With excitement mounting among local sports fans ahead of this year’s Flow CARIFTA Games, the St. Lucia Athletics Association (SLAA) has stepped up its preparations by teaming up with Flow to lay the groundwork for the National Junior Track and Field Championships / CARIFTA Trials.
The meet will give the island’s junior athletes the opportunity to gain a place on the national squad that will represent Saint Lucia at the Caribbean’s premier track and field event.
The two-day competition is scheduled for this weekend, April 1-2 at the George Odlum Stadium. Athletes will compete in two divisions – U18 and U20 boys and girls – as they go all out to prove themselves in the hope of qualifying to compete in the Flow CARIFTA Games, April 15-17 in Curacao.
Hundreds of athletes from clubs and schools across Saint Lucia are expected to compete in the Junior Track and Field CARIFTA Trials. Heavily featured will be the likes of sprint sensation Kimani Alphonse, outstanding middle distance runner Kamillah Monroque, javelin thrower Devon Moise, heptathlete Rochelle Etienne, high jumper Neema Leon, and emerging talent Reuben Nichols.
Flow’s contribution will help the SLAA prepare for the regional championships in Curacao. For the second year running, Flow is the title sponsor of the 2017 CARIFTA Games. Flow Sports customers will be able to watch up to six hours a day of live coverage of the event. Flow is also providing fans with anytime, anywhere access with the Flow Sports App to allow them to catch up with all the action.
Flow Saint Lucia Country Manager, Chris Williams said, “We are extremely pleased to strengthen our partnership with the St. Lucia Athletics Association by sponsoring this weekend’s championship event, which is instrumental in talent discovery and the development of Saint Lucia’s young athletes. Sport is dear to the hearts of Saint Lucians and the entire Caribbean. Our athletic prowess greatly defines who we are as a people. Flow is very proud to be sponsors of the games and to facilitate the regional broadcast of this exciting event to fans and supporters across the region.”
SLAA President, Andrew Magloire thanked Flow for the sponsorship and lauded the company for its longstanding contribution to sport, noting that its support will assist in the execution of the trials. He said: “The CARIFTA Games is a breeding ground where stars like Levern Spencer and Kirani James are born and world recognition is given to Caribbean nations. Flow’s investment in Saint Lucia’s athletic community is significant in helping develop young talent across the island.”