Mr Shirmon Caines, an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Level 1 Coach has been awarded the 2015 Olympic Solidarity Coaching Scholarship by the St Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee. The coaching course in Track and Field will be pursued at the Semmelweis University, Institute of Coaching and Sport Education in Budapest, Hungary, at a cost of approximately U.S $8,000.00.
The three (3) month course runs from March 16th to June 5th, 2015, and will cover various topics such as Sport Physiology, Sport Pedagogy, Sport Psychology and Conditioning among others.
Mr Caines is attached to the Nevis Island Administration’s Education Department as the Physical Education Teacher at the Charlestown Secondary School. He departed the Federation on Wednesday 18th March, 2015. While in Hungary he will pursue a Coaching Diploma from the Semmelweis institute which is recognized by the International Olympic Committee and the IAAF.
Since 1997 the St Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee (SKNOC) has facilitated the attendance of nineteen (19) coaches at this institution. The 2014 recipient was Mr Everton Cannonier a football coach.