Hon Roselyn Paul on Monday held discussions with heads of the National Sports Associations. Nine associations and the Dominica Olympic Committee were part of the discussions which centered around Sports during the Covid pandemic among others.
Work has recommenced on the Massacre Sports Facility and with an upgraded version to the previous structure. The structure will now be a completely enclosed facility with the accompanying seating.
Rehabilitation work commenced and continues on the cricket pitches at the Windsor Park Stadium. It was recommended that the square be relayed ahead of this summer’s tour to the Caribbean of the New Zealand cricket. Dominica is expected to host two matches of that tour.
The Sports Division last month received a quantity of cricket equipment which were ordered for distribution to the secondary schools. At the start of the Massy United Insurance Secondary Schools Under 20 Cricket Championship in late January, 2020, a promise was made to participating schools that each would receive a quantity of cricket equipment. However, due logistical and shipping issue the equipment were received towards the end of the championship.
The Sports Division will shortly be presenting it’s Online PE and Sports Programs for Primary Schools. In light of the presence of the Covid 19 pandemic, a decision was taken to suspend all sporting activities as a means of observing the social distancing guidelines, this with subsequent closure of schools, meant that the students would not be able to undertake their regular PE and Sports programs.
The Sports Division wishes to inform that all its Sports programs have been put on hold with immediate effect until further notice. This decision was taken as part of National measures which have been put in place to prevent the spread of the Corona virus.
The first match of the league was played on Saturday 21st March at the Benjamin’s Park between the North and West. North hosted West under the lights at the Benjamin’s Park in Portsmouth. The North secured their first win taking the match 38-18.
Castle Bruce Primary School and Sineku Primary School are the final two qualifiers to the quarter finals. They did so by coming first and second in the East and South East Zones Intermediate Round which was played on a round Robin format.
In the opening match of the 2019 13 and Under Netball Festival Dominica Primary Schools Team beat the Dominica Secondary Schools Team 12-10. For Dominica Primary Schools Shakira Bellot 9/7, Kaydine Wilkinson 4/2, Kymara Lockhart 5/3. For Dominica Secondary Schools Johilyne Bruno 16/8, Aliandra Burton 2/1, Earlandra Tavernier 5/1. Dominica’s National Team beat Dominica Primary School 15-6 in the second match up of the 2019 13 and Under Netball Festival….
The Sports Division will host the 13 and Under Netball Festival from August 20-25, 2019. This year’s tournament will feature our very own talent from the Nature Isle.