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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,