PRESS RELEASE – 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 By-Laws, a formal meeting with executive of the Saint Lucia Athletics Association, and the launch of a series of coaches round-tables, 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 [email protected] for more information.