ASMC Participants along with - (Front Left to Right): Course Director Mr. Sean Samuel, NOC Secretary General Mr. Cliff Williams, NOC 1st Vice President Mr. Wilbur Harrigan, NOC Member Ms. Kelesha Antoine.

The second edition of the Advanced Sports Management Course concluded on Wednesday 11th May, 2016 during an Awards Ceremony at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium. Nineteen (19) successful students received their diploma in Management of Olympic Sport Organizations, after eleven months of study, which covered six areas of management;

  • Organising an Olympic Sport Organisation
  • Managing Strategically
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Managing Finance
  • Managing Marketing
  • Organising a Major Sport Event

Course Director, Mr. Sean Samuel

The programme, facilitated by Course Director; Mr. Sean Samuel, was offered to Executive Members of National Federations, the Ministry of Sports, and Stakeholder groups. Candidates who possess sound academic backgrounds, and who have a burning desire to contribute towards the enrichment and enlightenment of our national sports programme were selected.

The Course was a unique opportunity for participants to expand their managerial skills and core competencies while gaining a recognised professional certification in the international sporting community and beyond.

By developing and presenting case studies, sharing experiences, and studying the material presented in the text, course participants learnt how to implement change and ultimately manage their organisations more effectively.

The list of graduates is as follows:

Annetta Alexander – NOC Women in Sports Committee

Joseph Apparicio – Media

Larissa Barnes – Antigua and Barbuda Triathlon Association

Charles Bellot – Antigua and Barbuda Table Tennis Association

Jules Bowen – Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association

Stephen Butters - Antigua and Barbuda Boxing Association

Tamara Charles – NOC Women in Sports Committee

Edith Clashing - Antigua and Barbuda Swimming Federation

Alisha Francis - Antigua and Barbuda Olympic Association

Carol-Jean George - Antigua and Barbuda Netball Association

Dianne Hillhouse - Antigua and Barbuda Tennis Association

Rosemarie Joseph - Antigua and Barbuda Volleyball Association

Arlene Josiah – Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association

Nadia Lee - Antigua and Barbuda Volleyball Association

Roland Morgan - Antigua and Barbuda Cycling Federation

Karen Pennyfeather – Antigua and Barbuda Tennis Association

Sika Roberts - Antigua and Barbuda Netball Association

Jo-Ann Small – Antigua and Barbuda Triathlon Association

Gwendolyn Salmon - Antigua and Barbuda Football Association

During his remarks, NOC Secretary General Cliff Williams informed the graduates of an opportunity to further their knowledge by participating in the MEMOS (Executive Masters in Sport Organisations Management) Course.

MEMOS is a yearlong University level education programme, offered in three versions; English, French and Spanish. It reaches participants in all of the five continents, which aims to improve the professionalism of paid staff and volunteers who manage and organise sports worldwide. The first and last modules take place in Lausanne, while the second and the third are organised in different cities. Participation in all the modules is mandatory.

The third edition of the Advanced Sports Management Course is scheduled to take place in September 2017. For further information, please contact the NOC Secretariat via telephone (268) 462-3476 / 460-5960, email: aboa@apuainet.ag or Facebook: www.facebook.om/ABNOC.

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