In “On the Sideline”, Dalton discusses the recent passing of legendary Jamaican footballer, Luton Shelton who is Jamaica’s leading scorer for the Jamaican national football team, the Reggae Boyz with 35 goals.
In the “Play of the Day”, “Sport for Development in the Caribbean: The Way Forward” is the focus.
Guest: Ryan O. Brathwaite
Ryan is the Regional Development Manager – Caribbean and Americas, Commonwealth Games Federation. He plays a key role in providing operational and strategic support across all areas of the development programme. Ryan has held a number of positions at Commonwealth Games Barbados, including Senior Operations Officer. He is a graduate of the Russian International Olympic University in Sochi as well as the University of the West Indies.
In this episode, Ryan discusses Sport for Development in the Caribbean: The Way Forward. He speaks about the benefits of sport in society in relation to health and wellness, education and development overall. He shares how sport being used as a development tool can reduce Noncommunicable diseases.
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Ryan also shared his views on the low percentage of Barbadian athletes that transition from the junior level to professional levels. The key factors to building a lucrative sport industry regionally especially in the context of the pandemic.
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The “Podcast Pick” for this week’s episode is “Beyond a Boundary” by C.L.R James.
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