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Llewellyn to lead new SVG-USA Sports Association executive

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On Saturday, February 24, 2018, the St Vincent and the Grenadines USA Sports Association (SVG-USASA) held its 2nd biennial general meeting to elect its new executive. Former St Vincent and the Grenadines national table tennis champion David “Sky” Llewellyn was elected to serve as the organization’s second chairperson.

The outgoing chair, Peter Burke, outlined the organization’s long-term goals, which include laying the foundation for the future growth and development of sports at home and in the diaspora. He also gave a commendable update of the organization’s accomplishments during its first two years. Among the group’s accomplishments are:

(a) Setting up the Sports Hall of Fame, the Chatoyer and Merit Awards to recognize the talent of former and current generations of sportsmen and women, as part of the annual Heritage Awards sponsored by the St Vincent and the Grenadines Diaspora Committee of New York Inc.

(b) Collaborating with Vincy Day USA in 2015 to offer a sports package, which included “pick-up” netball matches, as well as egg and spoon, three-legged and sack races. Medals were also provided for the winners.

(c) Supporting the Vincy Heat soccer team and working along with the representatives from SVGFF to raise US$4,785 for Team SVG.

(d) Creating a structure comprising of a committee and a soccer team to take part in the Caribbean Cup Inc (CCI) Brooklyn Soccer League.

(e) Providing donations of funds and gear to the Thomas Saunders Secondary School and the St Vincent Grammar School athletes who participated in the Penn Relays.

It is within this framework and accomplishments that Llewellyn, the newly elected chair, pledged to be serious and committed. He clearly articulated that “failure is not an option”, as he joined with the rest of the elected members to continue to create possibilities for the sportsmen and women of SVG. The full executive includes: David “Sky” Llewellyn – chair, Theophilus Marshall – vice-chair, Gary “Tunka” Edwards – treasurer, Allyson Seales – general secretary and Stanley “Luxy” Morris, Terrance Edwards and Atiba Williams – liaison officers.

Sherrill-Ann Mason-Haywood, the newly elected chairperson of the St Vincent and the Grenadines diaspora in New York Inc, expressed faith and confidence in those elected and gave the mandate to continue to open doors and to provide the assistance necessary for our athletes.

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