths and junior age groups (primary to mid-secondary) in each of these zones/regions, which will be critical in rebuilding a stronger “Fundamental motor skills” base which is almost non-existent at the elementary level.
Essentially the project outcome would be a viable Athletics Academy in St Vincent and the Grenadines
The programme objectives are:
To establish the Athletics Academy on a firm footing
To establish a strong development-oriented cadre of coaches
To increase participation in Physical Education sessions and annual athletics competitions.
The proposed Action Plans include:
Sensitise the Ministry of Education officials and Principals to the concept of the Athletics Academy and the programme plans to develop the skill competencies of their PE teachers
Conduct Kids In Athletics training workshops with Physical Education Teachers and identify a coaches’ development pathway for them in the sport of Athletics
Facilitate the identification of coaches for the zones/regions and have them generate ongoing development programmes for each
Devise a strategy of competitions to facilitate ongoing evaluation of the Athletics Academy
NOC Awards 2010
The NOC has much to celebrate this year and the key component of this year’s awards is the recognition of Natasha Mayers for her gold medal performance at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India.
The NOC will also make two presentations of IOC Trophies to outstanding sports personalities of St Vincent and the Grenadines who have inspired the nation’s youths and communities.
This year’s Awards Ceremony will take place in tandem with Team Athletics SVG on Saturday 18 December at Frenches House, Kingstown.