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.