San­dals rec­og­nizes Sports as Crit­i­cal to Team Mem­ber De­vel­op­ment

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The old adage that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy still rings true today. Jill too, if we are to be po­lit­i­cally cor­rect. Con­se­quently, over the last five years San­dals Saint Lu­cia has been host­ing an ac­tive an­nual sports pro­gramme that al­lows team mem­bers from all three re­sorts to vie for medals and tro­phies.

From cricket to vol­ley­ball, bas­ket­ball, net­ball, foot­ball, track and field, and dominoes, San­dals staff rel­ish the op­por­tu­nity to doff their work tools and in­stead don their sports gear for the an­nual All That’s Good Fun­day at the Daren Sammy Sta­dium.

This year teams went all out for top hon­ours start­ing with the of­fi­cial open­ing of the games. The march past was pure cre­ativ­ity with ex­trav­a­gant cos­tume selections de­pict­ing the theme “Time Trek”, a spirit of com­pet­i­tive­ness that they took into the var­i­ous events - all the re­sorts were in high gear.

One of the high­lights of the games was the cricket tour­na­ment, won by San­dals Re­gency La Toc. Opal Fran­cis, HR Man­ager at the San­dals Re­gency La Toc Golf Re­sort and Spa, was still in a eu­phoric state af­ter her team’s out­stand­ing per­for­mance. “Our cricket team has taken record break­ing to a whole new di­men­sion. If we kept a Guin­ness World Records 2017 edi­tion, we would be in it.”

Star­ring for the San­dals Re­gency La Toc crick­eters was Ja­son Si­mon, pub Su­per­vi­sor, who smashed 70 runs. Other stars of the win­ning team were Joachim of front of­fice, An­drew and Dy­lan from bars, Ferguson and Forn from the spa, Michera from the pub, Vivus from cost con­trol, Syd­ney the but­ler and Dwight from wa­ter­sports.

In­deed, San­dals Re­gency La Toc swept the field when it came to just about all the other events, as well.

But as they say, all is fair in love . . . and the other San­dals Saint Lu­cia Re­sorts, in keep­ing with the team spirit and ca­ma­raderie of the games, of­fered their con­grat­u­la­tions.

HR Man­ager at San­dals Grande Saint Lu­cian Spa and Beach Re­sort Mar­sha King took the time to per­son­ally com­mend the fel­low team mem­bers from San­dals Re­gency on their ster­ling per­for­mance through­out the 2017 games. “They won the bas­ket­ball, net­ball, foot­ball and cricket games. They had a plan and they ex­e­cuted it flaw­lessly. We con­grat­u­late them on their out­stand­ing achieve­ments this year."

Mean­while, HR Man­ager at San­dals Hal­cyon Beach Re­sort Donna-Jean Sa­muels was just as sup­port­ive: “Our sis­ter team mem­bers at San­dals Re­gency La Toc put on a great show. They were con­sis­tent through­out the event, and showed us what it means to ‘stick to the game plan’. This is what hap­pens when team mem­bers un­der­stand the ob­jec­tive, and work to achieve the goal. All in all, our 2017 All That’s Good Fun­day was just that – all good and all fun.”

Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Win­ston An­der­son went on to con­grat­u­late Gen­eral Man­agers Chris El­liott and Michael James as, in his words, “Our Gen­eral Man­agers un­der­stand the im­por­tance of build­ing team spirit. We all rec­og­nize that with­out a bal­anced team that is will­ing to go the ex­tra mile, our work will be much harder. With that said, we all look for­ward to a good chal­lenge, and we ea­gerly await the re­lease of next year’s theme so that we can start plan­ning early for an­other suc­cess­ful All That’s Good Fun­day!”

San­dals Re­gency La Toc 2017 cricket team.

San­dals Re­gency team mem­bers show­ing off their tro­phies.

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