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Another busy year for TASVG

Another busy year for TASVG


Team Athletics SVG has another packed year of events, in which St. Vincent and the Grenadines is expected to participate in several regional and international track and field meets, both at the Junior and Senior levels.{{more}}

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) will host the XIV Youth Championships on July 1 and 2. TASVG is expected to send a large contingent to this age group tournament.

It will be the first time that the British dependency will be hosting a regional athletics event.

On the heels of that championship is the World Youth Championships, set for Lille, France, July 6-10.

Also in July, the Area Championships will be staged in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. This event comes off July 15 to 17.

The Puerto Rico event will serve as an IAAF standard for the World Championships, which comes off in Daegu, South Korea, from August 27 to September 4.

A St. Vincent and the Grenadines contingent should head to Guadalajara, Mexico, for the 16th Pan American Games from October 14- 30.

Participation in the Barbados Relay Fair is also slotted on the local athletics body’s programme.

At home, there will be the usual mini meets on Saturdays, area meets, Throws Classics, Hurdles Invitational, Jumps Classics, Relay Meet and regular Kids In Athletics (KIA) activities.

According to TASVG, this aspect of their programming has been restructured, with coaches Rawlson Morgan, Manson Shortte and Rosmund Griffith, the point persons.

Additionally, TASVG will continue with its input into the annual Inter Secondary Schools Championships, which takes place in April.

This year, the national athletics body will also be a part of the re-introduction of the Zonal Primary Schools championships, which would see competition in Under-7, Under-9, Under-11 and Under-14, for both males and females.

TASVG is part of the Athletics subcommittee of the Schools Games Committee.

Unlike previous years, there will be no Carifta Games in 2011, the first time in the regional showpiece’s 40-year history. (RT)