(BOSVG) National Netball Tournament received a two-year
scholarship valued at EC$4,000.00 each from the BOSVG through the
SVG Netball Association.
The candidates emerged as the successful awardees after the
deadline of 31 st July 2023, which saw eight applications being
submitted. Phiunza La Borde of Netters Netball Team and Angelle
Jackson of Blaze Strikers became the recipients of this historic and
inaugural scholarship program.
Both young ladies will pursue studies at the SVG Community College
in the associate degree program in Business Studies and General
Upon receiving her scholarship award, Angella, expressed her
gratitude to both BOSVG and the SVG Netball Association for giving
her this great opportunity and assured both entities that she will
indeed make them proud.
While Phiunza was not present at the handover, her mother Mellisa
Williams-Laborde thanked Almighty God for opening this door of
opportunity to her daughter and gave the assurance that this
scholarship will be put to good use to ensure that her daughter
achieves her goals at SVGCC.
President of the SVG Netball Association said that she is pleased that
the Association was able to put the mechanisms in place to ensure
that this year two young netballers are given the opportunity to
continue their development, not just in netball but academically.
She further stated that there must be a balance between sports and
academics and the inclusion of this scholarship program in the
BOSVG’s sponsorship is a demonstration of their commitment to the
holistic development of the nation’s youth.
BOSVG’s Consumer Relations and Marketing Manager,
Patricia John said “BOSVG takes delight in this first
disbursement in our Netball scholarship which is awarded
to the top female performer who qualifies for college. This
year we disbursed two scholarships of $4000 each to
compensate for the absence of a tournament to find a
viable candidate in 2022.
This partnership goes to the heart
of the values we subscribe to at BOSVG and we take this
opportunity to congratulate Phiunza LaBorde and Angelle
Jackson on this (first time) achievement, and to thank them
for allowing BOSVG to be part of their journey. We wish