Sports
January 21, 2014
Slater gets another term as head of SVGSA

Dr Sherian Slater has once again been asked by members to remain as head of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Squash Association (SVGSA).{{more}}

This request and wooing came last Saturday afternoon at the National Squash Centre at Paul’s Avenue, when the association hosted its Annual General Meeting.

A reluctant Slater will proceed into her ninth year as president of the SVGSA, but was glad that she will be getting a “strong voice and hand” in Thornley Myers as her vice president.

“I am glad that I have Thornley, Mr Myers as my vice president,” Slater said.

The new vice president was the most vocal at last Saturday’s meeting and he was nominated by several persons to take over from Slater, but repeatedly said that he did not have the time to give the attention which the association required at this time.

When the discussions finally settled, it was a replacement within the Myers household, as Deidre Myers, the former vice president, made way for her husband.

Edlena Adams takes up the position of secretary from Simone France.

Tessa Shallow-King vacated the post of treasurer, which was handed to Phyllis James, while former committee member Janine Doyle is now handling the task of the association’s public relations officer.

Doyle replaced Sanjay Jiandani. The committee members are Dominic Ross and Tessa Shallow-King. The youth development officer is Jules Snagg, who comes in for Bradley Glasgow.

Slater said that she welcomed the members of the executive, noting that all, but herself, have children who are still in the sport.

In reviewing her last year at the helm, Slater listed the introduction of the talent identification programme and the restart of the schools’ programme as the highlights of her tenure in 2013.

Slater revealed to SEARCHLIGHT that during 2014, she and her executive will be working hard on laying the groundwork to host a major regional squash tournament in 2015.(RT)