Sunday, January 31, 2010

Cave Hill Campus co-hosting conference in Memory of Sir Frank Worrell

The year 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of Frank Worrell becoming the first Black captain of the West Indies cricket team in a complete test series, and of the famous "Tied Test" with Australia, in his first test as Captain.

In honour of this anniversary and in memory of Sir Frankl, the Third International Conference on Sport, Race, and Ethnicity will be held at The University of the West Indies Cave Hill, from July 15 to 18, 2010.

The conference will be co-hosted by the Academy of International Sport at George Mason University, Virginia, USA, and the CLR James Centre at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill.

Frank Worrell Everton Weekes and Clyde Walcott -The 3W's
Frank Worrell Everton Weekes and Clyde Walcott -The 3W's

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The conference, under the theme "Beyond Boundaries - Race and Ethnicity in Modern Sports", is being held in Barbados, the birthplace of Sir Frank and many other great West Indian cricketers. These include Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Conrad Hunte, the late Malcolm Marshall, Joel Garner, Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes.

In recognition of all these events, the UWI will hold two special panels:

-1. The Legacy of Sir Frank Worrell

-1. Assessing Africa¹s First World Cup
The UWI has also chosen a number of relevant conference themes including, but not limited to the following: Sport, social inclusion and reconciliation, Race, Ethnicity and Migration, Race, Ethnicity and Performance, Coaching and the management of sport, Sports Tourism, Key Moments in sports history related to race and ethnicity and Sports and Cultural Expression.

Presenters, who submitted papers to be part of the conference, will be informed of their acceptance no later than February 28, 2010. However, presenters who wish to have their papers considered for the collection published by Fitness Information Technology Press in the United States of America should submit these in full, by June 30, 2010. Editors are John Nauright, Alan Cobley, and David Wiggins.

The UWI has also noted that 2010 is a significant year, as it is also the 200th anniversary of African-American Tom Molineaux¹s title fight against White Englishman, Tom Cribb; as well as the 50th anniversary of Abebe Bikila¹s win, in the Marathon at the Rome Olympics - the first Olympic Gold Medal won by a Black African athlete. In addition, a young Cassius Clay (Muhammed Ali) won a Gold Medal in boxing at the Rome Olympics, while Wilma Rudolph became the first African American to win three gold medals in athletics in a single Olympics and apartheid South Africa competed for the last time. Moreover, 2010 marks two sporting events unimaginable in 1960, a tour of the West Indies by the South African national cricket team, and the holding of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

For Release Upon Receipt - January 28, 2010, Cave Hill. Contact * Office of Public Information * Tel.: (246) 417-4076 * Email: The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, Tel: (246) 417-4000, Fax: (246) 425-1327

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