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St. Lucian Boxers for Invitational Card in Guyana this weekend

A contingent of Three Boxers and two officials are scheduled to leave here on Friday afternoon to take part in a boxing card to be held in Guyana on Saturday evening.

The boxers making the trip to Guyana are 75 kg Middleweight Arthur Langelier,69 kg welterweight Ron Bastien and 75kg middleweight  female boxer Melanda ST.Claire who will be making her competitive debut in the ring.

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SLFA to Host a CONCACAF D’ Licensing Coaching Course

The Saint Lucia Football Association will be hosting a CONCACAF D’ Licensing Coaching Course from Thursday 29th May - Sunday 1st June 2014 in Soufriere.

The Course will be conducted by three (3) CONCACAF Instructors namely: Mr. Leonard Lake, Mr. Vinimore Alfredo Blaine and Mr. Jonathan Martinez.

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Victoria College Match Report #4
The visiting Victoria College out of the United Kingdom ended their four-match tour of Saint Lucia with an exciting two-wicket win over Northern Grass Root Cluster at the Beausejour Cricket Ground yesterday.

Batting first, Northern Grass Root Cluster compiled 166 for 9 from their allotment of 40 overs with Kimani Herelle top-scoring with 43, while 12-year-old Lee Mago with 37,captain Dane Edward with 34, and female player Quiana Joseph who made 12, being the only other players to reach double figures. Extras contributed a healthy 31.

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Sammy Signs for Glamorgan
Glamorgan have signed West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy to play in their T20 Blast campaign.

Sammy will join Glamorgan until the start of the Caribbean Premier League in July.

The 30-year-old will play in the first home match of Glamorgan's campaign against unbeaten Sussex on Friday.

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National Lotteries Masters Semi Finals

Central Castries marched into the finals of the National Lotteries Masters T20 competition with a comprehensive 78 run victory over Millet in the first semi final held at the Awen Playing field in Mon Repos on Sunday.

Central Castries won the toss and elected to bat posting 233 all out in 19.1 overs. Sheldon Thorpe led the batting with 56, Greg Wilson made 48, Thomas Elcock 44 and Edley George 21. Bowling for Millet B.Donavon took 3 for 44, M.Giddings 2 for 31, and D. Justin 2 for 43.

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May Junior Golf Medal

On Saturday May 24, the kids turn out to play on a very dry course which tested their mental and physical strength. It five hours in the scorching hot sun to produce results that represented the difficulties the game dishes out.

At the end of the day;

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Victoria College Match Results
The visiting Victoria College out of the United Kingdom registered their first victory on Saint Lucian soil when they defeated a Dennery Under-15 team by 47 runs in a 35-overs-per-side match at the Dennery Cricket Ground over the weekend.

Winning the toss and batting, Victoria College totalled 194 before being dismissed in 29.5 overs with their main contributors being opener, David Bourne with 37 from 52 balls, and Jonny Heward, who top-scored with 57 from 63 balls. The two featured in a second-wicket stand of 112 which ended in the 20th over.

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Castries Cricket Association T20 Competition Semi Finals

On the eve of their 68th year in existence, New Park booked a place in the Finals of the Castries Cricket Association T20 competition with a nail biting 3 run win over archrivals Lancers last Saturday.

Sent in to bat, New Park made heavy weather of good conditions and were dismissed for 112 in 19.4 overs.  Wade Clovis 43 and Keddy Lesporis 18, were the Parkites main contributors with the bat. For Lancers Canice Richardson bagged 3/23 and Kendal Montoute 2/25.

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National Lotteries Veterans Cricket Festival Scores

The Grand finals in the 2014 National Lotteries Veterans Cricket Festival will be contested between the Central Castries Veterans and the Gros Islet Veterans.

The Gros Islet Veterans booked their way into the finals after completing a narrow exciting 14 run victory over Mon Repos Veterans on Sunday at the Wenn Playing Field in Mon Repos.

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Appointment of a New Director of Youth and Sports
The Ministry of Youth Development and Sports has formally announced the appointment of Mr. Jim Xavier as the new Director of Youth and Sports, effective May 1 st, 2014. He succeeds Mr. Victor Reid who had a long tenure in the position.

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National Netballers for Brief Tour of Barbados
In an effort to boost preparations for participation in the upcoming Commonwealth Games, Saint Lucia's National Netball team will undertake a tour of Barbados for a three match practice series.
 
A 20 member delegation including 15 players are expected to make the tour which runs from May 27-31.  Following the tour, the final squad for the Commonwealth Games will be announced.

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1st National Bank 14 & Under Northern Qualifier
On Sunday, May 25th, 2014 the Mindoo Phillip Park will come alive with the Northern qualifier for the 1st National 14 & under Games. The 2013 Juvenile Male and Female Athlete of the year Antonio Maynard and Julien Alfred fresh from the success over in Trinidad will be some of the stars on show.

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BASA Swim Meet is On!
The Saint Lucia Amateur Swimming Association is proud to announce that four (4) swim clubs namely: Lightning Aquatics Swim Club, Sea Jays Swim Club, Sharks Swim Club and Racers Swim Club will be in representation in Barbados at the 23rd Annual Aquatic Centre International Invitational from Friday, May 23rd to Sunday May 25th.

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Big Players Advance to Big 8 Final
Watched by a very enthusiastic and excited crowd the battle between arch rivals Big Players and a very determined Arundell Hill team was settled by one goal late in the second half of play through a well-directed header at the far post from Nikki Joseph in the 73rd minute ensuring Big Players a place in the 2014 Marchand Big 8 final. Arundell Hill squandered several goal scoring opportunities while Big Players had fewer opportunities in the first half. Big Players now await the result of today’s second semi-final between the energetic Marchand Under 21 and Bagatelle who are always spurred on  by their large following of fans.

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Darren Sammy’s Captaincy and the Unfinished Quest for the Return of National Purpose
This past week the West Indies cricket selectors named a new captain of the region’s team for Test Cricket, which despite frequent obituaries remains the soul of the game. But the news was hardly about the new captain; it was more about the one who was fired—Darren Sammy. This was inevitable as Sammy is one of four significant captains in the almost nine decades of West Indies participation in Test Cricket—the others being Frank Worrell, Clive Lloyd and Vivian Richards. Note, I say significant; not best. What they all have had in common is that they assumed the captaincy and presided over the team at critical eras in Caribbean Post- Colonial history—Independence, Black Power and Radical Nationalism and Globalization/Structural Adjustment.

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United States Men Too Much for St. Lucia
An experienced United States squad used a 10-0 block advantage en route to sweeping St. Lucia 25-13, 25-9, 25-9 on Thursday evening to start the Men’s NORCECA World Championship Qualification Third-Round Pool O Tournament being held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Carson Clark produced a match-high 12 points for the U.S. and Reid Priddy totaled 11 points in the victory. St. Lucia’s Joseph Clercent and Julian Bissette notched six points each in the loss.

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West Indies Name 20-Man Squad to Face NZ
 The leading wicket taker in the 2014 first class competition, Kenroy Peters is one of two players from the Windward Islands called up in a squad of 20 players to prepare for the upcoming West Indies versus New Zealand Test series. The other is ace spinner Shane Shillingford.

All rounder Dwayne Bravo is one of five T&T players, alongside newly-elected West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin, Dwayne's half-brother Darren, fast bowler Shannon Gabriel and mystery spinner Sunil Narine.

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WICB/SLNCA Grassroots Cricket Program Recommences this Saturday
The WICB/SLNCA Grassroots Cricket Program recommences this Saturday in 7 Communities. The programme is targeted at boys and girls from ages 11 to 17 with little or no experience in cricket.
The majority of participants in the programme are from the community and not part of existing cricket clubs. The program is under the supervision of SLNCA Coaches in the following communities:
Gros Islet, Central Castries, South Castries, Anse La Raye, Dennery, Mon Repos and Vieux Fort North. The program will be run every Saturday morning from 9 to 12 noon.

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Under 17 Semi Finals - Goals Galore!
The Saint Lucia Football Association’s Semi Final matches of the Inter-District Under-17 Championship took place on Saturday 10th May 2014 at the Mindoo Phillip Park. Of the seventeen (17) teams which participated, four teams played the semifinals which resulted with the following score lines:

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Shamrock Turns 55!
The Shamrock Sports Club will be celebrating 55 Years this May. Celebrations commence on Sunday 18th May at the Catholic Cathedral at 8am, and will be attended by all members; both past and present. The Celebrations continue on Sunday the 25th of May, with a mini nature walk, followed by Movie Night on the 27th.

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