DABA Seeks Professional Approach to the Development of the Association
The Dominica Basketball Association has marked the year 2012 as a general success at their Annual General Meeting on Thursday May 2nd at the Prevost Cinema
Mr. Mickey Joseph, President of the Dominica Amateur Basketball Association, spoke at the Association’s Annual General Meeting, he urged the committee to be more professional and official in terms of links to the regional and International bodies.
Mr. Joseph said one of the first steps to accomplish this aim is ensuring that an AGM is conducted every year.
The Dominica Amateur Basketball Association constitution was reviewed two years ago to suit the International Bodies requirements.
In a preview of the team’s performance for 2012 Mr. Joseph stated over 24 teams were registered in the league.
The DABA spoke of their plans to attend the next world cup in 2016. Mr. Joseph said plans are not concrete but this is what the Association is working towards.
The Association also intends to organize a talent ID program where certified coaches will be used to commence training the youth.
Mr. Joseph said the Association had a good season in terms of participation and described the basketball season as “smooth flowing”. He highlighted the winners in the different divisions.
Under the new constitution, an executive term has moved from two years to four.
During the AGM Edgar George replaced Gary Benjamin as secretary of the Association.
The DABA executive is as follows:
• Mickey Joseph – President
• Allan Morris – Vice President
• Edgar George – Secretary
• Tito Aaron – Treasurer
• Dustan Peters – PRO
• Michael Peter – Member
• Sawana Fabien – Member
Volunteers to executive
• Anika Procter
• Delize Paul
• Shannon Vidal
The President advised the attendees at the AGM, to sell basketball as product, make it attractive so that people can want to participate.