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Sports: What’s Happening This Weekend!!

Image: Some of the action expected throughout Lucia Gran Prix this weekend. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

THE Rodney Height Aquatic Centre (RHAC) will come alive today, December 7th, in Day 2 of the annual Saint Lucia Grand Prix organized by RHAC; the event ends tomorrow with a prize giving ceremony.

The event is sanctioned by the Saint Lucia Aquatic Federation.

Image: (L-R) Roseau Valley still with an outside chance will play defending champions Marchand. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
(L-R) Roseau Valley still with an outside chance will play defending champions Marchand. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

Unlike various swim meets held at the RHAC, the Lucian Grand Prix is designed with Heats and Finals.

A total of 143 swimmers, including two from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines will be participating.

This Development Meet, gives the swimmers the ultimate experience of swimming a competition format similar to CARIFTA, FINA Worlds or even the Olympics.

The top eight swimmers in each group from the events in the morning sessions will continue to the Evening Finals for the same events. Place Winners for the various events will come from the Evening Finals for those swimming ages 11 and over.

The swimmers will compete in the following events: Preliminaries in the 50s and 100s for 11 and Overs; with the finals scheduled for today and tomorrow.

All 50s and 100s for 10 and Under are swum as finals; 200 metres in all strokes; 400 meters free, 400 metres Individual Medley (IM); plus the 100 metres IM for 10 and Under.

The Opening Ceremony took place last evening at the RHAC.

Image: Some of the action expected throughout Lucia Gran Prix this weekend. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
Some of the action expected throughout Lucia Gran Prix this weekend. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

Corporate Futsal Warfare Final
The Beausejour Indoor Practice Facility will come alive this evening when TimeOut Entertainment presents the grand finale of the 5th edition of the Corporate Futsal Warfare.

Contesting the finals are Small Business Owners and WLBL / DBC. The two teams made it to the final with wins over SLTU and KFC respectively.

In semifinal 1, SBO defeated SLTU 2-1 and Semifinal 2, WLBL/ DBC defeated KFC 5-4 in a nail biting encounter, the halftime score 3 – 3.

SLFA Women’s Football
One match is on the cards for today (Saturday 7th) December 2019 in the Saint Lucia Football Association Senior Women’s competition at the SAB Sporting Facility. From 4.00 p.m. Vieux Fort South takes on the National Under 15 team.

Image: Small Business one game away from championship glory. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
Small Business one game away from championship glory. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

SLFA Island Cup
Football action continues in the SLFA Inc sponsored National Lotteries Authority (NLA) competition as teams jostle for second, third and fourth spots.

Tournament leaders Gros Islet ahead of second place team Vieux Fort South by three points; and four points separating the third and fourth pace team Marchand and Mabouya Valley, and a further six separating Roseau Valley who still has an outside chance of qualifying, all eyes will be glued on the Marchand Grounds for this all important match up over two days of football rivalry.

On Saturday 7th from 6.00 p.m. Canaries plays Central Castries, Central Castries has yet to win a game; a victory over Canaries will definitely boost their morale.

In game No.2, the atmosphere is expected to lift a few notches when Roseau Valley takes on host and defending champions Marchand at 8.00 p.m.

The scenario for this encounter is simple mathematics; a win for Marchand could see them go ahead of Vieux Fort South (with 15 points), while a draw will put them on level terms (with 13 points).

On the points table, Roseau Valley is currently seating at No.5 with 12 points; a win for them against the defending champions Marchand will have them on level terms with Marchand and Mabouya Valley on 12 points. Goals for and goals against will come into play.

On Sunday 8th, one game is on the cards, Dennery will come up against Mabouya Valley; Dennery is out of championship contention, but a win for Mabouya Valley will see them move ahead of VFS; a drawn game will see them tie with VFS on 13 points.

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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