Thirty-three to receive National Sports Award

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share 2012 Sportswoman of the Year Luan Gabriel with her mother Cyrilla Hilton at last year’s sports award.A number of individuals and organizations that have excelled in sports in 2012 will be awarded at the 7th annual National Sports Award carded for Wednesday, 1st May. The event which is hosted by the Sports Division in the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports will be held under the patronage of the President of Dominica Eluid Williams & Mrs. Williams at the Fort Young Hotel from 7:00 pm.The Award was implemented 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.At Wednesday’s ceremony, which will be held under the theme, “Honoring efforts…….Urging greater performances,” thirty-three (33) awards will be presented to sports personalities and organizations.The main feature of this awards ceremony will be the declaration of the Sportsman and Woman of the Year for 2012.Sports coordinator Trevor Shillingford and Minister for Culture, Youth and Sports, Justina Charles are expected to address the ceremony.Rachel Jno Baptiste, QTS Winner, Kenton Thomas and the Fanatic Band are expected to provide entertainment at the ceremony.Last year’s Sportswoman of the Year was awarded to Luan Gabriel of Bioche who captured a gold medal at the CARIFTA games in Bermuda in April 2012, while Lennon Bannis was named Sportsman of the Year.Dominica Vibes News Tweetcenter_img 56 Views   no discussions Share LocalNewsSports Thirty-three to receive National Sports Award by: – April 30, 2013last_img read more

Reds’ Goromaru undergoes shoulder surgery

first_img“There’s not much pain yet at this moment and I slept well last night,” Goromaru wrote on his Twitter account Friday, the day after the procedure. “I’ll rest my body for a while and work hard to return fit as soon as I can.”Goromaru has also been ruled out of Japan’s three test matches in June, an away encounter with Canada and two home matches against Scotland. KEYWORDS Ayumu Goromaru, Queensland Reds GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img CANBERRA – Queensland Reds fullback Ayumu Goromaru has undergone surgery on his right shoulder in Brisbane, Australia, a club source said Friday.Goromaru suffered a separation of the AC joint that connects the collarbone with his right shoulder when attempting to prevent a try during the Reds’ 35-25 win over the Sunwolves on Saturday. He has likely played his last Super Rugby game of his season since he is expected to miss three months following the operation on Thursday. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

2019 FIBA World Cup: Nwora Reacts As D’Tigers Qualify As First In Africa (AUDIO)

first_imgD’Tigers have qualified as the number one team in Group F and also Africa despite their last game’s defeat to Senegal by 63 to 84 points.Nigeria’s point guard, Ikenna Iroegbu scored 23 points, 6 assists and 6 rebounds to finish the qualification series on a high while Captain, Ike Diogu had 10 points, 6 dribbles and 7 rebounds on the night.Despite the superior statistics against the Senegalese, (11-7 steals, 20-16 assists and more 21.4 points from turnovers as against 12.5 points made by their opponents), Nigeria lost the encounter due to inaccurate shooting.Irrespective of the defeat which was Nigeria’s second during the last window, the team still finished top in group F as well as in Africa.In his post-match reaction, Nwora said the team would have loved to finish the qualifiers on a high with a win, but it did not go as expected.“I know for sure that it’s not what we expected. We came here to remain undefeated but as God will have it,  we did not achieve that goal but we still finished top because of the previous window. We just had problems scoring and we also did not defend well, but I am proud of the guys.”With the absence of some key members of the team coupled with the limited time frame for preparation, Nwora reckoned that it was likely to be a tough journey.“Our scorers were unable to make it. We just had to get the guys that were available late and they gave their best.He congratulated the team for a job well done describing it as mission accomplished after emerging as the winner of the African series.“I am proud that we are still number 1 in Africa and also in our group.”With Nigeria and Senegal tied on 22 points, Nigeria nicked the top spot with superior points difference against their arch rival.Although Senegal defeated Nigeria by 21pts on Sunday, Nigeria got the job done in Lagos when they inflicted a 28 point defeat on them. In Group E, Tunisia is first with 22 pts ahead of Angola with 21ptsNigeria will be berthing in China as the winner of the FIBA World Cup African qualifiers zone with a superior points difference of +268 as against Tunisia had +264 in Group E.Related2019 FIBA WC: D’Tigers On The Brink After 81-94 Loss To ArgentinaSeptember 2, 2019In “BasketBall”FIBA WCQ: D’Tigers Reaffirm Dominance Against CARFebruary 25, 2019In “BasketBall”2019 FIBA World Cup: Real Reason I Picked My Son Jordan – D’Tigers Coach Alex Nwora (AUDIO)August 28, 2019In “BasketBall”last_img read more