Athletes Advancement Should Be Main Focus

National Sports Minister - Glenn Phillip

National Sports Minister – Glenn Phillip

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
June 11, 2012 (CUOPM)

St. Kitts and Nevis‘ Minister of Sports, the Hon. Glen Phillip has encouraged the Association of National Olympic Committees of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States ANOECS) focus on the goal of the complete development of athletes for the advancement of the individual nations as well as the OECS sub-region.

Minister Phillip being a sportsman and sport administrator was right at home when members of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (ANOCES) met at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort on Saturday 9th June to chart the way forward for the administration of this vital body which supports the premier athletes of the region.

The meeting was attended by Presidents and Secretaries General from Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands; Commonwealth of Dominica; Grenada; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; and host St. Kitts and Nevis.

The main objectives of the meeting were to formally discus and adopt the Constitution, and in addition, to strategically look at the formation of the OECS Olympic Sports Academy.

President of the St. Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee, Alphonso Bridgewater, who chaired the meeting indicated that the goals were fully realised and that it was a fruitful meeting.

He further noted that such organization is of vital importance to the region for as very small states unable to achieve the goals on its own.

“Coming together enables a pooling of the minds and energies and permits us to be a formidable force,” Bridgewater said.

The organization will be seeking opportunities for functional cooperation thereby maximising resources while minimizing costs.

ANOCES took the opportunity to meet in St. Kitts ahead of the OECS Invitational Track and Field Meet which is supported by ANOCES on Sunday, 10th June at the Silver Jubilee Stadium.

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