Leeward Islands Basketball Association Resurrected & new Executive Committee Elected2014-12-07 09:09:13 MST
In a meeting held on December 7th 2014 in Montserrat, a new constitution was adopted to govern basketball in the Leeward Islands and an Executive was elected to administer the development of the game in the sub-region. The Leeward Islands Basketball Association was first established in the early 80’s and administered basketball in the sub region until the early 2000’s when the Association became dormant and virtually non-existent. The election of the executive is seen as a resurrection of the LIBA and by extension the re-establishment of the highly successful LIBA Tournaments of the 80’s , 90’s up to 2001.
The newly elected members of this new LIBA Executive are as follows:
Mr. Daryll Matthew (Antigua): President
Mr. Gilmore Williams (Montserrat): Secretary-General
Mr. Kenroy Tobias (St. Kitts): Vice President
Ms. Schakima Wanda Parri (Nevis): Treasurer
Mr. Rudy Webster (Anguilla): Public Relations Officer
To be held by Barbuda representative: Assistant Secretary / Treasurer
The executive took a major decision regarding upcoming activities . The LIBA decided that the annual LIBA Championships will be a National Team Championship competition in both Juniors and Seniors with the different age categories playing in alternating years (2014 – Seniors, 2015 – Juniors etc.)
The islands of Antigua, Anguilla, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat and Tortola were represented at the meeting.
The resurrection of the Leeward Island Basketball Association through the election of this new executive is much welcomed and long overdue, the absence of a sub regional administrative and competitive structure has hampered the development of basketball in the sub region.