Prime Minister Allen Chastanet Friday morning met with executives of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to discuss development of cricket in Saint Lucia and the wider Caribbean.
The WICB delegation included Chief Executive, Johnny Grave, Vice President Dr. Kishore Shallow and President of the Saint Lucia Cricket Association Julian Charles.
“Our meeting included a visit to the site of the National Sports Academy, which gave the executives a better appreciation of the vision for our ambitious Sports Development Programme,” Chastanet wrote on his official Facebook page.
He recalled that his administration has partnered with the Saint Lucia National Cricket Association and the Saint Lucia Football Association Inc for the commencement of the Sports Academy.
The PM observed that As part of the curriculum students will undertake compulsory programs in the form of:
-ACT / SAT / NCAA / College Prep
-Counselling and Participation in a Club of their Choice
He disclosed that in addition, they will have to undertake compulsory subjects namely:
-Foreign Languages – French and Spanish
-Information Technology and
-Physical Education and Sports
Additionally, Chastanet said the students will also be exposed to a series of electives to choose from, some of which include but not restricted to:
-Sports Technology – Programming, Digital Media
-Career Readiness – Sports Officiating, Sports Medicine, Coaching, Journalism & Sports Economics
-Psychological and Social Development
-Athletic Health & Safety – First Aid, Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning.
“My gratitude to the WICB and the St Lucia Cricket Association for their time and support in helping to make this a reality for our athletes,” he wrote.