Dominica to host 2011 Windward Island School Games

The Sports Division in the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports will host the 2011 Windward Islands Schools Games from July 24 to 31.

The Games, which are sponsored by CBN and WINLOTT will be called the “CBN/WINLOTT Windward Islands Schools Games” and will bring together the best student athletes in the Windward Islands.

Students will compete in basketball (male & female), volleyball (male & female), football, netball and track and field.

This year’s teams in the various sporting disciplines will comprise of the minimum number of players required for the use of “pure teams”. It is hoped that this new initiative will generate greater interest in the Games.

The Games will commence with a grand opening ceremony on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 10:00 am, which will be followed by the track & field meet at midday, and later in the evening, a football match between Dominica and St. Lucia match will take place at 6:30 pm.

Various dignitaries including the President of Dominica – Dr. N.O Liverpool and Mrs. Liverpool, officials of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, members of Cabinet, and visiting guests will be at this ceremony.

The camp village will be at Portsmouth, which will be the venue of the majority of the events; the Pierre Charles Secondary School hard court will also stage a netball and basketball match on Wednesday, July 27, 2011.

The Sports Division and the Dominica National Lotteries Commission – the local representative of the sponsors will on Thursday, July 21, officially launch the Games with a media briefing at 10:00 am at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium’s Conference Room.

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5 Comments

  1. concern
    July 18, 2011

    i never understood why there have been no cricket in the school games.Cricket is what we know and love and that again was manifested with the recent well attended test match in dominica.So Why not? there is the 20/20 competitions.Some times you have to spend to make <it is n not always about the money,but the final gains.( rewards)

  2. Nudibranch
    July 17, 2011

    Sounds great!!
    Don’t we need a competitive track? and of course is it too much to ask for competition standard basketball & volleyball courts? If you want to entertain the best athletes, at least have facilities worthy.

  3. ROBOCOP
    July 16, 2011

    What about Cricket, its not part of the games.

  4. Homeboy
    July 16, 2011

    Great change in implementing the process “This year’s teams in the various sporting disciplines will comprise of the minimum number of players required for the use of “pure teams”.

    Back in the day they required that athletes be able to play multiple sports. While this saved on cost, it diluted some of the teams..So while you have core specialist, you can use others that are not dominant in that sport as back up!!

  5. Anonymous
    July 16, 2011

    Good luck

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