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Minister Herman Longsworth and the Ministry of Sports and the National Sports Council to introduce New Disciplines to Belize Print E-mail
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Thursday, 16 August 2012 00:00

Minister Herman Longsworth just before the opening of the 6th Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting at the White HallThe Hon. Herman Longsworth, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports with direct responsibilities for Youth and Sports, came away from the 6th Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting that was held on Wednesday July 25th, 2012, at the White Hall Banqueting Room in London, England, as a winner. Minister Longsworth, through the Belize Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association, the International Rowing Federation and International Roller Blade Federation, held discussions on the introduction of rowing and roller skating to Belize.

These discussions involved both International Federations promising to send clinicians and equipment to the country for the introduction and development of the two new disciplines.

While in London, Minister Longsworth was briefed by the Director of the National Sports Council Patrick Henry that Florette Blackwood, Senior Director of Sports in the Prime Minister’s office in Jamaica has confirmed that the Jamaican Amateur Swimming Association will be calling shortly to set up a swimming programme for the country. The introduction of the programme was first discussed between Blackwood and Henry back in 2010 with the process now fully coming on stream with support from the Jamaica Amateur Swimming Association.
With these new disciplines to be introduced shortly in the country no doubt the focus will be on individual disciplines and events.