St Lucia hosts Schools Netball Programme to create sustainability of sport

The students of the Corinth Secondary School got their turn with Coach Alice (in yellow cap) this past week as she took them through their paces.

St Lucia hosts Schools Netball Programme to create sustainability of sport
St Lucia hosts Schools Netball Programme to create sustainability of sport

Castries, St Lucia: Ministry of Youth Development and Sports – Saint Lucia Coach Alice Lynch continues to develop the sport of netball amongst school-age children in Saint Lucia. This activity forms part of the agency’s mandate to create the environment for the progress and sustainability of the sport.

The students of the Corinth Secondary School got their turn with Coach Alice (in yellow cap) this past week as she took them through their paces.

The Ministry of Youth Development and Sports wishes a group of young footballers Godspeed on their journey to Jamaica as they pursue football scholarships. The group was accompanied to the G. F. L. Charles Airport by former Minister for Sports Shawn Edward.

The players are Shaquan Nelson, Brandon Sandiford, Canius Sandiford, Dharmani Berthier and Kenan Mc Lawrence. They will all enrol at Jamaica College.

Youth from Gros Islet have been introduced to a new program to develop their musical and singing skills following the official launch of Music and Me.

The program initially targets five schools in the constituency – Corinth Secondary, Dame Pearlette Louisy Primary, Grand Riviere Primary, Gros Islet Primary, and Monchy Primary. However, the initiative is expected to be expanded and replicated in community schools island-wide.

Music and Me is the brainchild of Saint Lucian gospel singer and coordinator of the music program in schools, Shirley Ann Cyril-Mayers. The program has the endorsement and support of the Constituency Office of Kenson Casimir Minister for Youth Development and Sports.

While the music program targets youths 13-29 years, individuals who fall outside the age range, and have an interest can also participate.

Earlier, all three matches scheduled for Tuesday June 14 in the 2022 Ministry of Youth Development and Sports Secondary Schools 40-Overs Under-15 Cricket Tournament had to be abandoned due to the inclement weather.

 Not a ball was bowled at either the Gros Islet Playing Field in the match between St. Lucia Sports Academy and Sir Ira Simmons Secondary, or the Piaye Playing Field in the match between Beanefield Secondary and Vieux Fort Comprehensive.