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Calendar of Activities & Events 2007

PASO Boxing Programme – April 1-15th Havana
Sports Administration Course - May 25th- 30th
Olympic Day Run – June 24th
Pan American Games – July 13th-29th Rio de Janeiro
National Anti-doping Agency – June 15th- 24th
Commonwealth Games General Assembly – Nov. 7th-9th Colombo, Sri Lanka
Caribbean Sports Organisation, General Assembly – Oct. 9th – 10th Puerto Rico

Future Games

2008 Olympics – Beijing
2008 Commonwealth Youth Games - India
2009 Caribbean Games – Trinidad & Tobago
2010 Commonwealth Games – Dehli

- Local Activities
May 2008 - Sports Administrator’s Conference TBA
June 2008 – Olympic Day Run


The SLOC has a continuing volunteer program, whereby we source assistance on behalf of our local affiliates from our overseas umbrella associations. Our affiliates may recall the sterling efforts of Shannon Butters, a Canadian volunteer. In 2006, as part of MELBOURNE 2006 COMMONWEALTH GAMES, the Government of Victoria in Australia, conducted a Sports Development Volunteers Program. Volunteers were placed in thirty targeted Commonwealth Countries to provide hands-on advice and assistance with local sports development. The program was fully funded by the Victorian Government and managed by the AUSTRALIAN SPORTS COMMISSION (ASC).

When all the local Commonwealth Games Associations / NOCs were asked to identify the activities and areas of development that would most benefit their nation, Saint Lucia identified the ST. LUCIA NETBALL ASSOCIATION to receive this assistance. There was a clear development
focus on coach education and development, of the well established network of national netball coaches, who would receive on site training under a training of trainers program. Saint Lucia’s team were the winners of the last Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) U23 Netball Championships with netball coach, Wayne Benti., as well as the Helen of the West Championship. The Netball Association was thus quite prepared to utilize the full support of the volunteer made available through this SLOC program.

In her position as volunteer coach for the ST. LUCIA NETBALL ASSOCIATION, Michelle Cheah coached the primary school and some local coaches, while also assisting in coaching the island’s national team. From her first few weeks of settling in, she was able to make contact with a few of the major players in the local and regional netball scene, including the Barbados based CARIBBEAN NETBALL ASSOCIATION. Based on this she then reported to the SLOC, with a critical assessment of local netball structures and operations.

Michelle also assisted in the Ministry of Sports’ drive to reintroduce and revitalize the primary schools netball program, during which the Ministry hosted the 2006 Primary Schools District and Inter District Netball Championships, with modified rules to suit the age group and level of play. Seven teams from education districts 6, 7, and eight took part with three teams making it to the finals: Vieux Fort Primary, Blanchard Combined and Piaye Combined.


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