President of the St.Kitts-Nevis Archery Association, Dane Sandiford, teamed up with Association rep, Pam Barry, last week, to report on the Association’s recent participation, in a tournament held in Barbados.
The tournament was held from the 25th to 28th March and attracted teams from six countries: Host Barbados; St.Kitts-Nevis; Guadeloupe; Martinique; BVI and Trinidad and Tobago.
There were approximately 53 participants and some 17 officials at the tournament.
Pam Barry described the event as ‘different but incredible.’
The members of the team were:
Dane Sandiford- Masters and field events
Pam Barry-Masters and field events
Catherine Joseph-all events
Edmund Blackett-all events
Sandiford won two bronze medals and two plaques, while Pam Barry won two bronze medals and one plaque.
According to Sandiford, Joseph performed much better than was the case in her last outing, despite having some problems with her equipment and Blackett also performed really well, although he did not win a medal.
Barbados won the Caribbean cup this time around.
Sandiford had high praise for the contributions of the Nevis Island Administration and more specifically for the Youth and Sports Department, in making the trip to Barbados possible.
He used the opportunity to urge interested persons to become members of the Association, even if they are not interested in competitions.
He described the sport as ‘fun.’
Pam Barry pointed to two big goals for the Association:
- For St.Kitts-Nevis to host the Caribbean cup in three or four years
- For St.Kitts to develop an active Archery Association.