Dominica launches National Youth Role Model Development Program

first_img Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring! 15 Views   no discussionscenter_img LocalNews Dominica launches National Youth Role Model Development Program by: – February 29, 2012 Share A National Youth Role Model Development Program has been launched in Dominica.Photo credit: doc.dmThe initiative of the Dominica Olympic Committee in collaboration with the National Youth Council is aimed at finding role models in twelve districts to impact the lives of young people in the country.President of the Dominica Olympic Committee John Charles told the official launching of the program at the Arawak House of Culture on Sunday night that this initiative is in keeping with the development of the youth. “We are proud to announce this launch. This is supported by funding from the National Olympic Committee. The establishment of this very critical initiative to develop our youth is propagated under the doctrine of introducing the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect,” he added.He said the Dominica Olympic Committee is very concerned about the development of youths and athletes on the island.“In particular we are positive about this program and more so our international funding partners who are very excited about the innovative aspect and success of the initial program,” he said.Meantime President of the National Youth Council Fernella Wenham says the program will ensure that Dominica’s youth are well rounded.“As we are aware, our children and youth need guidance and role model mentorship that will allow for the development of the younger person, thus creating better adults and senior citizens,” she added.Several young persons in and around the country attended the official launching.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

IRFU announces bid for women’s World Cup

first_imgThe stadia include University College Dublin before moving to Belfast for semi-finals and finals at Queens University Sport and the newly developed Kingspan Stadium.Last year the women’s team reached the semi finals in France before they were beaten by England, however they earned  a measure of revenge for that loss last Friday beating England in the Six Nations. In other news the Irish men’s team have moved back up to third in the World rankings following yesterday’s 19 points to 9 Six Nations win against England at the Aviva.last_img

NCB Intercol Champs starts today

first_img 1 p.m.: Triple jump – men 2 p.m: 3000m steeplechase – women 3:30 p.m: Long jump – women 4 p.m: 400m hurdles – women 4:15 p.m: 400m hurdles – men 5:15 p.m: 800m – women 5:20 p.m: 800m – men 6:30 p.m: 100m – women 6:35 p.m: 100m – men The University of Technology (UTech), the defending male and female champions, will be hoping for more success when the two-day NCB Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships begins today at the National Stadium. Start time is 1 p.m. The meet is being sponsored for the second year by National Commercial Bank (NCB). At Wednesday’s launch, NCB announced $3 million in sponsorship for the meet. Associate sponsors are Lucozade and new sponsors Island Grill. Global apparel maker Nike will be a clothing sponsor. Belinda Williams, NCB’s group corporate communications manager, said at Wednesday’s launch: “Sports is something I am passionate about. Our intention is to make it better every time.” She added: “We are cognisant of the ever-increasing importance of sports in defining the heart and soul of Jamaica. This is why we did not hesitate when asked to come on board with sponsorship assistance.” The meet director is MVP president Bruce James, who described it as a “good transition for athletes from the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships.” UTech should be strongly challenged by former champions GC Foster College in both categories, while the likes of the University of West Indies and a new-look Mico University College team should make the championships intense and exciting. Fourteen finals – eight on the track and six in the field – will be contested on today’s opening day. Several former high school stars will be competing in their first intercollegiate championships. These include World Junior 400 m hurdles champion Jaheel Hyde, who is expected to compete in his pet event along with Michael O’Hara in the 100m and Martin Manley in the 400m. All three are teammates at the University of the West Indies. Dawnalee Loney and Tiffany James will compete for Mico University in the 400m. James is fresh off her 400m bronze at the Carifta Games in Grenada last weekend. Entrance fees are $200 for students with IDs on today’s first day and $500 without. Tomorrow, it will be $400 with IDs and $1,000 without. Selected finalslast_img read more