The purpose of the walk is to encourage people to get involved in exercise as a means of maintaining healthy bodies and alert minds and to build unity among the youth and general community.
The theme for the walk is “Building togetherness through Sports, fitness and health”.
The Marchand Community possesses notable talents in Football and Sports and is the home of the Mindoo Phillip Park which has been utilized for shaping and building several Sporting Professionals around St. Lucia. The Club is of the opinion that this walk will display community spirit and focus on some of the positive attributes which exist.
The walk is scheduled to commence at 6:30 am at the Marchand grounds, and will proceed down Marchand road onto Chaussee road then up Leslie Land and through Water Works to Bocage through Ti Rocher, to Old Victoria Road, down through Rock Hall and back to the Marchand grounds. The walk will culminate with health talks, tests for diabetes and hypertension and various recreational sporting activities.
The Marchand Branch of The Royal St. Lucia Police Force and the District Representative, Honorable Phillip J. Pierre have endorsed this activity and are working with the club to ensure the event is a success.
The Big Players Football Club is currently holding discussions with some sections of the private and public sector who have indicated their interest in providing support for and participating in the event.
BIGPLAYERS FOOTBALL CLUB is a youth sports and community organization based in the Marchand Community. Bigplayers Football Club is one of the most prominent and successful football clubs in St. Lucia and is the current SLFA Premiere League defending champions.
All fitness enthusiasts’ sportsmen and sportswomen, sporting organizations and the general public are invited to participate. Individuals and groups can register at the office of the Ministry of Social Transformation in Marchand or with members of Big Players Football Club