Two ‘old-school’ teams representatives – the St Joseph’s Convent (SJC) and the Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary School (VFCSS) respectively, emerged as champions of this year’s Island Champs, formerly known as the Inter-Secondary Schools Championship. The inter- secondary schools’ track and field meet came off at the Soufriere Mini Stadium, on March 31.
By all accounts, it was a most exciting, challenging and enthralling event that thrilled fans and supporters of the participating teams.
At the end of it all, the Distinguished Titles were awarded to:
– Island Champs Female Team – St. Joseph’s Convent Secondary School, with 170.50 points
– Island Champs Male Team – Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary School with 209 points
In the category of Combined Male and Female School’s Team, Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary School took home the trophy with 378 points.
Schools from the northern and southern districts dominated this year’s Island Champs.
Prizes at stake, included; $20,000 for male and $20,000 for female categories.
Some of the schools competing at the meet, included ; Anse Ger Secondary School, Babonneau Secondary, Bocage Secondary School, Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary School, Castries Comprehensive Secondary School, Choiseul Secondary School, Ciceron Secondary School, Clendon Mason Memorial Secondary School, Corinth Secondary School, Entrepot Secondary School, Jon Odlum Secondary School, International School Saint Lucia, Leon Hess Comprehensive Secondary School , Micoud Secondary School, Piaye Secondary School, St. Joseph’s Convent Secondary School, St. Mary’s College, Sir Ira Simmons Secondary School, Soufriere Comprehensive Secondary School, and Entrepot Secondary School.
The Ministry of Youth Development and Sports – Saint Lucia congratulated all medaled winners and the Schools taking home trophies.
The Island Champs 2023 for secondary school athletes was held under the theme- “It’s secondary school sports reimagined”. The championship featured three stages; Northern Qualifiers, Semi-Finals and Finals.
The Sports Ministry invited the former students of competing secondary schools and said, “All former students of competing secondary schools, come support your team.”