Saint Lu­cia Ath­let­ics Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion Off and Run­ning

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The gun has fi­nally sounded and the Saint Lu­cia Ath­let­ics Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion (SLACA) is off and run­ning at last, hav­ing held two meet­ings in June, and com­plet­ing the elec­tion of ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cers to guide the newly-formed or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Af­ter nearly a decade of false starts, lo­cal ath­let­ics coaches met last month at the Ge­orge Od­lum Sta­dium, elect­ing An­drew Ma­gloire as pres­i­dent of the body. Hugh Breustraal has been voted in as first vice pres­i­dent, Terry Fin­is­terre as sec­ond vice pres­i­dent, and Verneta Le­s­poris as sec­re­tary.

Sub­se­quent to that con­vo­ca­tion, the SLACA ex­ec­u­tive held a fur­ther meet­ing with lo­cal coaches at the Na­tional In­di­vid­ual Track and Field Cham­pi­onships. Some 15 club, school and in­di­vid­ual coaches were in at­ten­dance on that oc­ca­sion. A fur­ther meet­ing is set for Satur­day, 11 July, 9am to 3pm, at the Min­istry of Youth De­vel­op­ment and Sports Con­fer­ence Room in the Blue Coral Build­ing on the Wil­liam Peter Boule­vard.

Among the prin­ci­pal agenda items for the Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion are a re­view of the body's Bye-Laws, a for­mal meet­ing with ex­ec­u­tive of the Saint Lu­cia Ath­let­ics As­so­ci­a­tion, and the launch of a se­ries of coaches' round­tables, with a view to the growth and de­vel­op­ment of the sport.

Mem­ber­ship in the Saint Lu­cia Ath­let­ics Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion is open to all lo­cal ath­let­ics coaches, who are en­cour­aged to af­fil­i­ate un­der the um­brella or­gan­i­sa­tion. In­ter­ested per­sons can email the or­gan­i­sa­tion at ath­let­ics. saintlu­cia@gmail.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

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