Congratulations to the Cave Hill Campus - the UWI Games 2011 Champions!
|This is the major sporting event for the three (3) UWI campuses, which provides one of the few opportunities where students can get together as one university sharing in collective although competitive activity. Each campus is represented by over one hundred athletes clad in their respective campus colours (Mona-Red, Cave Hill-Yellow and St. Augustine-Blue) to compete. The Games are rotated biennially on each campus and involve the following ten (10) sporting disciplines:
- Lawn Tennis
- Table Tennis
- Track & Field
In the mid 1960’s, the Student Intercampus Games began as a student-run event and were an annual fixture from 1968 until 1975 when the Games encountered financial difficulties. However, according to Jai Jebodhsingh, one of the individuals responsible for the continuation of the Games, it was less a question of “if” the Games would continue than “how”.
The University’s administration agreed to take responsibility for the Games and in 1979 a new structure was established – a biennial schedule, 65-member contingents and six core sporting disciplines plus two others (Football, Cricket, Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball, Netball, Track & Field and Table Tennis). Jai Jebodhsingh, Winford Green and Victor Cowan were the driving forces behind it all, until each retired from Cave Hill, Mona and St. Augustine respectively, in the early years of the new millennium. Interestingly, only Green carried the title “Director of Sports”. His counterparts headed Student Services at their respective campuses and became deeply involved in the Games because of their love of sports and their connection with the students.
UWI Games 2009
The most recent Games were held at the St. Augustine Campus in 2009. There, Sport Cave Hill’s contingent had a good showing despite an 80 point second place finish to Champion Team Mona, who garnered 102 points.
The Sport Cave Hill contingent secured the top spot in the following disciplines:
Hockey (Male & Female)
The next UWI Games will be held here at Cave Hill in 2011, where we are looking to take the crown. Get involved now!