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12 Jan | Executive Report January 2010 to December 2013

Quadrennial Meeting

Saturday 11th January 2014

 Executive Report

January 2010 to December 2013

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

Glenville Jeffers……………………………………….President

Lester Hanley……………………………………Vice President

Keith Heyliger………………………………..General Secretary

Donnell Esdaille…………………………………………Treasurer

Iston Williams……………………….Asst. Secretary-Treasurer

Osdel Hanley…………………………….……Games Secretary

Evris Huggins……………………….….Public Relations Officer

Lonzo Wilkinson………………………Coaches’ Representative

Grace Dias…………………………..Women’s Representative

James Kelly………………..Technical Officials’ Representative

MEMBER CLUBS

 Extreme Velocity Track Club

Etonics Track Club

S. L. Horsford Pace Setters Track Club

Titans Athletic Club

Over the Top Track Club

Elite Performance Track Club

Outer Limits Athletic Club

Fast Twitch Track Club

Gladiators Track Club

Introduction

The first quadrennial has ended and this report summarizes that period.

Inaugural Quadrennial Meeting

The election of Officers to serve on the Executive Committee for this quadrennial was held on Saturday 12th December 2009 and comprised the following members: -

Glenville Jeffers

Lester Hanley

Elneth Toussaint

Donnell Esdaille

Iston Williams

Osdel Hanley

Evris Huggins

Lonzo Wilkinson

Grace Dias

James Kelly

Kim Collins

President

Vice President

General Secretary

Treasurer

Asst. Secretary-Treasurer

Games Secretary

Public Relations Officer

Coaches’ Representative

Women’s Representative

Technical Officials’ Representative

Athletes’ Representative

Ms. Elneth Toussaint resigned the post in December 2010 for personal reasons. The Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, Mr. Iston Williams, acted as General Secretary from January to the middle of June 2011. The position was later filled after a vote taken at the Ordinary General Meeting held on Saturday 18th June 2011 at the Silver Jubilee Athletic Stadium. Mr. Keith Heyliger was elected to the post.

Ordinary General Meetings  

There were nine (9) Ordinary General Meetings called but only eight (8) were held during this period. The meeting which was scheduled for the 20th January 2011 did not have a quorum and was therefore cancelled.

The Ordinary General Meetings held were well represented by member clubs. Notable decisions made: -

  • acceptance of four (4) new clubs,
  • the termination of three (3) member clubs,
  • purchase of camcorders for training purposes for the member clubs provided that funds are available
  • the election of Mr. Keith Heyliger to the post of General Secretary
  • the reviewing of our first ever audited financial statements for year-end December 2009, resulting in requests to collect all outstanding funds owed to the Association,
  • The removal of Mr. Kim Collins as the Athletes’ Representative for failing to attend the required consecutive executive committee meetings without notice as per the constitution
  • ruling that no unattached athletes’ will be allowed to compete in Ram’s Primary Schools and TDC Inter-schools’ championships
  • increased the annual membership subscription from $75.00 to $300.00
  • decreasing the athlete transfer fee from $100.00 to $75.00

Executive Committee Meetings

A total of 86 meetings were held during this quadrennial; 18 in 2010, 22 in 2011, 22 in 2012 and 24 in 2013. Attendance to these meetings by executive committee members was excellent. Absences were mainly due to members conducting business for the Association on overseas assignments or for their employers locally and internationally. At these meetings, we dealt with the business of the association which will include but not limiting to, planning of local events, training and development plans for athletes, coaches and officials, and administrative preparation our participation at regional and international competitions.

Membership

Seven (7) clubs were registered members of the Association at the start of this period. Five (5) new clubs joined but we lost three (3) members who were not in good standing; their membership was terminated by the General Assembly. Membership now comprises nine (9) clubs in good standing, indicating a net gain of two (2) clubs over the quadrennial period.

Competitions

The SKNAAA athletes participated in the following major regional and international competitions during this period: -

  • Six (6) multi-sport Games which fall under the Olympic and Commonwealth Games banner: – CAC, Pan American, Commonwealth Youth, Commonwealth, Youth Olympics and the Olympic Games.
  • Eighteen (18) Championships: – CAC Age Group, CAC Juniors, CAC Seniors, NACAC U23, Pan American Juniors, World Youth, World Juniors, World Indoors, World Seniors.
  • Nine (9) regional events: – Carifta Games, CUT Games and OECS Invitational.
  • Permit meets and competitions held in the USA, Great Britain and Europe.

Medal Achievements

Competition

 

Carifta Games

Pan Am Games

Pan Am Juniors

CAC Juniors

CAC Seniors

CAC Games

Commonwealth Youth

NACAC U-23

World Athletics

 

Total

Gold

2

1

1

1

 

5

Silver

2

2

2

 

6

Bronze

4

1

2

1

1

1

 

2

 

12

Total

8

2

1

5

2

1

1

1

2

 

23

Medalists

CARIFTA GAMES

2010

Gold Adrian Williams

U – 17

JT

57.86m

Cayman Islands

2010

Silver Jason Rogers

U-20

100m

10.48s

Cayman Islands

2011

Gold Adrian Williams

U – 17

JT

60.15m

M’o Bay, Jamaica

2011

Bronze J’anthon Silliday

U – 17

JT

55.01m

M’o Bay, Jamaica

2011

Bronze Toriano Samuel

U – 17

HJ

1.85m

M’o Bay, Jamaica

2012

Silver Clairvon Kelly

U – 17

HJ

1.90m

Hamilton, Bermuda

2013

Bronze Adrian Williams

U-20

JT

63.22m

Nassau, Bahamas

2013

Bronze Krystal Liburd

U-17

LJ

5.74m

Nassau`, Bahamas

 

  PAN AMERICAN GAMES

YEAR

MEDAL

NAME

CLASS

EVENT

MARK

VENUE

2011

Silver Kim Collins Open

100m

10.04s

Guadalajara, Mexico

2011

Silver SKN Male Team Open

4 x100m

38.81s

Guadalajara, Mexico

 

PAN AMERICAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

YEAR

MEDAL

NAME

CLASS

EVENT

MARK

VENUE

2013

Bronze Omhunique Browne

U-20

200m

23.48s

Medellin, Columbia

 

CAC JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

YEAR

MEDAL

NAME

CLASS

EVENT

MARK

VENUE

2010

Silver

Jason Rogers

U-20

100m

10.66s

Santo Domingo

2010

Silver

Adrian Williams

U-17

Javelin

57.25m

Santo Domingo

2012

Gold

Adrian Williams

U-18

Javelin

68.41s

San Salvador

2012

Bronze

Clairvon Kelly

U-18

High Jump

1.93m

San Salvador

2012

Bronze

Renika Daniel

U-18

400m

56.13s

San Salvador

 

CAC SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

YEAR

MEDAL

NAME

CLASS

EVENT

MARK

VENUE

2011

Bronze SKN Male Team Open

4 x100m

39.07s

Mayaquez, Puerto, Rico

2013

Gold Antoine Adams Open

200m

20.13s

Morelia, Mexico

 

CAC GAMES

YEAR

MEDAL

NAME

CLASS

EVENT

MARK

VENUE

2010

Bronze Tiandra Ponteen Open

400m

52.75s Mayaquez, Puerto Rico

 

COMMONWEALTH YOUTH GAMES

YEAR

MEDAL

NAME

CLASS

EVENT

MARK

VENUE

2011

Bronze

Adrian Williams

U-18

Javelin

63.02m

Isle of Man

 

NACAC U-23 Championships

YEAR

MEDAL

NAME

CLASS

EVENT

MARK

VENUE

2012

Gold

Jason Rogers

Open

100m

10.06s

Guanajuato, Mexico

 

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ATHLETICS

YEAR

MEDAL

NAME

CLASS

EVENT

MARK

VENUE

2011

Bronze Kim Collins

Open

100m

10.09s

Daegu, South Korea

2011

Bronze SKN Male Team

Open

4 x 100m

38.49s

Daegu, South Korea

Local Competitions

  • Our premier local events continue to be the TDC Interschool Championships, Ram’s Primary Schools Championships, National Invitational and Club Championships and National Junior Championships.
  • We are satisfied with the level of organization, execution and support given to the TDC Interschool Championships which is our marquee event.

However we have identified areas of improvement for the National Juniors, National Seniors and Rams Primary Schools Championships.

  • We have observed a renewed interest in the Development Meets over the past years as the attendance has increased tremendously as athletes and coaches have realized the importance in participating in these meets.
  • Participation in the road relay races and ultra-sprint races has significantly increased also and we have to compliment the coaches and athletes for the efforts they are making to bring success to these events.

National Outdoor Records

 National junior records set or equaled for period 2010 to 2013

Name

Record

Event

Venue

Date

Alivia Barzey

 1:10.18s

 400m Hurdles

 Basseterre

26/03/2011

 Khadijah Webster

18:12s

100m Hurdles

Basseterre

27/03/2011

  Aaron Bernier

 57.91s

400m Hurdles

Basseterre

20/03/2010

 Dion Warde

 15.01m

Shot Put

 Basseterre

06/03/2010

 Dion Warde

 46.44m

Discus

 Basseterre

20/03/2010

Vernica Joseph

1.65m

High Jump

Nassau, Bahamas

31/03/2013

Stavia Lewis

40.05m

Discus

Basseterre, St. Kitts

16/06/2013

Adrian Williams

63.22m

Javelin (800g)

Nassau, Bahamas

31/03/2013

Rico Gumbs

21.24s

200m

Medellin, Columbia

23/08/2013

S. Tyson, W. Hazel,

A. Bridgewater, R. Gumbs

40.61s

4 x100m

Medellin, Columbia

25/08/2013

Warren Hazel

47.07s

400m

Donetsk, Ukraine

11/07/2013

National senior records set for period 2010 to 2013

Name

Record

Event

Venue

Date

Tanika Liburd

6.67m

Long Jump

U. S. A.

20/05/2010

Adolphus Jones

7258 Points

Decathlon

India

08/10/2010

J. Rogers, A. Adams,

D. Delaney, B. Lawrence

39.43s

4 x 100m

Mayaguez,

Puerto Rico

29/07/2010

J. Rogers, K. Collins,

A. Adams, B. Lawrence

38.47s

4 x 100m

Daegu,

South Korea

04/09/2010

Adolphus Jones

42.04m

Discus (2K)

St. Kitts

19/06/2011

Adrian Williams

62.76m

Javelin (800g)

St. Kitts

10/06/2012

Tiandra Ponteen

2:15.05s

800m

U. S. A.

24/03/2012

L, Roland, J. Rogers,

A. Adams, B. Lawrence

38.41s

4 x 100m

London,

England

10/08/2012

Rosalie Pringle

2:12.85

800M

St Lucia

22/06/2013

Stavia Lewis

40.05m

Discus (1K)

Basseterre

16/06/2013

Adrian Williams

63.22m

Javelin (800g)

Nassau, Bahamas

31/03/2013

Kim Collins

9.97s / +2.0

100M

Lausanne

04/07/13

Antoine Adams

20.13s /+0.5

200M

Morelia, Mexico

06/07/13

Dion Warde

47.32m

Discus (2K)

Basseterre

16/06/2013

Regional competitions and events hosted and supported

Hosted

 

 

Collaborated with the S.K.T.U.

“          with Sports Dept.

“          with Kim Collins

*NACAC 10k Run – 18th November 2012

OECS Invitational Championships 2012 and 2013

 

CUT Games in 2010

Caricom 10K run in June 2011

Kim Collins Invitational Championships in 2012

*1st NACAC 10K run held in St. Kitts

Administrative training seminars attended

  • General Secretary, Ms. Elneth Toussaint, attended a Development Strategy Seminar at the Regional Development Center in Puerto Rico February 2010.
  • President Jeffers attended the IAAF Strategic Management Course at the Regional Development Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico in July 2011.

Meetings and Conferences attended

  • Ms. Maritza Dias attended two NACAC Women’s Conferences in 2010, the first in San Juan, Puerto Rico from 19th to 20th February and the second in Florida, U. S. A. from 7th to 8th July.
  • Messers Evris Huggins and Donnell Esdaille attended the CACAC Congress held in the Dominican Republic on 4th July 2010.
  • Mr. Lester Hanley attended the CACAC Special Congress held in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico on 29th July 2010 during the celebration of CAC Games.
  • Coach Fitzroy Francis represented the SKNAAA at the NACACAFTA Congress held in Houston, Texas from 14th to 17th October 2010.
  • Mr. Osdel Hanley attended four Carifta Games Congresses. The first in Cayman Islands in 2010, second in Jamaica 2011, third in Bermuda in 2012 and the fourth in the Bahamas in 2013.
  • President Glen Jeffers attended the CACAC Congress in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico during the hosting of the CAC Senior Athletics Championships on the 16th July 2011.
  • President Glen Jeffers and Assistant Secretary/Treasurer Iston Williams attended the IAAF Congress in Daegu, South Korea during the hosting of the World Championships in Athletics on the 24th August 2011 and participated in the electoral process to select the new Executive Committee of the IAAF.
  • President Glen Jeffers and Vice President Lester Hanley attended the Pan American Athletics Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on 28th October 2011.
  • Messers Evris Huggins and Donnell Esdaille attended the CACAC Congress in El Salvador on 1st August 2012
  • Mr. Keith Heyliger attended the CACAC Congress in Morelia, Mexico, on Sunday 7th July 2013.
  • President Glen Jeffers and Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, Iston Williams, attended the IAAF Congress in Moscow, Russia during the hosting of the World Championships in Athletics (APA) on the 8th August 2013.

Training and Development

Technical Officials

  • Mr. Denzil Pemberton attended a Starter’s course at the Regional Development Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2011
  • Mr. Marc Etienne attended an Electronic Timing Seminar in San Juan, Puerto Rico from 11th to 13th March 2010.
  • Mr. Osdel Hanley attended a competition director’s course at the Regional Development Center in June 2011.
  • Mr. James Kelly, Technical Representative attended a Lecturer’s Refresher course in San Juan, Puerto Rico in August 2013

Coaches

  • Coach Craig Connor participated in an updated Youth CECS Lecturers’ Course in San Juan, Puerto Rico from 4th to 9th July 2010.
  • Coach Timothy Caines attended the USA Track and Field Level 1 Coaching Education School course at Florida International University, Florida, USA from 21st to 23rd July 2011.
  • Coach Roatter Johnson completed a coaching lecturers’ course at the RDC in San Juan, Puerto Rico in April 2012 and became our first female IAAF coaching Lecturer.
  • Coaches Llewellyn Pyke, Ayana Hanley and Alister James are the three coaches who were granted Olympic Solidarity scholarships to complete a 3 month course at the Semmilweiss University in Hungary. These coaches attended the course in 2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively.
  • Coach Donnell Esdaille attended the Youth Athletics Conference in Barcelona, Spain from 16th to 17th July 2012
  • Coach Timothy Morton successfully completed an IAAF Youth Chief Coach course held in Puerto Rico from 3rd to 6th October 2012.
  • Mr. Donnel Esdaille and Ms. Bernice Morton attended an IAAF level 3 coaching course at the Regional Development Centre in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico from 18th to 30th July 2013. Mr. Esdaille successfully completed the course and was adjudged the participant with the highest marks.
  • Mr. Lonzo Wilkinson attended the World Coaches Conference in Moscow, Russia from 18th to 21st August 2013.
  • Mr. Donnel Esdaille successfully completed an IAAF level 5 Elite coaching course held in Sarasota, Florida from 8th to 14th December 2013.
  • The IAAF CECS level 1 coaching course was held in Charlestown, Nevis on Tuesday 3rd to 10th December 2013. 28 persons registered to participate in this course which was lectured by Mr. Craig Connor and Ms. Roatter Johnson.
  • Seven (7) IAAF coaching courses were held between 2009 and 2013 and a total of 115 coaches participated in these courses:- 96 coaches in level 1 and 17 coaches in level 2.

Athletics Academies / Development Squad training

We hosted a number of local training academies / development squad training. These juveniles, youth and junior athletes can be classified from the grass roots level up to the elite level. The most successful was the one held over the period 16th April to 15th June 2013.There were over 100 athletes instructed by a team of 22 coaches attending this training seesion.

Regional Camps

  • Coach Timothy Morton accompanied two athletes, Kurvis Collins and Dimetrie Browne, to the ANOECS Hurdles training camp in Grenada in December 2012. Funding for this event came from the National Olympic Committee.
  • Coach Elvis Williams accompanied two athletes, Ashika Williams and Ryan Phillip to the javelin training camp in Grenada in December 2013. This was also funded by the National Olympic Committee.

Conclusion

Our Association realized numerous achievements as a body and celebrated many a milestones with our coaches and athletes in the quadrennial. However, despite our successes there were also numerous challenges.

With the passing of a number of our more promising athletes, our family rode an emotional roller coaster.  We did not only face the bereavement of athletes but the emotional toll it took on our close knit family and the periods of healing that had to follow. We also mourned the deaths of two technical officials and two of our founding members, Mr. Hudson Ross and Mr. Ira Wilkes.

Our first doping case brought our programme under much scrutiny.  Leading into the 2012 season, we were pleased with the many successful stories that we had including the four (4) “A” qualifiers for the Men’s 100m and a place within the top sixteen (16) Men’s 4 x 100m Relay teams in the world. However, having had an athlete confess to violating policy with regards to doping, we moved aggressively to investigate the violations. We advised the IAAF Doping Office, who reviewed the information provided by us and recommended the appropriate charges to be brought against the athlete. An independent tribunal was set up to hear the charges against athlete. The athlete entered a guilty plea to the charges brought and panel of Commissioners taking all of the evidence into consideration gave their sanction. We received high praise from the IAAF as the first member federation to successfully investigate and prosecute a doping violation under the class SO, non-approved substances.

With a number of athletes changing their status to professional athletes, we found it increasingly difficult to deal with some of these athletes, their personal coaches, agents and entourage. This is indeed an area where we intend to focus our attention going forward with a view to improving communications between all sides and improving relationships.

Our use of Social Media continues to evolve as we have found that this medium is the avenue of chose for most to get their message out….whether factual or misleading. We suffered greatly coming out of the London 2012 Olympic Games when matters under review by our Olympic Team were leaked through Social Media bring great negative publicity to our Association, athletes, team management and our country as a whole. We will take greater care going forward with a more proactive approach when dealing with the media and in particular Social Media.

Under the present economic conditions, we are finding it difficult to attract an international apparel sponsor for our development programmes and senior national team.  We continue to look for alternatives for our development funding locally, regionally and internationally. We are of the view that this will only be possible with a strong SKNAAA brand and firm leadership.

We wish to thank all member clubs, athletes, coaches, technical officials and participating schools. We also wish to thank all our partners in the public sector such as the Ministries of Education, Sports and Community Development, Police, Fire and Traffic Departments, school bus drivers and the staff at the Silver Jubilee Athletic stadium. Of course we cannot forget numerous private sector partners including the National Olympic Committee, TDC, Ram’s Group of Companies, Carambola Restaurant, Island Purified Water and Solid Waste Management Corporation for their invaluable assistance to the planning and hosting of our sporting activities over the past quadrennial.

 

Report was prepared by            Keith Heyliger, General Secretary,

13 Apr | Constitution of the St.Kitts & Nevis Coaches Association

Constitution of the St.Kitts & Nevis Coaches Association

ARTICLE 1 – NAME

 

The name of the Association shall be “The St Kitts and Nevis Track and Field Coaches Association”, and herein after referred to as “The Association”.

 

ARTICLE 2 – AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

 

The aims and objectives of The Association shall be to

 

  1. Provide a forum to facilitate the development of track and field coaches.

 

  1. Create and implement local certification of coaches.

 

  1. Participate in and contribute to all forums geared towards the development of athletics.

 

  1. Establish a code of conduct for coaches.

 

  1. Establish and maintain a coaches’ library.

 

  1. Support and encourage research in the direction of athletic development.

 

  1. Produce a newsletter.

 

  1. Cultivate, develop and maintain good relations with other sporting organizations.

 

  1. Be affiliated to the International Track and Field Coaches Association and such other local, regional and international organizations for the fulfillment of the Association’s objectives.

 

  1. Do such things that in the opinion of the Association are conducive to its carrying out of these aims and objectives.

 

 

ARTICLE 3 –  MEMBERSHIP

 

  1. Eligibility
  1. Persons who have obtained local, CAC, NACAC or international certification, or

 

  1. Persons who have been coaching for at least five (5) years, or

 

  1. Persons with professional qualifications in areas of physical education, fitness training or related courses.

 

 

  1. Application for admission of membership
  1. Application for the membership of individuals shall be in writing and shall be accompanied by an amount sufficient to cover the membership fee to be paid by the aforesaid if accepted as a member.

 

  1. The Executive will inform members of new membership at the forthcoming General Meeting.

 

  1. Termination of Membership
  1. 1.     Resignation

Any member may voluntarily resign providing that he/she has fulfilled all obligations to The Association.

 

  1. 2.     Cancellation

Any membership can be canceled with just cause. This requires the approval of two-thirds (2/3) of the members of The Association.

 

  1. 3.     Non-financial standing

Any member remaining non-financial after a year shall automatically lose their membership. Such a person will have to re-apply, as stated in Article 3, Section B, sub-section 1 of the Constitution.

 

 

ARTICLE 4 – COMPOSITION

 

The Association shall be comprised of:

 

  1. The General Assembly

 

  1. The Executive Committee

 

  1. Persons appointed to lead Statutory Committees

 

 

ARTICLE 5 – POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

 

The General Assembly shall:

 

  1. Be the highest authority within The Association

 

  1. Hear the President’s Report.

 

  1. Examine the report on the activities of the Executive Committee presented by the General Secretary.

 

  1. Elect officers and members of the Executive Committee of the Association.

 

  1. Examine the accounts of the previous financial year as presented by the Treasurer.

 

  1. Approve the budget for the following year.

 

  1. Draw up and/or amend the Constitution.

 

  1. Ensure that the Constitution is respected.

 

  1. Discuss any matters that may be submitted to The Association.

 

  1. Do such things that it deems necessary from time to time.

 

 

ARTICLE 6 – THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

A. The Executive Committee shall comprise of the following:

 

  1. President
  2. Secretary
  1. Treasurer
  2. Two Council members

B. These officers shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting and shall hold office            until the next Annual General Meeting.

 

C. All members of The Association in good standing shall be eligible to hold office.

 

  1. Vacancies on the Executive Committee shall be filled at a General Assembly Meeting convened for that purpose within 30 days of such vacancy arising.

 

  1. Any member of the Executive Committee may be asked to resign before expiration of his/her term by a two-third (2/3) majority vote of no-confidence of The Association’s General Assembly.

 

ARTICLE 7 –  POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

The Executive Committee shall

 

  1. Administer the affairs of The Association.

 

  1. Control and disburse the funds of The Association.

 

  1. Raise funds for the furtherance of all and any of the above objectives of The Association.

 

  1. Appoint committees and sub-committees necessary for the smooth running of The Association and receive reports from them.

 

  1. Draw up from time to time Rules and Regulations to control the administration of the affairs of The Association.

 

  1. Consider and grant applications for membership.

 

  1. Propose the amount to be paid in annual subscription by members of The Association.

 

  1. Report on its activities to the General Assembly.

 

  1. Do all other things that are incidental and conducive to its carrying out of these duties.

 

ARTICLE 8  - FINANCE

 

  1. Fees and Subscriptions
    1. Each member of the Association shall pay a membership fee and an annual subscription fee.
    2. Fees and subscriptions shall be determined at the Annual General Meeting.

 

  1. Financial Year

The financial year of the Association shall be from 1st October to 30th September of the succeeding year.

 

  1. Payments and Arrears
    1. The annual subscription shall become due on 1st September of each year and shall be payable by 30th September of the same year.
    2. After 30th September all unpaid subscriptions shall be considered to be in arrears and will attract a fine as stipulated in The Association’s Rules and Regulations.
    3. Any member in arrears after September 30th will also be deemed a non-financial member.

 

  1. Disbursements
    1. No disbursement shall be made without prior approval of the Executive Committee.
    2. All disbursements shall be by cheques signed by the Treasurer and one other member of the Executive Committee
  2. Deposits

All monies of The Association shall be deposited in a bank on The Association’s account not later than five (5) days after receipt of the same.

 

  1. Auditors

There shall be two (2) auditors who shall be appointed for a year at the Annual General Meeting.

 

 

ARTICLE 9  – MEETINGS

 

  1. Procedure

At all meetings of The Association, the ruling of the chairperson shall be final on all matters of procedure for that Meeting.

 

  1. Annual General Meetings
    1. The Annual General Meeting of The Association for the ensuing year shall become due on the 1st October and must be held by 31st October in each and every year.

 

    1. Seven (7) days written notice shall be given to every member of the Association in respect of this meeting.

 

    1. One half (1/2) of the membership plus one (1) shall constitute a quorum.

 

    1. the agenda at such a Meeting shall include:

(a)   President’s Report

(b)  Treasurer’s Report

(c)   Appointment of Auditors

(d)  Secretary’s Report

(e)   Election of Officers

(f)   Determination of Subscription

 

  1. General Meeting
    1. Ordinary General Meeting shall be held at least once every four months.

 

    1. At least seven (7) days notice shall be given for all such meetings.

 

  1. Extra-Ordinary General Meeting
    1. Extra-ordinary General Meetings shall be held upon written request of fifty percent (50%) of the members plus one (1) stating the reasons for such meetings.

 

    1. Such meetings are to be convened by the Secretary within fourteen (14) days of receiving such requests by notice in writing to all members stating the reasons for the meeting and fixing as the date of the meeting a day not less than seven (7) days from the date of such notice.

 

    1. The President of the Association may convene a special General Meeting at such time and with such notice as he may direct.

 

  1. Executive Meetings
    1. The Executive Committee shall meet at least once every four (4) months.

 

    1. Fifty percent (50%) plus one (1) of the Executive Committee shall constitute a quorum.

 

    1. It shall also meet, either at the request of the President or at the request of half of the Executive Committee whenever circumstances require.

 

 

ARTICLE 10 –  VOTING AT MEETINGS

 

  1. General Assembly Meeting
  1. Each member shall have one (1) vote.

 

  1. Only financial members will be eligible to vote.

 

  1. Voting shall be by ballot unless a majority requests a show of hands.

 

  1. Officers shall be duly nominated by a proposer and a seconder on or before the day of the election.

 

  1. No proxy voting shall be allowed.

 

  1. Where there is an equality of votes, the supervisor of the elections shall have the casting vote.

 

  1. On the day elections, the General Assembly will decide by a majority vote, if a person who is absent can be nominated.

 

B. Executive Committee Meetings

 

  1. Members of the Executive Committee shall have one (1) vote save and except the President who shall have a casting vote.

 

  1. At Executive Committee Meetings fifty percent (50%) of the elected officers shall form a quorum.

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE 11  -  INTERPRETATION

 

The Executive Committee shall be the authority for interpreting the Constitution and the Rules and Regulations of the Association and for taking any decisions upon which the Constitution, Rules and Regulations are silent.

 

 

ARTICLE 12  - RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

The Executive Committee shall have powers to make rules and regulations for controlling the affairs of The Association, subjected to ratification at a General Meeting as soon as possible after they have been made.

 

 

ARTICLE 13  - PENALTY CLAUSE

 

  1. Any member failing to comply with any of the above provisions of the Constitution, Rules and Regulations shall not vote and shall not be able to participate in the affairs of The Association.

 

  1. Any member so affected may appeal in writing to the General Assembly for a review of this penalty, this appeal must be done within one year, or else the person loses his/her right to appeal.

 

ARTICLE 14 – AMENDMENT

 

  1. The Constitution of the Association may be altered by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the members at a General Meeting of the Association.

 

  1. Proposed amendments to the Constitution shall be circulated to all members at least seven (7) days prior to the date set for the meeting at which the said amendments will be approved.

 

 

ARTICLE 15  - DISSOLUTION

 

  1. The Association may be dissolved, and therefore cease to exist, with the consent of at least three-quarters (3/4) of the members of The Association at a special meeting convened for that purpose.

 

  1. The decision must by the end of the meeting be documented in the form of a written resolution clearly signed by each person voting in favor of the Resolution.

 

  1. The decision must be immediately certified and communicated by the Ex-General Secretary to the SKNAAA, NOC, ITFCA and NACACCA within forty-eight hours of the decision being taken.

 

 

ARTICLE 16  - EFFECTIVE DATE

 

The provisions of this Constitution shall come into effect as soon as it has been approved by the General Membership at a meeting called for that purpose.

 

 

 

This Constitution was approved by the General Membership at a General Meeting held on the 27th day of September 1995 and takes effect in accordance with the provisions of ARTICLE 16.

 

 

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President                                                                                 General Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05 Mar | The World Anti-Doping Code

THE 2013 PROHIBITED LIST

INTERNATIONAL STANDARD

The official text of the Prohibited List shall be maintained by WADA and shall be published in English and French. In the event of any conflict between the English and French versions, the English version shall prevail.

This List shall come into effect on 1 January 2013-The 2013 Prohibited List 10 September 2012.

THE 2013 PROHIBITED LIST

WORLD ANTI-DOPING CODE

Valid 1 January 2013

In accordance with Article 4.2.2 of the World Anti-Doping Code, all Prohibited Substances shall be considered as “Specified Substances” except Substances in classes S1, S2, S4.4, S4.5, S6.a, and Prohibited Methods M1, M2 and M3.

SUBSTANCES AND METHODS PROHIBITED AT ALL TIMES

(IN- AND OUT-OF-COMPETITION)

PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES

S0. NON-APPROVED SUBSTANCES

Any pharmacological substance which is not addressed by any of the subsequent sections of the List and with no current approval by any governmental regulatory health authority for human therapeutic use (e.g drugs under pre-clinical or clinical development or discontinued, designer drugs, substances approved only for veterinary use) is prohibited at all times.

S1. ANABOLIC AGENTS

Anabolic agents are prohibited.

1. Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS)

a. Exogenous* AAS, including:

1-androstenediol (5α-androst-1-ene-3β,17β-diol ); 1-androstenedione (5α-androst-1-ene-3,17-dione); bolandiol (estr-4-ene-3β,17β-diol ); bolasterone; boldenone; boldione (androsta-1,4-diene-3,17-dione); calusterone; clostebol; danazol ([1,2]oxazolo[4',5':2,3]pregna-4-en-20-yn-17α-ol); The 2013 Prohibited List 10 September 2012 3

dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (4-chloro-17β-hydroxy-17α-methylandrosta-1,4-dien-3-one); desoxymethyltestosterone (17α-methyl-5α-androst-2-en-17β-ol); drostanolone; ethylestrenol (19-norpregna-4-en-17α-ol); fluoxymesterone; formebolone; furazabol (17α-methyl[1,2,5]oxadiazolo[3',4':2,3]-5α-androstan-17β-ol); gestrinone; 4-hydroxytestosterone (4,17β-dihydroxyandrost-4-en-3-one); mestanolone; mesterolone; metenolone; methandienone (17β-hydroxy-17α-methylandrosta-1,4-dien-3-one); methandriol; methasterone (17β-hydroxy-2α,17α-dimethyl-5α-androstan-3-one); methyldienolone (17β-hydroxy-17α-methylestra-4,9-dien-3-one); methyl-1-testosterone (17β-hydroxy-17α-methyl-5α-androst-1-en-3-one); methylnortestosterone (17β-hydroxy-17α-methylestr-4-en-3-one); methyltestosterone; metribolone (methyltrienolone, 17β-hydroxy-17α-methylestra-4,9,11-trien-3-one); mibolerone; nandrolone; 19-norandrostenedione (estr-4-ene-3,17-dione); norboletone; norclostebol; norethandrolone; oxabolone; oxandrolone; oxymesterone; oxymetholone; prostanozol (17β-[(tetrahydropyran-2-yl)oxy]-1′H-pyrazolo[3,4:2,3]-5α-androstane); quinbolone; stanozolol; stenbolone; 1-testosterone (17β-hydroxy-5α-androst-1-en-3-one); tetrahydrogestrinone (17-hydroxy-18a-homo-19-nor-17α-pregna-4,9,11-trien-3-one); trenbolone (17β-hydroxyestr-4,9,11-trien-3-one); and other substances with a similar chemical structure or similar biological effect(s).

b. Endogenous** AAS when administered exogenously:

androstenediol (androst-5-ene-3β,17β-diol); androstenedione (androst-4-ene-3,17-dione); dihydrotestosterone (17β-hydroxy-5α-androstan-3-one); prasterone (dehydroepiandrosterone, DHEA, 3β-hydroxyandrost-5-en-17-one); testosterone;

and their metabolites and isomers, including but not limited to:

5α-androstane-3α,17α-diol; 5α-androstane-3α,17β-diol; 5α-androstane-3β,17α-diol; 5α-androstane-3β,17β-diol; androst-4-ene-3α,17α-diol; androst-4-ene-3α,17β-diol; androst-4-ene-3β,17α-diol; androst-5-ene-3α,17α-diol; androst-5-ene-3α,17β-diol; androst-5-ene-3β,17α-diol; 4-androstenediol (androst-4-ene-3β,17β-diol); 5-androstenedione (androst-5-ene-3,17-dione); epi-dihydrotestosterone; epitestosterone; etiocholanolone; 3α-hydroxy-5α-androstan-17-one; 3β-hydroxy-5α-androstan-17-one; 7α-hydroxy-DHEA ; 7β-hydroxy-DHEA ; 7-keto-DHEA; 19-norandrosterone; 19-noretiocholanolone.

2. Other Anabolic Agents, including but not limited to:

Clenbuterol, selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs), tibolone, zeranol, zilpaterol.The 2013 Prohibited List 10 September 2012 4

For purposes of this section:

* “exogenous” refers to a substance which is not ordinarily capable of being produced by the body naturally.

** “endogenous” refers to a substance which is capable of being produced by the body naturally.

05 Mar | Constitiution of SKNAAA

 ARTICLE I

NAME AND STATUS

1.1  The name of the organization shall be the St Kitts and Nevis Amateur Athletic

Association and herein after referred to as the “SKNAAA”.

 

1.2  The SKNAAA is an independent body, totally independent from its members and it thereby incurs separate liability for its acts or omissions, totally unrelated to its members, or members of its Executive. Accordingly, none of them shall incur any personal liability for any such acts of omissions by the SKNAAA or by its Executive, unless any individual incurs a personal liability and thereby renders himself/herself personally liable to any other persons/s by operation of law.

 

1.3  Neither this constitution nor a Member’s Membership shall constitute the SKNAAA

or a Member being an agent of the other or create a partnership, joint venture or similar relationship between the parties, nor shall this Constitution constitute the authorization of either party to act for or on behalf of the other.

 

1.4  The SKNAAA is affiliated to the IAAF (and through the IAAF to the North American,

Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association). The SKNAAA recognizes, accepts, applies, observes and abides by the current Constitution, Rules and Regulations of the IAAF and the North American, Central American and Caribbean, as well as any further amendments.  This applies especially to the Anti-Doping rules, the handling of disputes, and relations with Athletes’ Representatives.

05 Mar | SKNAAA Code of Conduct

The St Kitts and Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (SKNAAA) is committed to providing an environment in which all individu­als are treated with respect. Further, the SKNAAA supports equal opportunity and prohibits discriminatory practices. Members of the SKNAAA and participants in SKNAAA’s programs and activities are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner consistent with the values of the SKNAAA. Conduct, which violates these values, may be subject to sanctions pursuant to the SKNAAA’s Discipline Policy.

The SKNAAA shall allow the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) to conduct doping control at any competition at which the SKNAAA’s athletes are participating and to conduct out of competition testing on its   athletes.

No athlete will be granted the SKNAAA’s consent to use an Ath­lete’s Representative and no Athlete’s Representative shall be authorized unless a written contract exists between the athlete and his Representative which contains the minimum terms set out in the IAAF Regulations concerning Federation Athletes’ Representatives and to which the SKNAAA has given its written ap­proval.

All organizers, coaches, officials, managers, volunteers, staff, spectators, members and families of members of the SKNAAA have a responsibility to:

1. Maintain and enhance the dignity and self esteem of mem­bers and participants of the SKNAAA by:

• Showing respect to all individuals regardless of gender, eth­nic or racial origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, religion, political belief, disability or economic status.

Focusing comments or criticism appropriately and avoiding public criticism of athletes, coaches, officials, organizers, managers, volunteers, staff, spectators, members and families of members.

•     Consistently demonstrating the spirit of sportsmanship, sports leadership and ethical conduct and practices.

•     Ensuring that the rules of the sport, and the spirit of such rules are adhered to.

2. Ensure that every athlete, coach or official, abstains from the use of alcohol and tobacco while participating at the SKNAAA’s competitive events.

3. Take reasonable steps to manage the responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages in social situations associated with SKNAAA’s events.

4. Abstain from the non-medical use of drugs or the use of per­formance-enhancing drugs or methods.

5. Refrain from any behavior which constitutes harassment, where harassment is defined as comment or conduct, directed towards an individual or group, which is offensive, abusive, racist, sexist, degrading or malicious.

6. Refrain from any behavior which constitutes sexual harass­ment, where sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances or conduct of a sexual nature when submitting to or rejecting this conduct influences decisions which affect the indi­vidual, such conduct has the purpose or effect of diminishing performance, or such conduct creates intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.

7. Comply at all times with the Constitution, policies, rules and regulations of the SKNAAA, as adopted and amended from time to time, including complying with any contracts or agreements exe­cuted with the SKNAAA.