Wright, Poyer and Bentick off on NOC Programmes

  Alrick Wright of Team Athletics St Vincent and the Grenadines (TASVG) and Joel Poyer, Operations Manager (Acting) of the National Sports Council (NSC), are currently abroad benefiting from education seminars courtesy the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Wright is currently in Havana, Cuba, where is involved in an advanced level coaching programme specialising in the Throws – Javelin, Shot, Discus and Hammer.
Poyer is in San Jose, Costa Rica, where he is involved in a programme focused on Sport and the Environment. His selection was made by the National Olympic Academy, the educational arm of the NOC. On his return Poyer is expected to join the Academy to work along with Benedict Charles who heads its Sport and the Environment Department.
James Bentick of the SVG Squash Association is currently participating in an advanced coaching programme in San Salvador, El Salvador.
The programmes are being conducted under the ambit of the Pan American Sports Organisation (PASO), the continental arm of the International Olympic Committee.
The PASO has been organising a number of developmental programmes under its Solidarity Programming focus for its 42 affiliates in the Americas.
Scores of Vincentian coaches have benefited from similar courses in the past.
Of concern to the NOC remains the fact that despite being offered so much training many of the coaches do not appear sufficiently committed to their respective national sports associations to become actively engaged in working in the field following their return to St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Keith Joseph, General Secretary of the NOC stated that he hopes “that these latest beneficiaries will not fall into the aforementioned category. We continue to invest in the development of sports at all levels and would want to see the nation benefit through greater commitment to working with the very affiliates that selected them to access the advanced training opportunities from us”.