Commonwealth Games Association Saint Lucia on Wednesday announced a 14 member team to participate in the 2018 Commonwealth Games which Opens in the Gold Coast, Australia on April 4 2018.
The contingent comprises Track and Field athletes, Boxers and Swimmers. Spearheading the athletes will be multi sportswoman of the year Levern Spencer and Jeanelle Scheper in the womens high jump events, Nick Joseph, 100 and 4×100 metres, Marvric Pamphille 400 and 4×100 metres, Stephen Charles 100 and 4×100 metres, Michael James 800 metres, Jonathan Celestin 200 and 4×100 metres and current male athlete of the year Albert Reynolds in the Javelin event.
Two swimmers were announced in Katie Kyle and Jean Luc- Zephir, who will be both swimming 50 and 100 metre events, while three boxers have been included in the squad Nathan Ferrari 64kg, Marvin Anthony 75 kg and Lyndell Marcellin 69 kg.
Four officials will be accompanying the team to the Games. Coaches Henry Bailey and Titus Elien for Track and Field, David Peterkin – swimming, and Conrad Fredericks – Boxing.
John Trevor Hunte, Assistant Secretary/ Treasurer of the Commonwealth Games Saint Lucia will serve as chef-de-mission and first vice president Lyndon Cooper is the team manager for the Games
” We are calling on all members of the team to give of their best. Based on what we have seen we have persons who have met the standards that have been set . We believe in the young people we have in the country and we must go out and perform, ” CGA Saint Lucia President Fortuna Belrose told the athletes during a news briefing at the Headquarters of the SLOC Inc Wednesday morning.