Governance and sporting organisations

May 2 – The debate about governance in sport continues to rage. Closer home in the West Indies there are several suggestions regarding governance in cricket. There are always ways and means being devised to be efficient and effective simultaneously. One thing is sure, there is no one-size fit all model which works, but it…

Caribbean Sport Business…or not?

  April 9 – The history of sport suggests it was built purely for entertainment. In the development of modern sport regardless of where it came from, the Industrial Revolution and mass production brought increased leisure which offered an opportunity for people to have more time to engage in playing or watching, and later gambling on spectator sports….

The Caribbean’s lost decade(s) in sport

April 9 – When one thinks of a list professional athletes from the Caribbean, Jamaican, Lindy Delapenha comes to mind as one of the pioneers. It has been widely reported that he was the first Jamaican ever to play professional football in the UK. He served in the British army and played football where he…

The facts about the WICB & Cameron

March 18 – Today I am also going to talk about the WICB under Dave Cameron and a team he has assembled along with the Cricket Community. He became President March 2013 and since then, the following has happened 1. There are now 90 First Class players contracted – what this means, they have a (cricket)…

ATHLETES MUST SHOW UP FOR WORK

March 12 – An athlete’s job has changed in the last decade. While the primary focus is still to perform well in their respective discipline, the job has become more diverse. It is therefore the responsibility of the athlete and management team to determine a few things How am I going to maintain and improve…

Marcia Forbes – the Phase 3 story

March 9 – Family life, work and travel are just three things that get Marcia Forbes excited. The first quarter of 2016 will just add even more joy to her life when the family is expected to welcome a baby. This will be Marcia’s first grandchild. Those are just some of the things that gets…

CHAMPS 2016 AND TICKETS

March 1 – No where in the world, two weeks before a marquee event, patrons are not aware of how to get tickets. Live sporting events are still pretty much a part of the Jamaican culture and since 1999 when CHAMPS combined the male and female categories, the event has received tremendous support. This is…

ATHLETES, MONEY AND SPORT

February 22 – The United States of America has over 320 million people (census of 2014). The sport business flourishes in that country and will boast of their world series in basketball, ice hockey, baseball and the Super Bowl. What we have seen though is, the massive support the sport business there attracts through broadcast…

Politics and Sports – how they should really work

February 20 – It is often said, “sports and politics are two aspects of our society that have nothing in common.” Turns out though both impact on each other directly and indirectly. The Olympic movement has over its history shown how sports allowed countries involved in War co-exist in Games for well over a century….

UWI Sports moving in the right direction

February 7 – In September 2012 when Dalton Myers and his team launched the Road to the Premier League football campaign, there were lots of raised eyebrows around. Actually some thought it was ‘mission impossible’. Today the UWI Football team competes with the best in the league and beats them from time to time. To…

Eastern Champs should be back on the calendar

January 30 – The news that the Eastern Championships for track and field has been cancelled is disheartening. What this means is, about 25 schools will miss an opportunity to compete against each other and those athletes in St. Mary, St. Thomas, Portland, sections of St. Catherine and St. Andrew won’t have an equal opportunity to…

Star Athletes and Retirement

January 29 – Former National Football League (NFL) super star, Deion Sanders has been known to say “It’s important to walk away from the game and not have the game walk away from you because when the game walks away from you it can damage you mentally.” There are lot of things to consider when…