Castries, Saint Lucia: Nowadays, women around the world are showing enormous power in the field of sport. They perform exceptionally well in different sports. In sporting tournaments such as the Olympics, Commonwealth, World Championships in Athletics, Cricket and many more, women have become a force to be reckoned with.
The audience only witnessed a spectacular performance of women as they could only see them on the field and on the sports fields. The women of one of these countries have also become sports stars in different sports activities. Dubbed the perfect honeymoon destination, Saint Lucia has given birth to some amazing athletic women. People all over the world have recognized particular sports by the names of the women of Saint Lucia.
Read here: Extraordinary journey of some extraordinary women in sport:
The first name on the list is Julien Alfred, also known as a sprinting sensation who recently won a silver medal in the women’s 100m final at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Julien had a remarkable season winning the women’s 100m semi-final last week with a time of 10.90. She then smoked the competition in the 2022 NCAA Division 1 Outdoor Championship Finals last weekend in Oregon clocking 11.02 seconds. Alfred was also the first stage runner for the champion 4x100m relay team which clocked 42.42.
The sprint sensation is the third fastest woman in the world this year. Only Jamaican veterans Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson-Herah ran faster.
Youth Development and Sports Minister Kenson Casimir, commenting on the athletics star’s recent successes, said: “I continue to be impressed with Julien Alfred’s maturation on the world stage. I have to congratulate her, her local trainer Cuthbert Modeste and her family for a job well done. I must also thank former Sports Minister Shawn Edward for the initial support provided to him during his tenure. As a nation, we are now reaping the rewards of our good governance. We will continue to support him as much as possible, while elevating all of our emerging athletes. »
The Ministry of Youth and Sports is committed to continuing to support Julien Alfred, as is the case for all athletes in the agency’s Elite and Emerging Athletes Program.
In a similar vein, two little girls are also set to represent Team Saint Lucia at the 10th Commonwealth Karate Championships from September 7-11 in Birmingham, UK. Along with Kara-Lee team coach Emmanuel Theobalds, the junior athletes name is Cianna Dalsan.
The Saint Lucia Ministry of Youth Development and Sports wishes the Saint Lucia team every success at the 10th Commonwealth Karate Championships September 7-11 in Birmingham, UK.
Previously, two women cricketers from Saint Lucia were selected to compete in the inaugural Women’s CPL, which was held in Saint Kitts from August 31 to September 4, 2022.
This tournament saw 3 female teams (Barbados Royals, Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders) compete to win the prestigious 1st place trophy. Prior to this tournament, players had also committed to the 6ixty tournament.
Saint Lucian cricketer named QIANA JOSEPH had played with Barbados Royals, while West Indies A/West Indies Under-19 cricketer; ZAIDA JAMES has been selected for the Guyana Amazon Warriors.
Keep believing in yourself and keep putting God first,” was the message from St. Lucian Qiana Joseph who represented the Barbados Royals.
Quiana has been playing since primary school and is part of the national team and encourages young girls like her to pursue their dreams. Massy Group, together with Massy Stores and Shell Lubricants, is proud to sponsor the Massy Women’s Caribbean Premier League (WCPL)!
While making Saint Lucia proud, another woman named Megan Nestor has represented the country in netball at all levels, Under 16, Under 23, Windward Island and Seniors. Megan won a scholarship and will be pursuing a BSN in nursing at Wayland Baptist University in Texas, where she will play basketball. The authorities wished good luck and all the best and said: “We are very proud of you. Wishing you even more success in the future.
Windward Islands Under-19 player, St Lucian SELENA ROSS returned home on Saturday August 20, after completing a very successful 2-week training camp with the West Indies senior women’s team in Antigua.
15-year-old SELENA ROSS, a pupil of Sir Ira Simmons Secondary, is a left-arm swing player and lower Oder left-handed batter.
SELENA’s cricketing journey began just three years ago through the Northern Cluster Grassroots/Gros Islet Cricket Association. The Northern Cluster Grassroots/Gros Islet Cricket Association remains absolutely committed to your holistic development, Selena.
Saint Lucia has witnessed the exceptional journey of some incredible women who have become one of the best players in the world. They turned out to be an example for everyone, especially for girls who want to play and see their career in sports.