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SPORTING EVENTS: What’s on this weekend?

WEATHER permitting this weekend, the Seajays Swim Club, the Saint Lucia Football Association, the Gros Islet Football League, the Mabouya Valley Football League, the Castries Football Council, the Castries Cricket Council and TimeOut Entertainment will stage a series of events at different venues around the island.

Image: Seajays 19 edition Short Course, fans can expect a high level of competition amongst the boys; Ziv Reynolds . (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
Seajays 19 edition Short Course, fans can expect a high level of competition amongst the boys; Ziv Reynolds . (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

Swimming
The Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre (RHAC) will be home to the 19th edition of the Seajays Swim Club/Capri Sun sponsored Short Course National Swim Championships. Close to 180 athletes representing the seven swim clubs on the island will compete.

The opening ceremony which also includes the march past of teams and addresses by various stakeholders will take place today (Saturday 12th October) from 9.00 a.m.

Image: The girls won’t be left behind; Niama Hazell. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)
The girls won’t be left behind; Niama Hazell. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

A number of Saint Lucia’s national swimmers will be in the thick of things as it is their final chance to qualify for this year’s Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) swimming championship scheduled for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Friday 8th – 10th November.

Cricket
Two games are on the cards in the Castries Cricket Council (CCC) Paul Remice T25 Overs Cricket Competition at the Mindoo Phillip Park. From 9.30 a.m. New Park plays Unique, while at 2.00 p.m. Police comes up against United Raiders.

Image: GMC United U14 boys will play B1 FC on Sunday; Sap pat galore expected in Harry Edwards 3rd annual Domino
GMC United U14 boys will play B1 FC on Sunday; Sap pat galore expected in Harry Edwards 3rd annual Domino

Football
Matches continue in the BOSL/ LUCELEC sponsored Castries Football Council (CFC) Youth Football Tournament at the Sab Sporting Facility from 9.00 a.m.

The semifinals of the Saint Lucia Football Association (SLFA) Inc. Zonal Under 17 Male competition will take place at the La Ressource Playing Field (Mabouya Valley).

From 10.00 a.m. FC Pioneers of Castries comes up against Victory Eagles out of Vieux Fort, while at 11.30 a.m. 1987 All Stars out of Anse la Raye play RYO from Mabouya Valley.

The Gros Islet Football League/Guardsman Under 14 Invitational Football Tournament continues today with two matches. From 2.00 p.m. CT Foundation plays New Generation and Northern United goes up against Big Players FC at 3.30 p.m.

One match is on the cards in the Mabouya Valley Football League / Grace Kennedy Insurance Under 19 Tournament. At the La Ressource Playing Field from 4.00 p.m., Chesters FC takes on Rovers United.

Image: Canaries takes on Gros Islet at the GIPF in the SLFA Island Cup. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)
Canaries takes on Gros Islet at the GIPF in the SLFA Island Cup. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

Following the conclusion of the 17th edition of the Blackheart Production/Saint Lucia Football Association (SLFA) Inc., the SLFA sponsored National Lotteries Authority Island Cup round robin tournament resumes today with two matches. From 6.00 p.m. at the Marchand Grounds, Central Castries takes on Vieux Fort South and Roseau Valley plays Dennery at 8.00 p.m.

The excitement continues at the Beausejour Indoor Practice Facility (Match week No. 6) in the 2019 Corporate Warfare Futsal Tournament organized by TimeOut Entertainment. There will be an exhibition match from 6.30 p.m., following which the showpiece will shift into high gear at 7.30 p.m. when Sandals Grande takes on KFC and Infrastructure plays Digicel at 8.30 p.m.

Dominos
Harry Edwards’ third annual domino competition will slam off this evening at the CSA Centre, Sans Souci from 5.00 p.m. According to Lisa Harris, Marketing Coordinator of Harry Edwards Jewellers the company is very excited to continue on the success of last year’s event as more players have registered for this evening’s contest.

Harris said, “This is a fun evening designed as an official “Thank You” to our partners, some of the most important members of the Tourism Industry – Taxi Drivers, and serves as a celebratory opening to an anticipated successful season.”

Sunday October 13, 2019

Swimming
The Seajays Swim Club/Capri Sun sponsored Short Course National Swim Championship enters day 2 at the RHAC. After the showpiece, the awards ceremony will take place sometime around 3.00 p.m.

Image: CCC Paul Remice T25 overs tournament, Police takes on United Raiders today at the MPP. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)
CCC Paul Remice T25 overs tournament, Police takes on United Raiders today at the MPP. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

Cricket
Two games are on the cards in the Castries Cricket Council (CCC) Paul Remice T25 Overs Cricket Competition at the Mindoo Phillip Park. From 9.30 a.m. Shamrock plays Unique and at 2.00 p.m. Lancers plays the Under 19s.

Football
Matches continue in the BOSL/ LUCELEC, sponsored Castries Football Council (CFC) Youth Football Tournament at the Sab Sporting Facility from 9.00 a.m.

Four matches are on the cards in the Gros Islet Football League (GIFL) / sponsored Guardsman Under 14 Invitational Football Tournament. From 9.30 a.m. Northern United takes on Pioneers FC; Valley Soccer Academy plays Flames FC at 10.30 a.m.; New Generation plays Flow Lancers FC at 11.30 a.m. and GMC United takes on B1 FC at 1.00 p.m.

One match is scheduled in the Mabouya Valley Football League/Grace Kennedy Insurance Under 19 Tournament. From 4.00 p.m. Aux Lyon United will fancy their chances against Survivals FC at the La Ressource Playing Field.

In the SLFA/National Lotteries Authority Island Cup at the Gros Islet Playing Field, Canaries plays home team Gros Islet at 6.00 p.m. and defending champion Marchand plays Mabouya Valley at 8.00 p.m.

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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