SPORT

 
Sport has always been an important part of Community life and development, particularly among the Region’s youth. In 2000, a human resource development sub-committee on sport established by the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) to advise on and review the development of sport programmes in the Region, as well as to identify research needs and promote communication and coordination among stakeholders. This sub-committee has been instrumental in developing policy guidelines for physical education in schools; drugs in sport including drug testing; and establishing a regional mechanism to strengthen the role and impact of sports at all levels.

Most of the major sporting disciplines in the Community (such as cricket, football, netball and basketball) are governed by regional associations and a number of them also stage regional championships. However, the rules of some international sporting organizations preclude regional teams from competing internationally. The major exception is international cricket.

Some sporting competitions among Caribbean countries are:

Athletics

CARIFTA Games (Youth Track and Field and Swimming)

Badminton

Caribbean Badminton Championships (CAREBACO)

Basketball

CARICOM Basketball Championships (male and female)

Body Building

Caribbean Body Building Championships (male, female and youth)

Boxing

CARICOM Amateur Boxing Championships

Cricket

Busta Cup (seniors), Trinidad Cement Ltd. Trophy (youth), Caribbean Women’s Championship

Football

Shell Caribbean Cup

Golf

Hoerman Cup, Francis Steele-Perkins Trophy and George Teale Cup (male, seniors and female)

Lawn Tennis

Caribbean Junior Lawn Tennis Circuit

Netball

Caribbean Netball Championships

Rifle Shooting

Caribbean Rifle Shooting Championships

Rugby

Caribbean Rugby Championships

Squash

Caribbean Squash Championships

Table Tennis

Caribbean Table Tennis Championships

Volleyball

Caribbean Volleyball Championships (male and female)


REGIONAL SPORTS ADMINISTRATION ORGANIZATIONS

1.  WEST INDIES CRICKET BOARD (WICB)

The WICB is the governing body for cricket in the Caribbean. It was established in 1920s as the West Indies Cricket Board of Control but changed officially to its present name in 1996.

Since 1926, it has been a full member of the International Cricket Council, the governing body of world cricket.

The functions of the WICB are:

- Manages and operates the affairs of the WI cricket team and the West Indies A Team.

- Arranges and organizes Test tours and one day international matches

- Organizes Regional competitions

- Selects players representing WI team

- Develop regional Cricket

Membership - the WICB consists of 6 territorial Associations providing two directors each.
Location: Antigua, West Indies.
Governance: Julian Hunte – President; Earnest Hilare – CEO
Website: www.wicb@windiescriket.com 

2. CARIBBEAN FOOTBALL UNION

Location: Trinidad and Tobago
Established: 1978
Function: Management and administration of all regional and international football activities involving Caribbean countries and teams. Representative organization for 30 FIFA members within the Caribbean. Operates under the WORLD governing body FIFA. Responsible for the promotion and development of football within the Caribbean: runs the CFU Club and Regional Championships
Governance: Jack Warner president; Angenie Kanhai – General Secretary
Website: www.carribbeanfootballunion.org 

3. CARIBBEAN NETBALL ASSOCIATION

Location: Barbados
Established: I985
Governance: Kathy Harper- Hall President
Mandate: Development and promotion of netball across the Region; operates under the control of WNA

4. WEST INDIES RUGBY UNION

Location: Guyana
Established:
Function: management and organization of competitions between all affiliates of the Union. Operates under the International Rugby Board, the highest governing Body for Rugby
Governance: Christopher Nasciemento, President

5. CARIBBEAN ASSOCIATION OF NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEES

Location: Barbados
Established:
Function: the planning and implementation of programmes utilizing international and regional resources available through the governments of Canada, Australia and through Olympic Solidarity; a sub unit of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).This entity (Caucus) would represent the interests of all regional National Olympic Committees (NOCs), Commonwealth Games Federations (CGFs) and other key stakeholders and would be committed to the preservation of their autonomy, working in conjunction with governments to achieve regional goals.
Governance: Consist of a Managing Committee and an Executive Committee. Steve Stoute, Chairman; Elton Prescott, Secretary
Website: www.canoc.net

6. CARIBBEAN REGIONAL ANTI DOPING ORGANIZATION

Location: Barbados
Established: 2005
Function: the central Body that manages, formulates, and coordinates programmes aimed at boosting the fight against doping in sports across the Caribbean Region. This includes providing education for athletes and National Sports Organizations on drug use and doping methods as well as the implementation of training for Dope Control Officers. The Organization consists of some 14 member countries across the Region.
Governance: Neil Murrell, Administrator
Website: http://caribbeanrado.com 

7. WEST INDIES PLAYERS ASSOCIATION (WIPA)

Location: Trinidad and Tobago
Established: 2004
Function: the representative Body for West Indies cricketers. Oversees the welfare of players to include issues of contract, sponsorship negotiation and other legal affairs.
Governance: Dinanath Ramnarine, CEO /president
Website: www.wiplayers.com 


MAJOR SPORTS FACILITIES / INFRASTRUCTURE (per country basis)

Example:

Country

Location

Name

Capacity

Type

Standard/ facilities

Jamaica

Trelawny

Trelawny Mini Stadium

20,000

Multipurpose football / cricket

International

Grass

 

Kingston

National Stadium

35,000

Track and field , football

Mundo track, international

Lights

 

Kingston

National Indoor Sports Centre

5000

Multipurpose

Volleyball netball, basketball

International

Lights

 

Kingston

Melbourne

8000

Cricket

Regional

 

Montego Bay

Jarrett Park

15,000

Cricket, football

Regional

Lights

 
INSTITUTIONS WITH SPORTS BASED PROGRAMMES

  NAME LOCATION TYPE COURSES CONTACT
1. GC. Foster College of PE and Sport St. Catherine
Jamaica
Specialist Institution for Teacher Training and Coach Education
 
BSc. PE Dip. PE and Sport Certificate in Coaching http://www.gcfostercollege.edu.jm
2. University of the West Indies Sports and PE Centre



University of the West Indies

St. Augustine Campus
Trinidad and Tobago



Mona Campus
Kingston
Jamaica

Degree granting institution
 



Post Graduate Programme

 

BSc. Physical Education

Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management,

MSc. in Sports and Exercise Medicine

 

http://www.sped-online.com

 

http://uwi.mona.edu

3. University of Trinidad and Tobago
Academy of Sports and Leisure
O’Meara Campus
Arima
Trinidad and Tobago
Training offered through an Academic Unit as well an High Performance Unit Masters in Sport Management

International Masters in Sport for Development
BSc. in Sport Studies
Certificate in Sport Studies
 

http://www.utt.edu.tt

 

4. Barbados Olympic Centre Bridgetown
Barbados
Regular and Advanced courses in Sports Administration
 
Diploma in Sports Management  
5. University of Technology Kingston
Jamaica
Multi faceted degree granting institution Diploma / certificate in Coaching / football http://www.utech.edu.jm

NATIONAL SPORTS POLICY

Sport : the Way Forward : Policy Document - St. Kitts/Nevis

National Sports Policy - Saint Lucia

Physical Education and Sports Policy for Schools [Saint Lucia] - Draft

National Physical Education and Health Policy - Belize

 
 
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