District youth festival
The 3rd Annual District Sports Festival which is organized by the Sports Division in the Ministry of Culture, youth and Sports will commence on Saturday May 26th, 2012.
The eight festivals which are to take place in the eight districts of Dominica, is an annual event which sees villages within their respective districts competing in cricket, basketball, Football, Netball, Volleyball, Rounders and Track and Field.
Sports officer Mr. Godwin Dorsette says, it is very important that all schools participate in the event, as physical activity is vital for the students.
Mr. Dorsette says the festival was seen as a strategy by the Sports Division, to develop sporting structures at the village level, and the Division is please to report a level of success in that regard.
A number of village and sports district committees, have been formed in recent times, and the process at ensuring that others are formed are ongoing.
The first festival for 2012 will be held, in the North East District at Marigot on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27.
The court events will be held on May 26th, at the Wills Strathmore Steven Primary hard court, while the field events will be held on Sunday 27th at the Layou Park.
Following the staging of the eight festivals, the top village from each district will compete in the final on November 18, 2012 to determine the top sporting village for 2012.
Mr. Dorsette also pointed out that, the increase of women playing football is a positive sign which needs to continue.
The top community will be awarded at the 2013 National Sports Awards, carded for May 1, 2013.
Goodwill received the top award for 2011.