Boxing Association has new executive

The St Lucia Amateur Boxing Association has a new executive to run the affairs of the association for the 2013-2014 term. The new executive was ushered in at the Association’s recent Annual General meeting at the Harbor in Rodney Bay Suite 121.

Back at the helm of the association is David “Shakes” Christopher as President. Christopher returns to the post unchallenged after taking time off to deal with a personal matter.

New to the executive is Julie Bonnet who is the First Vice President responsible for female boxing and officiating (referees and judges etc, etc,).

Brian Mc Donald has been elevated to Second Vice President. He will also double up as PRO of the Association and is responsible for overseeing the development of the Association’s Youth Program.

The new Third Vice President is Pamela Alexander who is responsible for marketing, she will also double up as Assistant Secretary. Robert Joseph comes in as the new Secretary of the association with Lucy Charles Goodman maintaining her position as Treasurer. David Papin comes in as the Organizing Secretary.

The new Executive also made the following appointments. Conrad Fredericks has been appointed Acting Head Coach of the association, with former national boxer Darius Cetoute as his Assistant, with Lyndell Marcellin Junior Head Coach.

The Association also established a fund raising committee and parents committee.

At the AGM, The President’s, Secretary’s and Treasurer’s reports were all presented. The new executive has also put in place a five year strategic plan as mandated by St Lucia’s Ministry of Youth Development and Sports.

The Association intends to work with the Ministry and the Government of St Lucia, to tap into the Nice Program to receive whatever support they can provide. The new executive has also planned several road shows and fund raising events before the end of 2012.

The first is tentatively planned for November 24 at the Vigie Multipurpose Sports Complex. Two major regional boxing tournaments take place in December 2012 in Barbados and French Guyana.

The SLABA’s new executive has clearly defined the Association’s Vision Mission and has come up with a slogan for the association. The Vision: To be the premier sport in St Lucia, positively engaging, inspiring and promoting lifelong skills through boxing.

Mission: The SLABA will build strong and sustainable partnerships with all stakeholders through provision of exciting boxing experiences, ound administrative practices and strategic developmental programs to protect the integrity and future of boxing.

Slogan: Creating champions and better citizens.

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