This year commemorates the 25th Anniversary of Gulf Insurance Limited’s sponsorship of the Nevis Primary School Championships, also famously known as the “Mini-Olympics”. It is the grandest affair held in Nevis annually when almost everyone in the community come out to enjoy a day of fun and excitement on the tracks, followed by a grand celebration.
Gulf Insurance Limited and our local Agent A.L. Evelyn and Company Limited are indeed proud to have supported this very important sporting event where the future athletes of Nevis came out in their numbers to represent the Nevis Primary Schools: Ivor Walters Primary, Joycelyn Liburd Primary, St. Thomas Primary School, Elizabeth Pemberton Primary, Charlestown Primary, St. James’ Primary, Violet Nicholls Primary and Maude Crosse Preparatory schools in Track and Field.
This year’s meet was held under the distinguished patronage of former Charlestown Primary School athlete and Olympian, Ms. Meritzer Williams.
To mark this auspicious occasion the event began with a grand opening ceremony on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, with all schools marching through the streets. The march started at the waterfront in Charlestown and ended at the E.T Willett Park in Charlestown, Nevis.
Gulf Insurance Limited praised Mr. Lester Blackett who is the Meet’s Director for the major role he has played over the past 25 years, and for his dedication towards making this event successful and of a world class standard.
The Track and Field event scheduled for Wednesday, April 5th, 2017, started on time and with much fervour by all athletes, whose enthusiasm, passion and commitment could be seen throughout the day as they participated in their heats. In the end, the results would reveal one clear winner the ST. Thomas’ Primary copping the title of “INTERPRIMARY CHAMPIONS”.
As per the norm, the Nevisian and Kittitian community came out in their numbers to support their community schools “flags and horns in hand”, showing that track and field events still has much appeal among the young and young at heart.
This year will mark the final time the event is housed at the E.T. Willett Park as construction is well on the way for a new modernised track and field facility in Port Long, featuring the first nine-lane 400m Mondo all-weather surface track in the Caribbean.
We acknowledge all the good work done by the Principals, Teachers, Coaches, Parents, the organisers Mr. Blackett, The Department of Education, The Department of Youth and Sports and all other members of the organising team who have done a great job in making the event a success.