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‘They don’t give back’: Cycling Federation boss says former cyclists reluctant to serve on committees

‘They don’t give back’: Cycling Federation boss says former cyclists reluctant to serve on committees

President of the Antigua and Barbuda Cycling Federation, St Clair Williams, said not many past cyclists are willing to serve the sport in a voluntary…

Wednesday, Jul 13

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President of the Antigua and Barbuda Cycling Federation, St Clair Williams, said not many past cyclists are willing to serve the sport in a voluntary capacity By Neto Baptiste

Individuals who have benefited from the sport of cycling over the years are not breaking down the doors of the federation to give back through volunteerism.

This is the view of President of the Antigua and Barbuda Cycling Federation (ABCF), St Clair Williams, who said the body would be hard-pressed to find volunteers willing to sit on a selection panel amidst criticism over the federation’s lack of a selection policy.

“Every single race put on by the Antigua and Barbuda Cycling Federation (ABCF), all the work is being done by the members of the federation. You don’t see people coming and giving a helping hand, but what you have is a lot of persons who would want to start up negative conversations with respect to how the sport is going,” he said.

“We have at least 12 coaches, some of them are level one and level two; we have people who have gone on commissaire courses and a lot of people who are trainers and mechanics here in Antigua, but the question is, are they willing to give back to the sport? That is the question and they are not stepping up to give back to the sport,” he added.

The issue came to the fore after veteran cyclist Sean Weathered questioned his non-selection to the Commonwealth Games team last week, and accused the ABCF […]

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