WIPA in the Community (WIC) is a cricket development programme in the South West Peninsula of the island of Trinidad, and is sponsored by Atlantic as one of their sustainability through Sports programmes. Currently the programme involves 24 schools (both primary and secondary) and 2256 students from La Brea, Point Fortin, all the way to Icacos.
WIC places focus on core values and life skills that are taught throughout the program. These include values such as honesty, discipline, teamwork etc. The coaches further expand on the core values and life skills whenever there is rain and they are unable to have a session. WIC has also launched an anti-bullying initiative and has distributed dvd’s to all schools on bullying and bullying prevention
The program continues to grow and has evolved into more than just cricket. Despite being an introductory program the WIC has enjoyed some successes along the way. Thus far the WIC has had one player; Miss Patrina Walcott go on to represent the Trinindad and Tobago nationala team. WIC has also had Ronnie Goddard and Amit Gopaul on National Trials.
The program has also enjoyed team successes with Cedros Secondary Girls’ Cricket Team winning the National Girl’s Cricket Competition for three years in a row. We also had Point Fortin ASJA Primary School Girl’s Cricket team winning the National Girl’s Primary Schools Cricket Competition. WIC staff continues to work to improve the program and expects even more success in the years to come.