TASVG 2007 – a critical analysis

Team Athletics St Vincent and the Grenadines (TASVG) has a commitment to the systematic development of track and field athletics as well as cross country and road running in the state.

The pursuit of this goal requires more than just ideas put on paper. It demands the identification and collaboration of persons who love the sport and who are prepared to undertake the arduous journey involved. It also requires the support of parents, teachers, community leaders and, above all, children and youths who are prepared to be receptive to training in accordance with programmes prepared by qualified, competent coaches.

During 2007 TASVG sought to work to its established strategic plan which included meeting the mandate given by the international parent body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). An analysis of the TASVG during the year just concluded speaks to the challenges faced and the achievements as well as failures. There seems much work to be done to bring the organisation up to a level with which we can be satisfied.

The up side

During 2007 the Executive of TASVG made some headway in respect of implementation of the approved Strategic Plan of the organization.

During 2007 TASVG had many accomplishments.

Our national teams were successful in a number of regional and international competitions. The highest achiever would have been Adonson Shallow whose NJCAA All American success in the Shot Put Throw was followed by silver at the Inaugural Open Championships for the North American, Central American and Caribbean area, and an overall seventh placing at the prestigious Pan American Games featuring 42 participating countries across the Americas.