The Sports Division in the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports will on Sunday, March 16, 2014 stage the Grand Final of the District Sports Festivals for the 2013 year at the Benjamin’s Park in Portsmouth.
The event, which is expected to commence at 12 Noon, will see competition in football, cricket, netball, volleyball, rounders, basketball and athletics amongst the top villages representing the eight (8) districts on island.
The eight (8) villages earned the rights to represent their districts following first place finishes at their respective district sports festivals.
· Lagoon– North District
· Marigot – North East District
· Castle Bruce – East District
· La Plaine – South East District
· Pointe Michel –South West District
· Dubique – South District
· Morne Prosper – Roseau/Central District
· St. Joseph– West District
Sunday’s event, which has been postponed on previous dates due to weather conditions, will see trophies being presented to the winner of each sporting discipline, as well as for the overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
The overall winner also gets the rights to be called the “Best Sporting Village” in Dominica and will be awarded at the prestigious National Sports Awards carded for May 7, 2014 and will receive an additional cash incentive.
In 2010, the Sports Division instituted the District Sports Festival as a strategy to rejuvenate sports at the community level while bringing people together for recreation and socialization.
It was hoped that coming out of the District Sports Festivals, communities would organize themselves into structured sporting bodies which would lead to the establishment of village sports committees and then this would ultimately lead to the formation of Districts Sports Committees.
The Southern community of Dubique emerged winners of the last DSF final.