Image of Johnson Charles

SAINT LUCIA’S Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year will be announced at this evening’s National Sports Awards to be held at the National Cultural Centre with Katie Kyle (swimming), Nathan Ferrari (boxing) and Johnson Charles (cricket) among the nominees.

Image of Johnson Charles
Johnson Charles

Contending for junior sportsman of the year are Johnnel Eugene (cricket), Nathan Ferrari (boxing) and Levi Leonce (volleyball). Last year, youth cricketer, Johnnel Eugene, emerged winner.

For junior female sportswoman of the year, the race is among Katie Kyle (swimming), last year’s winner Julian Alfred (athletics) and Meggan Nestor (netball).

Johnnel Eugene. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

The senior male sportsman of the year will come from among Johnson Charles (cricket), Marbeq Edgar (athletics), Jordan Augier (swimming), and Julien Biscette (volleyball). Last year, swimmer and Rio Olympian, Jordan Augier emerged winner.

In the senior ladies category, the battle will be among 13-time winner and reigning sportswoman of the year, three-time Olympian Levern Spencer (athletics), Mikaela Casimir (swimming), Marina Jn. Pierre (bodybuilding) and Stephanie Lovell-Devaux (sailing).

KATIE KYLE (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauvile)
KATIE KYLE (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauvile)

Other sports personalities expected to receive awards include: Jn. Pierre Fredrick (athletics), Lyndell Marcellin (boxing), Nerrisa Crafton and Swayline William (cricket), Klivert Mitchel and Antinous Jn. Baptiste (cycling), Britanya St. Prix, MekeshSavery and SarnSavery (football), Cheyenne Samuels, Signa President, Tyrese Samuels and Ervin Joseph (rugby), AjidJankie (shooting), JayhanOdlum Smith (swimming), ChereseDarcheville, Mario St. Cyr and Adrian Albert (table tennis), Asim Jean (taekwondo), Jn. Phillip Murray and Meggan Williams (tennis), and Skye Mondesir and Kerin Neptune (Volleyball).

According to Permanent Secretary in the Department of Youth Development and Sports, Donavan Williams, this year’s event is one of the major activities on the calendar for the Independence 38 celebrations and for good reason.

He said: “It emphasizes our focus on excellence and achievement, given our theme for Independence this year, ‘I am Saint Lucia’. Sports are synonymous with Saint Lucia and this awards ceremony gives us an opportunity to highlight and showcase the achievements of all of our sportsmen and sportswomen around this country.”

Anthony De Beauville is The VOICE Publishing Company’s multi-award winning sports journalist. He works closely with a number of sports federations including the Department of Youth Development and Sports, the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and other organizations.

He covers and contributes articles highlighting the areas of international, regional, national, community based clubs and schools sporting activities. There is never an off day as he stays busy... Read full bio...

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