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Williams, Griffith climb coaching ladder

Williams, Griffith climb coaching ladder


Woodrow Williams and Rosmund Griffith have been named National Co-ordinator and Deputy National Co-ordinator respectively, following their successful completion of the requirements of a two-day Caribbean Coaching and Certification Programme of Trainer of Trainers Workshop, held here last Friday and Saturday.{{more}}

The workshop, staged at the Arnos Vale Playing Field, and which drew participants from around the region, was done under the auspices of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC).

Williams, who attended on behalf of the National Olympic Committee of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, was previously a Master Course Co-ordinator, obtained under the aegis of the Organisation of Caribbean Administrators of Sports and Physical Education (OCASPE).

Griffith, not new to certification, having gone through the International Coaching Enrichment Programme, and whose main focus is the development of a Grassroots Programme to attract females to Athletics in St Vincent and the Grenadines, attended the two-day workshop on behalf of Team Athletics SVG.

Williams and Griffith are now charged with the responsibility of certifying grassroots coaches in all sporting disciplines.

Explaining their responsibilities, Williams said that they will be administering the theoretical sessions, then will oversee the practical aspects, before the coaches’ certification can be had.

Williams said he and Griffith should be hitting the ground running in the next three months time, when the programme should be fully implemented by the National Olympic Committee.

Speaking at Closing Ceremony last Saturday evening at the President’s Suite, President of the National Olympic Committee of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Trevor Bailey reminded the participants of an old adage: “What I hear I forget, what I see I remember, what I do I understand.

“Let’s do it together, we’ve heard what we have to do, we have seen what we need to do, now is the time to do it,” Bailey requested of the participants.

Also addressing the ceremony were Andre Collins, the Partnership Officer of Commonwealth Games Canada, as well as Colin Higgs of Commonwealth Games of Canada and Dave Farmer of the Barbados National Olympic Committee.(RT)