Women in sports commission launched
FROM LEFT - Suzette Jackson , Suzanna Marie Leigertwood - Ollivierre, Natasha Stapleton, LaPrise Williams, Akiyama Johnson, Geshelle Peters, Vasha Adams.
March 13, 2020

Women in sports commission launched

ST VINCENT AND THE Grenadines, now has a Women in Sports commission.

Established by the St Vincent and the Grenadines Olympic Committee, the commission was launched last Sunday, International Women’s Day.

Morphed with the opening of the 2020 national netball tournament at the Kingstown Netball Centre, the commission was presented to those in attendance.

The commission, which comprises women from different national sporting association, has as its chair Suzanna-Marie Leigertwood-Ollivierre, while vice–chair is Natasha Stapleton.

Others making up the grouping are LaPrise Williams, Geshelle Peters, Suzanne Jackson, Vasha Adams, Akiyama Johnson and Jackie Joseph.

Outlining the aims of the commission, Ollivierre, in her remarks last Sunday, stated that they are about, “supporting the holistic development of females in sport through training, seminars, workshops and mentoring”.

Other aims as revealed by Ollivierre, include, “recognition of achievements

of individuals and organisations promoting women in and through sport… promotion of the use of sport as a tool for gender equality and empowerment… to create a path to management and leadership for women through sport”.

Ollivierre confirmed as well that the commission, “will play its part in the empowerment of girls and women into leadership roles in the various sporting organizsations through the length and breadth of SVG”.

Importantly, Ollivierre affirmed that despite the commission is geared towards the development of women, it is not exclusive, as men are invited to be part of the organisation.