Two weeks summer program closes in Nevis
ZIZ Sports News…Aug 29 2011 – A very impressive ceremony concluded the two weeks summer program conducted by the Ministry of Sports.
The ceremony which was held at the ET Willet Park on Friday 19th August was chaired by the Director of Sports, Mr. Lincoln Barry who used the underlying theme: “Education, Sports, Discipline, no drugs, no alcohol, no violence—love always”, to highlight his opening remarks.
Barry encouraged the over 80 participants to focus on their Education even as they focused on sports. He asked them to avoid drugs, alcohol and violence. In terms of the ‘love always’ aspect of his presentation he utilized two of the young cricketers, one posing as a loser and the other as a winner to demonstrate that even in victory and even when there is a loss, there can still be friendship between opposing teams.
Prior to Mr. Barry’s presentation, the national anthem was beautifully rendered by four of the young Netballers. This was followed by a prayer by one of the parents, Mr. Edread Ward.
The featured speaker was Minister of Sports, the Hon Hensley Daniel who emphasized that sports men and women could also excel at academics. He challenged the Coaches to ensure that the young athletes mix the two aspects of their lives well. He indicated that the time had come for a change from the prevailing norm—that the best cricketer is not doing too well in class and the most outstanding student can’t even kick a football.
He applauded Mr. Barry and his team of Coaches for their continued efforts in leading the youngsters aright and emphasized that the children should stay fit and remain in training and stay away from anti-social behaviour.
Each participant then received an attractively designed certificate which was presented by Secretary at the Department of Sports, Jean Caines and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sports, Mr.Alsted Pemberton.