September 29, 2006

Olympic Committee to scout young talent

Vincentian youths will be the beneficiaries of a more systematic approach to Talent Identification courtesy a new initiative launched by the National Olympic Committee (NOC) to scout out potentials in athletics, basketball, boxing, cycling, table tennis and tennis.{{more}}

“The NOC’s Talent Identification Programme will see six communities around St Vincent and the Grenadines experiencing basic introductory training into one of the aforementioned sporting disciplines, eventually covering all of St Vincent and the Grenadines,” explained General Secretary, Keith Joseph.

The Talent Identification programme runs from September 30, 2006 to mid-December. It will resume in early 2007 and run to December 2008.

US$20,000 is being spent on the programme but each participating association has been asked to seek additional sponsorship.