Sports
January 14, 2014
NSC spared major damage to facilities

Most of the sporting facilities under the aegis of the National Sports Council (NSC) escaped damage from the trough system which affected St Vincent and the Grenadines between December 24 and 25 last year.{{more}}

However, one was completely destroyed and there are a few which will need some repairs, according to manager of the National Sports Council Cecil Charles.

Following a tour of facilities last Wednesday and Thursday by Charles and other employees of the NSC, he summed up the extent of the damage to SEARCHLIGHT.

“…There has been significant erosion at the Petit Bordel Playing Field, because of fallen walls, especially from the side of the secondary school, which caused water to come on to the field, removing a lot of the top soil,” Charles reported.

As with most of the island, the damage was concentrated to the north of the mainland.

Charles noted that London Playing Field, located in Sandy Bay in North Windward, suffered a similar fate of erosion.

“There was some erosion at the northern end of that field, as well as the north western side, but which did not impact on the field itself, but just beyond the boundary mark used for cricket at the northern end… That would need some repairs in terms of a retaining wall…,” the NSC manager disclosed.

Charles said that despite the ravages which occurred in the Buccament Bay area, the playing field there suffered “minimal damage,” except for the periphery of that facility.

At the main Arnos Vale One Playing Field, Charles said that some ridging on the double-decker pavilion was lost as a result of the high winds which accompanied the trough system.

Charles revealed that the heaviest loss occurred in Troumaca.

“There was a small field down at Troumaca Bay area that has really taken a beating … The river passed that way, so there is basically no more Troumaca Bay,” he confirmed.

Charles said that the NSC will proceed with the restorative work needed on these facilities in the shortest possible time.(RT)