Commonwealth Point of Light 16. Delroy Alexander
Delroy Alexander, representing St Lucia, is the Chairman of the ‘Sacred Sports Foundation,’ which helps disadvantaged young people aged 6-25 through inclusive sports development programmes.
Delroy works in low-income areas to help young people access sport, specifically targeting women and girls, children with additional needs, and youth offenders on probation. Partnering with the ‘St. Lucia Football Association’, Delroy has trained 70 sports coaches in St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada, helping them to mentor local young people and improve their skills and confidence through sports.
The award for Delroy Alexander will be presented by Steve McCready, the Resident British Commissioner in St. Lucia.
“I am honoured to receive this prestigious award, for which I feel humbled and very appreciative. The award recognises volunteering and in my context this is a true testament to the dedication and hard work of the many youth and community leaders, the young men and women, that I have had the privilege of learning from over the past decade. St. Lucia’s youth continue to inspire me and our organisation, the ‘Sacred Sports Foundation’, to work harder and seek more sustainable answers for the challenges they continue to face.”
Steve McCready, Resident British Commissioner in St. Lucia, said:
“Delroy’s recognition as St Lucia’s Commonwealth Point of Light is well deserved. His commitment and passion for youth development through sport has been a positive influence in the lives of many young people in St Lucia.”