14th March 2022 Commonwealth Day
The British High Commission is delighted to support Sport for Life (Barbados), whose programme is endorsed by the Commonwealth Games Birmingham 2022 taking place in July-August this year. For only the second time ever, cricket will be featured at the Games, with Barbados one of the eight teams competing in a Women’s T20 tournament.
Stressing the importance of inclusion in sport and the benefits of fitness and sport to youth, High Commissioner Furssedonn-Wood said, “I am so pleased that this donation to Sport for Life (Barbados) will enable the charity to recommence their regular Saturday training and education days in person, after a long break because of COVID. Now more than ever this type of support to young people is necessary, as we come to terms with the effects of the COVID close down. I know that Sport for Life will now be able to make a significant difference to a group of young people here at the Oval.”
Chair of Sport for Life (Barbados) Brenda Pope said, “We are delighted to be moving forward once again with weekly programmes for young people at Kensington Oval. Without our sponsors and partners such as the High Commission, this would not be possible and I know the community around us is optimistic for the future of our young people”.
Membership of the Commonwealth is an important link for the UK and Barbados, and remains so following the country’s transition to Republic status.