UNDER-14 Sports

1st National Bank Games Tomorrow.

The St. Lucia Athletic Association in collaboration with 1st National Bank will tomorrow stage the 22nd Juvenile Track and Field championship at the Mindoo Phillip Park.

The thrill and excitement is scheduled to commence from 9:30a.m. with an opening ceremony that will include the march past of teams, the national anthem, prayers, addresses, athletes’ and official oaths.

Following the opening ceremony the show moves into full gear starting with the girls 13 -14 long jump, girls 13 – 14 high jump, girls 13 14 60m hurdles, boys 7 – 8 50m dash.

Cornelius Breen SLAA Treasurer and former president told THE VOICE: “Well over 475 athletes have made it from the south and north zonal qualifications and will compete in one of the association most prestigious championships for juvenile athletes in St.Lucia. A combined total of 18 clubs and schools have earned the right to be in this event and stiff competition and friendly rivalry are expected to come from the various camps”

The participating schools and clubs include: Abilene Wild Cats, Choiseul Athletics, Choiseul Juniors, Ciceron Secondary, Rocket Athletic Club, Morne Stars Athletics Club, Pace Setters Track Club, Soufriere Athletics, Speed Printing Survivors, District 6, District 1, SJC Blue Eagles, Mopo Athletics, Marchand Combined, Ave Maria, R.C. Combined, Road Busters Running Club and Night Riders Track Club will be in the thick of things.

Among the young athletes on show will be Julien Alfred, Antonio Maynard, Tyler Toussaint, Deserie Desir, Amber`rose Erysthee, Lisa Pierre, Joy Edward and Faith Regis just to name a few. They will lead the charge for their respective camps in the following categories in both sexes, 7 – 8, 9 – 10, 11 -12, 13 – 14 years.

In total 39 event finals are carded for the day, but from about 3:20 p.m. providing the championship starts on time, fans will see the MPP set a blaze as the most talked about relay races will bring the curtains down on what is expected to be a thrilling contest.

Anthony De Beauville is The VOICE Publishing Company’s multi-award winning sports journalist. He works closely with a number of sports federations including the Department of Youth Development and Sports, the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and other organizations.

He covers and contributes articles highlighting the areas of international, regional, national, community based clubs and schools sporting activities. There is never an off day as he stays busy... Read full bio...

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