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UWI Games 2015 launched at the St. Augustine Campus

For Release Upon Receipt - March 26, 2015

St. Augustine

Torch run across the campus fires up the games in fine style

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago – The UWI Games has returned to the St. Augustine Campus. On March 26, host St. Augustine formally launched the 2015 games with a torch run involving students and staff across the campus. This year’s games are set for May 21 to 29. 

UWI Games is the biennial competition among the St. Augustine, Mona, Cave Hill and Open Campuses. The last time the games were hosted at St. Augustine was 2009, as the games go to a different UWI Campus each time they are held. Approximately 500 athletes from across the Caribbean will take part in 10 sporting disciplines: basketball, football, tennis, swimming, table tennis, track and field, volleyball, cricket, netball and 6-a-side hockey. Competition in all sports will involve both male and female participants except for cricket and netball, which will be male only and female only respectively. Student athletes, representing the various UWI campuses and members of staff came out for the torch run in a showcase of Pelican Pride, joined by Director of UWI SPEC, Major David Benjamin, Deputy Campus Principal, Professor Rhoda Reddock and St. Augustine Campus Mascot, Peli.

All sporting activities will take place at the UWI Sport and Physical Education Centre (SPEC) and on the campus grounds, with the exception of hockey, swimming and track and field which will be held at the Tacarigua Hockey Centre, the Marlins Swimming Pool in Westmoorings, and the National Stadium, Port of Spain respectively.

Among this year’s notable local and regional UWI athletes are:

·         Tisha Belfon: Women’s Football – Ministry of Sports Team Barbados Cup

·         Yannic Ottley (Captain): Men’s Cricket – Trinidad And Tobago National Senior Cricket Team

·         Brian Charles: Men’s Cricket – Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Cricket Team

·         Andrew Vieira: Hockey – Trinidad and Tobago National Hockey Team

·         Lyndell Bayer: Hockey – Trinidad and Tobago National Hockey Team

·         Kelli O’Brien: Hockey – Trinidad and Tobago National Hockey Team

·         Amanda George – Hockey – Trinidad and Tobago National Hockey Team

·         Noelle Smith: Swimming – Guyana National Team

·         Newton Grant: Volleyball – Trinidad and Tobago National Juniors National Under 20 Team

·         Colin Felicien: Volleyball – Trinidad and Tobago National Junior Volleyball Team

·         Darell Williams: Volleyball – Trinidad and Tobago Premier League

·         Kathrine Spicer: Table Tennis – Trinidad and Tobago Commonwealth

·         Yuvraj Dookram: Table Tennis – Trinidad and Tobago Commonwealth

·         Oamari Ferdinand: Table Tennis – National Table Tennis Champion (St. Lucia)

·         Collin Pereira: Track and Field – National Cross Country Team

·         Darlene Lewis: Track and Field – CAC

·         Shaunna Downey: Track and Field – National Disc Thrower, Junior CAC, World Junior

Major David Benjamin used the launch as an opportunity to welcome the wider community to experience all sporting events on the Campus in May and added that he looks forward to hosting the regional athletes at St. Augustine.

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About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. Website:


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