Ephraim Penn will remain head of the British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee following his re-election ©Panam Sports

Ephraim Penn has been re-elected for a fourth term as President of the British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee (BVIOC).

Penn saw off challenger Cleave Farrington following a vote at the BVIOC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Executive Board elections.

Ralston Henry, known as "grandfather", has been elected as second vice president, while Gloria Fahie has also been added to the Executive Board.

The other Board members include first vice president Sabinah Clement, secretary general Lloyd Black and treasurer Mark Chapman.

Ashley Kelly has been confirmed as chair of the BVIOC Athletes’ Commission.

The Executive Board is set to remain in place for the next three years with the term due to end after the Paris 2024 Olympics.

The BVIOC said Penn was "looking forward to strengthening and solidifying the sports development pathways" for National Federations and their members and "promoting the Olympic values communitywide".

"Thank you to all the National Federations for attending the AGM and participating in the election and to the election committee for their professional and excellent service," said Penn.

"On behalf of the newly elected Executive, I thank you for your support and acknowledge the trust placed in us to continue the work of the BVIOC to support athletes on the road to major games and to facilitate sports development through grants and opportunities offered by the IOC [International Olympic Committee], Olympic Solidarity and PanAm Sports.

"We also will continue to promote and help secure the community based long term athlete development programme, which is already being rolled out in our schools through the physical literacy programme."

Penn also hailed the work of Neville Smith and Roy Barry, who have departed after holding the respective roles of first and second vice president.

"Grandfather and Gloria, through their professional careers and history with sports, bring a new dimension to the table and we look forward to a productive team for the upcoming quadrennial," said Penn.

"I also take this opportunity to thank out-going vice presidents Honourary Smith and Roy Barry.

"The BVIOC has benefited immensely from their services and commitment in their roles over many years as part of the Executive Board.

"They have also been key persons in sports development in the community through their affiliations with softball, basketball and volleyball to name a few and we know that we will have their support in delivering our mission to the wider community."

Penn is President of the Virgin Islands Commonwealth Games Association and was elected to the position of Commonwealth Games Federation Sports Committee Caribbean Representative in 2019.