The official opening of the LIME 2010 National Basketball League is carded for this Saturday May 1st, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. at the Lindo Park Hard Courts.
As part of the opening celebrations, the Dominica Amateur Basketball Association (DABA) has decided to recognize some of the stalwarts of the basketball community who in some way or another have made a difference in the sport. To that effect, this year we are honouring the 1981 National Basketball Team, who was the First National team to represent Dominica at the Caricom Championships that was held in Guyana that year.
In addition, Hon. Julius Timothy, Parliamentary Representative of Goodwil and Hon. Justina Charles, Minister of Education, Sports & Culture will be in attendance and be delivering addresses to the teams along with league sponsor, LIME. The Prime Minister of Dominica, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, has also been invited.
All teams are expected to be present and a Ball-o-rama competition will be staged along with different competitions for the fans and giveaways from LIME.
The players of the 1981 National Basketball Team were:
No. Players Team
1 Bernard Thomas (Kiwi) Cardinals
2 Patrick Pemberton(Pembo) Cardinals
3 Irving Williams (Tosh) Cardinals
4 Mickey Joseph Cardinals
5 Oliver Burton (Neckers) Flames
6 Peter Skerrit (Black) Flames
7 Garry Moore (Snakey) Pros
8 Anicet Moore Pros
9 Julie Francis (Juba) Wizards
10 Julius Cuffy (Bosboy) Wizards
11 Lennox Xavier (Lenny) Harks
12 Randolf Joseph (Baba) Harks
Coach – Wilmoth Leblanc
Observer (young player) – Carlton Bernard
Observer Referree – Michael Casimir
- Dominica Amateur Basketball Association
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