The SKNOC continues to partner with its Member Federations in order to further enhance the development of sports in the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis and particularly in keeping with its 2017-2020 Strategic Plan objective of increasing the number of sports participating in multi-sporting Games that falls under its ambit like the CAC Games, the Pan Am Games, the Commonwealth Games and the Olympic Games.
Mr Nicholas Dupre, a Level 1 sailing coach has been awarded the 2017 Olympic Solidarity Coaching Scholarship by the National Olympic Committee (NOC). The coaching course is pursued at the World Sailing Training (UK) Ltd at a cost of U.S $14,000.00 and will be for a duration of a month and a half.
This international training course will enable Nicholas to further progress the sport of sailing in St Kitts and Nevis upon his return. During the course, he will improve his skills to help athletes and coaches benefit from World Class coaching frameworks in pursuit of further participation and performance development at the regional and international levels.
Mr Dupre will depart the Federation on Saturday 2nd September, 2017 and the SKNOC wishes him well.
Since 1997 the St Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee (SKNOC) has provided similar training opportunities to eighteen (18) coaches in the sports of: Football/Soccer, Volleyball, Netball, Athletics, Basketball and Table Tennis at Semmelweis University, Institute of Coaching and Sport Education in Budapest, Hungary. Mr Dupe is the first at the World Sailing (UK) Ltd. The 2015 scholarship recipient was Mr Shirmon Caines, a Track and Field coach.
In related news, under the tutelage of Table Tennis expert, Mr Ramon Montes from Spain, the Development of a National Sports Structure (DNSS) is in its second week of implementation in St Kitts and Nevis. The SKNOC is very pleased to have partnered with the St Kitts and Nevis Table Tennis Association to undertake this process to the tune of some U.S $30,000.00.