New muscle in sports
November 12, 2004
New muscle in sports

St. Vincent and the Grenadines has a new body to promote sports. It is the SVG Weightlifting and Natural Body Building Association (SVGWNBA). As efforts towards firming up the organisation gather momentum, executive members outlined their direction at a meeting last Saturday. The SVGWNBA outlined among its goals plans to “ create a better atmosphere for our physical culture”. {{more}}

The body has a seven-man executive comprising Brenton Milligan, president; Charles Wood, vice president; John McLean, secretary treasurer; Steve Victory as public relations officer; and committee members Matthew Llewellyn, Burton McDowald and Leslie Hall.

However, there seems to be friction with the formation of this grouping from another existing body, though Milligan was keen to erase any doubts as to the nature of the new outfit.

“All we are trying to do is promote bodybuilding in a new form,” he said.

He expressed willingness to work along with other organisations.

Milligan, with a diploma in weight training gained from Hildago University in Mexico in 2002, sees weight training as “the hub to fuel the growth of all physical and mental sport in SVG”.

The new body has announced its affiliation to a number of gyms nationwide and has outlined a five-year programme.

McLean sees the formation of the new outfit as “an opportunity for the development of more bodybuilders”.

He stressed the position of not being a rival, or alternative, but to “work in harmony.”

To what extent this objective will be achieved is a matter to be worked out in the course of time.