Off to the CAC Games
95 athletes heading to Mexico
The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) met with the 2014 Central America and Caribbean (CAC ) contingent on Thursday at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre prior to their departure for Mexico today. The games take place from November 14 to 30.
There are 95 athletes and 27 team officials representing the island in 19 sporting disciplines. The chef de mission is Mona Alleyne and her team of three includes assistant chef de mission Paula Jarvis who will join her in Vera Cruz.
Assistant chef de mission Dave Farmer will be supported by Charles Beckles in Xalapa. In addition, there is a seven-man medical team led by Dr Rene Best, which will be based in Vera Cruz while Dr Carl Ward will be based in Xalapa. The other members of the medical team are Dr Julian Samuel, Gail Weekes, Sharon Coppin, Marita Marshall and Phyllis Burnett.
Secretary general of the BOA Erskine Simmons said that 2014 had been a very hectic one for the association with Commonwealth Games, Youth Olympic Games and the CAC Games falling in the same year, along with the BOA’s hosting of two major meetings in the Caribbean Association Of National Olympic Committees General Assembly and the Olympic Solidarity Forum.
“We are very pleased with what we have accomplished so far this year. We know that there is a lot of work still to do and that persons will judge us based on the performances of the athletes, but this we have no control of. But the factors that we can control, building a strong framework for athletic involvement and training and development of coaches and officials we are getting right.
“Going forward we plan to change our relationship with athletes and federations a bit to build a model to facilitate our athletes at the professional level. We are satisfied that with the support of the federations Barbados can be even more competitive at the highest level. The CAC Games are usually good games for us, and I expect that we will do well in Mexico,” Simmons said.
Archery – Charlene Goddard, Judith Ann Magras, Brandon Fields, Dwight Paul Hagley, Vera Jones (official); Athletics – Levi Cadogan, Fallon Forde, Kierre Beckles, Greggmar Swift, June Caddle (official); Badminton – Monyata Riviera, Tamisha Williams, Dakeil Thorpe, Andre Padmore, Kevin Wood (official); Boxing – Ricardo Blackman, Leonard Harewood, Adrian Biscette, Gary Bowen (official); Canoeing – Nicholas Neckles, Simon Goodridge, Stan Brooker, Philip Als (official); Cycling – Jason Perryman, Edward Sutherland, Mihail Santos (official); Equestrian – Emily Kinch, Fiona Kinch (official), Jonathan Miller (official), Daniel Ingratta (official); Golf – James Johnson, Denis Foster (official); Women’s Hockey – Charlia Warner, Keisha Jordan, Camille Pounder, Cher King, Cherise Moore, Dionne Clarke, Katrina Downes, Patrina Brathwaite, Takirsha Cambridge, Venessa Chewitt, D’Jamila Edwards, Sheena Nicholls, Shontelle Sergeant, Shanice Small, Sancita Wilson, Joanna Davis, Coriette Kellman (official), Allison Haynes (official), Peter Chase (official); Men’s Hockey – Aaron Forde, Akeem Rudder, Andre Boyce, Che Warner, Dwayne Atherley, Jemar Small, Justin Catlin, Keenan Knight, Laurando Davis, Neil Franklin, Chetwyn Henry, Kris Holder, Rohan Thomas, Shonkeel Wharton, Jabari Walcott, Antonio Forte (official), Dominic Hill (official), Tyrone Walkes (official); Judo – Onoh-Obasi Okey, Nathan Weithers, Kyle Maxwell, Ian Weithers (official); Rugby – Anthony Bayne-Charles, Nico Blunt, Jae Bowen, Philip Lucas, Thomas Lucas, Adam Mings, Keyn Murrell, Dario Stoute, Sean Ward, Mikyle Walcott, Tahire Niles, Bryan Cummins, Martin Varga (official), Joe Whipple (official); Sailing – Jason Tindale, Amy Cox, Robert Povey, Edward Cheeseman, Pedro Hinds, Jamie Ward, Penny McIntyre (official); Shooting – Louis Estwick, Ronald Sergeant, Chester Foster, Bernard Chase, Junior Benskin, Curtis Smith (official); Squash – Nadia McCarthy, Karen Meakins, Gavin Cumberbatch, Rhett Cumberbatch, Kaitlin Jordan, Douglas Archer (official); Swimming – Albert Selby, Zabrina Holder, Lani Cabrera, Antonio Petrolanda (official); Tennis – Darian King, Haydn Lewis, Kevin Yarde (official); Triathlon – Jason Wilson, Peter Gibbs (official); Table tennis – Sherrice Felix, Angela Reid, Julia Morris (official); Beach volleyball – Darin Gill, Kyle Brown, Paul White (official).