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Football Steals The Spotlight at the 2015 National Sports Awards

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Trevor Shillingford, Sports Coordinator

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The Honorable Minister for Youth, Sports, Culture and Constituency Empowerment, Mrs Justina Charles

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Dignitaries present

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Honorable Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister presenting Mr Randolph Peltier, Sportsman of the Year with his award

It was a night of class and great honour for the sports man and women when the Sports Division in the Ministry of Youth, Sports, Culture and Constituency Empowerment hosted the 9th Annual National Sports Awards at the Fort Young Hotel on Wednesday May 6, 2015.

The function was held under the patronage of His Excellency the President of Dominica, Mr. Charles A. Savarin & Mrs. Savarin. Also in attendance was Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Hon. Justina Charles – Minister responsible for Sports and other members of Parliament, state officials, members of sporting fraternity and other invited guests.

The event’s theme was “Strengthening Society through Sporting Achievements” and Sports Coordinator, Trevor Shillingford congratulated those who were nominated and said the evening was about rewarding them in a tangible way. He reminded guests of the various achievements which were realized in 2014 including:

* Dominica winning the Windward Islands Cricket Senior Tournament

* Dominica winning two (2) gold medals at the Carifta Games in Martinique Shanee Angol – Javelin and Chelsea Linton – Heptathlon, setting new games records

* At the PANAM Festival in Mexico, there were gold medals for Yordanys Garcia in Men’s Triple Jump and David Registe in Men’s Long Jump

* At the Windward Islands Schools Games, Dominica took 2nd places in Boys Basketball, Girls Volleyball and Track and Field.

* There were 2nd places for Men and Women Senior teams in OECS Volleyball.

Mr. Shillingford, however, pointed out that the planning of the event usually exposed several issues, especially the administration challenges, existing within the various sporting bodies which operated in Dominica.

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Secondary Schools U-15 Basketball Festival Starts Today

The Sports Division’s Secondary Schools U-15 Basketball Festival for both boys and girls will take place at the Dominica Grammar School on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th May from 2:30 pmdaily.

This annual event targets the younger basketballers at the Secondary Schools who may have not had the chance to represent their schools in the recently concluded U-20 Basketball championships.

Eight (8) male and four (4) female teams are expected to participate in this year’s tournament.  The St. Mary’s Academy was last year’s male champion team whilst the girls of the Portsmouth Secondary School won last year’s female competition.

This U-15 Basketball Festival is actually the last championship for the Secondary Schools on the Sports Division’s Calendar of Activities for the 2014/15 academic year.

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ITSS to Defend their U15 title

Isaiah Thomas Secondary School - 2014 Secondary Schools U15 Cricket Champions

Isaiah Thomas Secondary School – 2014 Secondary Schools U15 Cricket Champion

The 2015 Secondary Schools U15 Championship is currently in its final round. Two (2) semi-final matches were played on the 7th and 8th of May, 2015 at the Dublanc playing field.

 

On May 7 the St Mary’s Academy gained 1st Innings points against the North East Comprehensive School. The North East Comprehensive School won the toss and elected to bat scoring 99 runs in 45.3 overs; Nadieu Mayers 23 and Cameron James 18. Bowling for the St Mary’s Academy: Brice Jno Lewis 4/17, Anakym Morreau 2/32, Claudio Stanford 2/8.

 

The St Mary’s Academy replied with 120 runs in 34 overs; Anakym Morreau 34, Claudio Stanford 13. Bowling for the North East Comprehensive School: Nester James 4/17, Dequan Gilkes 3/34

In the 2nd semifinal, defending Champions – Isaiah Thomas Secondary School defeated the Pierre Charles Secondary School by 10 wickets.

The finals of the 2015 U15 Cricket Championship will feature the defending Champions Isaiah Thomas Secondary School and the St Mary’s Academy at the Botanic Gardens on Wednesday 13 May from 10.00am.

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9th Annual National Sports Awards is on Tomorrow

gold-trophy-on-whiteThe Sports Division in the Ministry of Youth, Sports, Culture and Constituency Empowerment will on Wednesday May 6, 2015 host the 9th Annual National Sports Awards. The function will be held under the patronage of His Excellency the President of Dominica, Mr. Charles A. Savarin & Mrs. Savarin.

The event, which has as its theme this year, “Strengthening Society through Sporting Achievements” will commence at 7:00 pm at the Fort Young Hotel in Roseau.

Some thirty-nine (39) awards will be presented to sports personalities and sports organizations that have excelled in 2014. The main feature of this awards ceremony will be the declaration of the Sportsman and Woman of the Year for 2014.

Some of the contenders for the Sportsman of the Year are Yordany’s Garcia (athletics), Thomas Felix (basketball), Tyron Theophile (cricket), David Toussaint (volleyball) and Randolph Peltier (football).  Contenders for the Sportswoman of the Year include Thea Lafond (athletics), Rosilia Registe (basketball & cricket), Kasika Samuel (football) and Valerian Spicer (boxing).

Addresses will come from Sports Coordinator Mr. Trevor Shillingford and the    Hon. Justina Charles, Minister for Youth, Sports, Culture and Constituency Empowerment and entertainment will come from Kassim Birmingham, Sheldon Alfred and the Fanatic Band.

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports says thank you to its partners – LIME, PDV Caribe, Fort Young Hotel, Vibes Radio, Kairi Fm, DBS Radio and Springfield Trading Ltd for their support of the event.

The objectives of the National Sports Awards are to raise the profile of sports in Dominica, elevate standards in performance and bring into focus the importance of strong, well-structured organizations and good governance in sport.

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CBSS and NECS defends their title at the 2nd Annual Secondary Schools U-15 Beach Volleyball Festival

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Castle Bruce Secondary School – 2015 Girls U15 Beach Volleyball Champion

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North East Comprehensive School – 2015 Boys U15 Beach Volleyball Champion

The Sports Division staged the 2nd Annual Secondary Schools U-15 Beach Volleyball Festival at the Mero Beach on  Thursday, April 30th 2015.

The Sports Coordinator – Mr. Trevor Shillingford and Member of Parliament for the St Joseph Constituency – Hon. Kelver Darroux delivered brief remarks to the players.

In the girls category Wesley High School(1) lost to the Castle Bruce Secondary(1) 0-2 with set results: 11-15, 7-15, while in the second semi finals in the Girls category Isaiah Thomas Secondary(1) won over the Portsmouth Secondary(1) 2-0 with set results: 15-1, 15-6.

The Castle Bruce Secondary School was able to defend their Championship title by defeating the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School 2-0 with set results: 15-9, 15-13

In the Boys category the North East Comprehensive(2) was knocked out by the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School 0-2 with set results 12-15, 6-15 while the North East Comprehensive(1) won over the Castle Bruce Secondary(1) 2-1 with set results 15-12, 14-16, 10-4.

In the finals the North East Comprehensive School was also able to defend their Championship title by defeating the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School 2-0 with set results 15-13, 15-8

The Castle Bruce Secondary School are the 2015 U15 Beach Volleyball Champion in the Girls’ Division while the North East Comprehensive School are the Champions in the Boys’ division.

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