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HLSCC installs all-weather multi-purpose game court @ Paraquita Bay campus

- Opening ceremony slated for Thursday, January 26, 2023
The 50' x 105' all-weather game court, made possible through a grant from Unite BVI, will facilitate basketball/netball, volleyball, tennis, and futsal. Photo: VINO
The H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) is boasting a new all-weather multi-purpose game court at its campus in Paraquita Bay, Tortola. Photo: HLSCC
The H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) is boasting a new all-weather multi-purpose game court at its campus in Paraquita Bay, Tortola. Photo: HLSCC
An opening ceremony for the 'all-weather' facility will be held at the Paraquita Bay campus at 3:00 pm on Thursday, January 26, 2023.
An opening ceremony for the 'all-weather' facility will be held at the Paraquita Bay campus at 3:00 pm on Thursday, January 26, 2023.
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- The H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) is boasting a new all-weather multi-purpose game court at its campus in Paraquita Bay, Tortola.

The 50' x 105' court, made possible through a grant from Unite BVI, was installed late last year.

It will facilitate basketball/netball, volleyball, tennis, and futsal.

According to the College, in a Facebook post, the court, which only took the HLSCC Facilities Department four days to set-up, comes with a 16-year warranty and UV protection.

Purpose of the court

“Starting in Spring 2023, the game court will be utilised by HLSCC students for intramural sports. In the summer of 2023, the College will explore leasing out the court to sporting associations and community groups. Students participating in the College's summer Camp will also make use of the game court,” HLSCC informed.

HLSCC’s Student Life Officer Mr Patrick Smith shared that the project was a collaborative effort across the board. He recognised Director of Student Life Ms Debra Hodge, Administration for the greenlight, Yanique Smith, HLSCC departments such as Fiscal and Facilities and non-profit organisation UNITE BVI for the funding.

He said, “Student Life is all about providing a positive outlet for our students. When I transferred from the Department of Information Technology to the Office of Student Life, my first priority was to bring back life to the campus and my first mandate was to get our own facility for our students.”

Meanwhile, an opening ceremony for the facility will be held at 3:00 pm on Thursday, January 26, 2023.

A brief demonstration game is to follow.

13 Responses to “HLSCC installs all-weather multi-purpose game court @ Paraquita Bay campus”

  • ccc (25/01/2023, 11:26) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is a good move
  • ? (25/01/2023, 13:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    A standard regulation basketball court is 50x94, curious why they made it longer.
  • Baller (25/01/2023, 14:22) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Cover it like the one in VG and it’s good to go ???? ????
  • brian hodge (25/01/2023, 15:45) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    is brilliant news for the Stingrays - just wonder if the location , seemingly in the middle of a green space, couldnt have been thought out a bit better ?
    • To Brian Hodge (26/01/2023, 14:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      It’s smack dab in the middle of the field. I wondered the same thing. Maybe there is a bigger plan for the area…we would hope..
  • Unvaxx 4eva (25/01/2023, 16:35) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where are the bleachers. Need those beautiful college girls comfortable watching me kick some a$$$$$
  • way to go (25/01/2023, 18:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    That's the right move. Good job
  • Hamilton (25/01/2023, 20:29) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    There's a lit of space behind the college buildings why disfigure such a nice area with this spectacle?
  • Nice (26/01/2023, 03:50) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mehson, Trix you is the man. Mo ing from IT was the best thing the college ever do. You with Ms Debbie. Atuh mash up the place. Good job.
  • surrounding fence.. (26/01/2023, 15:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    hope there are plans for fence - no use for tennis if not


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