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Turn passion into a position in Sports Management

For Release Upon Receipt - May 18, 2015

St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago (May 18, 2015) – Sporting event organizers and devoted attendees often wonder how to get more people involved to help these events become successful. The University of the West Indies (UWI) in a partnership with international football governing body, FIFA and the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) aims to bring this issue to the fore.

Exactly how to interest people to volunteer their time and passion to keeping the sport and events going is the subject of a two-part lecture that is open to anyone. The two lectures will take place on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May at the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), Lecture Theatre D at The UWI St. Augustine Campus.

The two highly qualified visiting speakers are men who have literally been around the world training organizational staff how to recruit and manage much needed community volunteers to help make events grand successes. Hearing them, learning from them and accessing their expertise for free is something not to be missed.

Mr. Rodrigo Hermida who is the Volunteers Manager for the Local Organizing Committee, FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 will speak on Management of Volunteers at Sport Events on Monday 25 May 6pm to 8pm. Mr. Saint-Clair Milesi, Director of Communications at Local Organizing Committee FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 will speak on Communications in Sport on Tuesday 26 May, 6pm to 8pm.

Parking for CETL will be at Heart Ease Car Park, less than 5 minutes walking from the main event.

Members of national and community sport organizations will greatly benefit from these two lecturers and are invited to attend. Students preparing for a career in Sports Management will also find wonderful opportunities at these lecturers and all will have multiple networking opportunities.

Please indicate your intent to attend by contacting Mr Stacey Cateau, Sport Management Coordinator via email or call 662 2002 ext: 83724 or 82105.



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:


(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)