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The Boxing Association begins working to spread the sport islandwide with gifts of equipment to local gyms

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The Saint Lucia Boxing Association is stepping up to the ring with donations of equipment to local gyms, as well as a new collaboration with Rise Saint Lucia, Blackheart Productions, and the Ministry of Sports.

The Association also made a presentation to the South Boxing Gym in Vieux Fort, including gloves, skipping ropes, mouth guards, punching bags, head guards, floor mats, hand wraps, stop watches, and other items.

SLBA President David “Shakes” Christopher and National Head Boxing Coach Conrad Fredericks made the presentation at the Philip Marcellin Grounds.

A team from the Association also visited the Bordelais Correctional Facility to get started on a boxing programme for inmates at that institution, which the Boxing Association president says went exceedingly well

Christopher told MBC Sports that this is just a start for the programme at the BCF..

Meanwhile. the Vieux Fort gym, which has been operational for quite some time now, currently has about six boxers, but hopes to attract more in the future. 

Aside from equipment and a strong desire to succeed, the South Boxing Gym has in its arsenal national boxer Darius Cetoute and AIBA referee and trainer Cecil Kerr. They are among those responsible for developing the next crop of champions, with Youth and Sports Officer Claude Charlemagne providing them the necessary support.

Further presentations will be made to other communities and institutions, with the goal to reach as many as 500 boxers.

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Saint Lucians get moving for arthritis

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2004 Olympian Zepherinus Knockay Joseph had himself a little four-mile run today.

In his previous life, of course, he was used to running much longer distances. 

But today’s run was dedicated to people suffering with arthritis.

It’s part of the Saint Lucia Arthritis and Lupus Association’s calendar of acttivities to mark October as Arthritis Awareness Month. 

According to Joseph, he moved for you because arthritis has made it hard for you to move. 

Zeph also challenged me, so I will have to go home and get moving.

B ROLL https://www.facebook.com/SLALA.SLU/posts/2306317636171951 

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The stage is set for the upcoming Saint Lucia Olympic Committee elections

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The stage is set for the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee elections.

According to sources close to the election process, the SLOC had a meeting with its member national federations to inform them of the election process, criteria for electibility, and the election committee.

Nominations close on October 17th, with two individuals so far having expressed an interest in replacing Fortuna Belrose as president. 

Elections will be held on November 16th, with 22 eligible electors – 22 national federations, the Athlete’s Commission, and immediate past president, Richard Peterkin. 

IN 02:28 Well, one of the things over the last eight years we’ve done…

OUT 3:55 …competence you understand to take this institution to the next level 

The contenders for president at the moment are Alfred Emmanuel and Eddie Hazell.

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Saint Lucia celebrates as Cavalier win the Jamaica Premier League football title

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The community of Caye Mange, Gros Islet was in celebration mode over the weekend, as one of their own tasted sporting success over in Jamaica.

Cavalier Football Club, featuring Saint Lucia international defender Melvin Baby Boy Doxilly, ended a 40-year wait to lift the Jamaica Premier League trophy after edging Waterhouse Football Club 5-4 on penalties on Saturday evening at the UWI-JFF Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence in Kingston.

The final between the top two teams in the truncated season was delayed by half an hour and was interrupted by a heavy downpour, and after a 1-1 draw in regulation and after extra time, it came down to a penalty shoot-out and sudden death.

Doxilly spoke with MBC Sports earlier today about one of the biggest moments in his young career. 

Doxilly says he’s been very happy with his season in Jamaica, and he is looking forward to the possibility of returning. 

Like many Saint Lucian players, the 23-year-old central defender was basically idle for most of 2020.

Previously having played for Morvant Caledonia United in the Trinidad and Tobago Professional League, and for Northern United here in Saint Lucia, he says he has enjoyed his time in the Land Of Wood And Water, and he thinks his coaches and teammates have enjoyed having him as well.

For the season, Doxilly has racked up over 1000 minutes, has scored an excellent goal, and picked up two assists – he is one of three Saint Lucians playing in Jamaica this season.

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