Sports

Preparations Underway for Annual Sports Awards

WITH 112 days still to go, officials from the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports have started the process ahead of the staging of the 40th Annual National Sports Awards ceremony in February 2020. A number of national sporting associations sent representatives to an initial meeting called by the Ministry to outline plans for the staging of the awards.

Image: (L-R) Last year’s top winners (Junior Athletes) Julien Alfred (Athletics) and Kimani Melius (Cricket), and Levern Spencer and Albert Reynolds (Athletes), both Senior Athletics. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
(L-R) Last year’s top winners (Junior Athletes) Julien Alfred (Athletics) and Kimani Melius (Cricket), and Levern Spencer and Albert Reynolds (Athletes), both Senior Athletics. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

Association representatives present for that initial meeting on Tuesday 22nd October 2019 in the ministry’s conference room expressed the view that the 39th Annual National Sports Awards was a success, and commended organizers for sticking to the two and a half hour duration time for the event as was promised.

The upcoming awards will be held on Saturday 15th February 2020 at a venue to be confirmed shortly.

Associations were advised that the deadline for submissions of nomination forms is Friday 27th December 2019.

The awards document which included the nomination form was presented at the meeting. Forms will also be distributed via the Ministry’s email address: youthdevelopment.sports@govt.lc. Receipt shall also be by this medium.

During the meeting national associations were reminded of their annual subvention for the 2019/2020 Government fiscal year, and that associations will be required to be more accountable in order to receive the allocation. They were also reminded of stipulations for assistance from the Saint Lucia National Lotteries Authority (NLA).

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