Coach expresses confidence in young athlete

Davis throwing the javelin

Despite not making it to the next round of the competition Coach of the Dominica team at the 51st CARIFTA Games in St. Georges Grenada Joel Hamilton has expressed “confidence” in young Nian Davis and says he is “impressed” at his performance.

The 13-year-old who also represented Dominica at the recently held Windwards Islands Boys Under 15 cricket in St. Vincent made his debut appearance for Dominica at the CARIFTA Games taking place at the Kirani James Stadium in Grenada.

He placed 11th overall and had a best throw of 39.67 meters.

“He went out there…he was confident and he did his best, the future is bright for him and I see a good prospect for the future. He was a late-minute qualifier so we had little time to work with him, but he is a confident young man with a bright future,” Hamilton stated.

Speaking after the event, Davis stated that he did not do as he was expected, but he will continue to work hard. His message to young and budding athletes is, “Don’t give up, don’t let the crowd intimidate you, work hard, and put in the effort and the results will come.

Dominica’s next event will be late this afternoon after the official 2:30 pm opening with 15-year-old Jamaican base Kerelle Etienne taking part in the 100 meters and Addison James in the Discuss.


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1 Comment

  1. Ibo France
    March 31, 2024

    Best wishes for the future to all the athletes who are representing Dominica at CARIFTA Games 2024.

    Sports in Dominica leaves a lot to be desired. The investment in sporting facilities and coaching by government is negligible. What you put in is what you get out. Look at Grenada.

    The Roosevelt led corruptocracy gives attention to sports for selfish reasons when an athlete happens to perform well on the regional or international circuit. Like everything else, the spotlight must shine on, and the credit must go to the government.

    Dominica has immense potential and natural talent in everything. Giving the right nurturing and the adequate resources, the sky is only a small fraction of the limit.

    Commendation to the coaches who are trying their best to squeeze water out of stone with hardly any resources.

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