National footballers receive top sports awards

Top male sportsman receives award from PM Skerrit
Top male sportsman receives award from PM Skerrit

Two national footballers, Kasika Samuel and Randolph Peltier, have been named Dominican sports woman and sports man of the year 2014.

The awards were given at the 9th annual sports awards ceremony held at the Fort Young Hotel on Wednesday evening (May 6)  under the theme “Strengthening Society Through Sporting Achievements.”

Thirty-nine awards were distributed at the ceremony with Kershaski Jno Lewis copping the youth male athlete award and Shanee Angol the female.

Dominica Football Association (DFA) got the award for association of the year while the sponsor of the year award went to the National Bank of Dominica.

Garvin Richards captured the sports reporter of the year award and Julien Seraphine the official of the year award.

Boxing coach, McNeil Jules, received the coach of the year award.

Samuel was absent and unable to receive her award since she has just given birth to a baby, but Peltier, who received his award from Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, said he was very happy to have received the award.

“It will further motivate me as I try to work towards returning Pointe Michel back to the premier division,” he said. “Also, I have a goal to help Dominica win the up coming Windwards Football Tournament in St. Lucia and then win the World Cup qualifier against Canada.”

President of Dominica, Charles Savarin and his wife were in attendance and Sports Minister, Justina Charles, delivered the featured address.

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7 Comments

  1. Mango Juice
    May 7, 2015

    Congratulations to the awardees. Continue the hard work.
    Any more pics DNO?

  2. Doc. Love
    May 7, 2015

    I hope the Prime Minister was embarrassed during the ceremony. His Government has governed the country for fifteen years, besides a dilapidated cricket stadium, what else has his Government done for the your people, in terms of sports, he claims he love so much.

  3. smh
    May 7, 2015

    Dominica dont like to support their own eh. how are you so sure thats what happening. how do you know that some people do not deserve such awards? smh Dominicans

    • Titiwi
      May 8, 2015

      Of course they deserve it but I’m sure they would be even happier with proper training facilities and coaching. Where are our international standard soccer pitch, athletics track, basketball court, swimming pool, boxing gym etc. etc.? All we have is a hardly-used stadium for cricket, which we are struggling to pay for its upkeep.

  4. Hmm
    May 7, 2015

    And where is the award for Tyron Theophile?

  5. Sports Lover
    May 7, 2015

    While I greatly appreciate the work done by the Sports Division to recognize individuals, groups, associations and corporate citizens, they must do it in a manner that such persons deserve their award. It should not be given to them based on friendship since some of the persons who received awards, just plain did not deserve it. You should not reward one for failure and believe an award will boost them.

  6. Ma Moses
    May 7, 2015

    All good and well but where do we rate internationally or even regionally? A good p.r. coup for the P.M., no doubt but self-congratulation does not get us very far as a nation.

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