Freeport International Junior Rugby Festival largest to date
- May 25, 2017 - 12:14:09 PM
Last weekend saw the largest Freeport Junior Rugby Festival, in its
seven-year history, and some amazing games of rugby played the Freeport
Rugby Football Club (FRFC). Both girls and boys played in matches on
Saturday and Sunday from the Under 8’s division all the way up to the
Under 18’s boys game.
Thirty -five matches were played on
Saturday exhibiting some breath-taking games between girls and boys from
five different touring sides. With over two hundred and eighty kids
playing rugby from The Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Key Biscayne, Florida as
well as Nassau and Freeport, making up the numbers to create the
largest number of children playing rugby over a weekend anywhere in the
Caribbean and Florida...
U.N. ‘Slow Down, Save Lives” Movement Gains Momentum in Bahamas
- May 18, 2017 - 11:34:47 AM
They held up signs with lines like “Race Drivers Say Don’t Race” and
“You Drink, I Drive.” They were the recruits joining the movement to
reduce the number of road deaths and they took the pledge at the Mall at
Marathon Saturday during the United Nations Road Safety Week May 8-14.
is the fourth year the United Nations program has aimed at slashing the
startling statistics that include the road crash death of a child
somewhere in the world every 30 seconds. However it is the first year
The Bahamas has participated, thanks to funding from the FIA, the World
Governing Body of motor sport, and the presence and organization of FIA
Bahamas Development Director David McLaughlin...
7th Annual Junior Rugby Festival, a fun-filled weekend of competition
- May 16, 2017 - 12:08:50 PM
Over the course of three days, the 7th Annual Junior Rugby Festival took
place at the Freeport Rugby Football Club, May 12th-14th.
annual tournament, which was organized by the Freeport Rugby Football
Club (FRFC), attracted players from the ages of eight to eighteen who
wished to engage in a fun-filled weekend of friendly competition.
visiting teams from Grand Cayman, Bermuda, New Providence, and Key
Biscayne, Florida, a total of 321 youth players (both girls and boys)
visited Grand Bahama Island to experience what it was like to play
against international competition...
(Video) Shaunae Miller-Uibo destroys the field in 49.77 WL Women's 400m in Shanghai
- May 13, 2017 - 12:03:02 PM
Shaunae Miller-Uibo is in great form at the start of the 2017 season.
The Bahamian Olympic Champion athlete took a new world lead in the 400m on Saturday at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting. The run was a personal best of 49. 77, relegating all her
competitors by more than a second.
American, Natasha Hastings came second with 50.74 and Ukrainian, Olha Zemlyak was third with 50.89...
Jr. International Rugby Festival on this weekend in Freeport
- May 11, 2017 - 2:19:55 PM
Grand Bahama Youth Rugby Festival this weekend in Freeport.
Teams from Cayman, Bermuda, Nassau and Key Biscayne will compete against local teams from The Bahamas.
Please come out and support The Club and watch some great rugby.
Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex Receives Cricket Equipment
- May 11, 2017 - 1:23:50 PM
The staff at The Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex received a generous
donation of cricket equipment from Mr. Tanveer Abbas, a Pakistani
businessman based in the D.C. area. Mr. Abbas, an avid cricket lover,
met Greggory Taylor, President of the National Cricket Association and
members of The Bahamas National Cricket Team, when the team travelled to
D.C. in July 2016 to compete in cricket matches with the Washington
Cricket League. Mr. Abbas subsequently visited The Bahamas and was
inspired by the hard work and dedication of The Bahamas Cricket
Association and felt motivated to assist the country in its efforts to
promote and cultivate the sport...
Sir Jack Hayward Soccer Camp Pro-Coach: Chris Kranjc
- May 9, 2017 - 10:42:12 AM
If you’re looking for a soccer scholarship in the US and need some
advice, look no further than this year’s Grand Bahama soccer camp. Among
the star-studded array of guest coaches will be a man who knows the
Chris Kranjc, one of four pro coaches leading
the Freeport camp next month, from June 19 to June 23, has a fantastic
winning track record and a coaching philosophy to match. He has won
numerous Coach of the Year awards at colleges where he has led the
soccer program and lots of his players have made All-American team of
the year with one making National Player of the Year...
Visitors Enjoy FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in The Bahamas
- May 8, 2017 - 12:46:15 PM
Visitors from all over the world descended on The Bahamas for the
historic FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017, which ended on Sunday
in dramatic fashion.
Organizers of the biennial event said The
Bahamas was a great destination for the tournament and hundreds of
players, coaching staff, event officials and beach soccer enthusiasts
traveled for the event and stayed in Nassau for two weeks or more.
was the first time that the World Cup was held in the Caribbean, but
after The Bahamas edition it may not by the last. The stadium saw more
than 2,000 spectators each day...
Bahamas Non-Resident Ambassador welcomes UAE Team at FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
- May 6, 2017 - 12:13:26 PM
During the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 games, H.E. Tony
Joudi, Ambassador to the UAE and State of Qatar, paid a visit to the
United Arab Emirates (UAE) team at the Malcolm Soccer Stadium before
their game on April 30th where the UAE team played Panama’s team.
Joudi extended a warm welcome to the group and shared insight about The
Bahamas Pavilion that will be part of Expo Dubai 2020. Members of the
team extended an invitation to Ambassador Joudi to attend FIFA World Cup
UAE 2017 in December.
The visa waiver agreement signed with the
United Arab Emirates on November 2016 is now in effect and it means
that UAE citizens can now enter The Bahamas...
(Video) Gardiner wins Men's 400m IAAF Diamond League Doha 2017
- May 5, 2017 - 7:50:19 PM
Bahamas Steve Gardiner won the IAAF Diamond League men's 400m on Friday, May 5th in Qatar at the Doha 2017 meet.
With a time of 44.60 seconds, he had USA's LaShawn Merritt both
close behind with world champion Merritt with a time of 44.76 and Tony McQuay
with 44.92. Both Americans performing a season's best.
“It was really hard, but I expected to win,” said Gardiner in a brief
interview as he collected $50,000 and eight points for his efforts...
Bahamas back on the sand for FIFA exhibition match
- May 5, 2017 - 6:00:48 PM
First Exhibition Match in World Cup History
At the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup The Bahamas has made history in more ways than one.
only is the World Cup being hosted in the Caribbean for the first time
ever, The Bahamas is also the first Caribbean to win a game in the
history of the competition. If that wasn’t enough, The Bahamas team,
which ended its World Cup bid prematurely last week, will be the first
country to play in an exhibition game at the biennial tournament...
Team Bahamas Ends Run on High Note at FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
- May 3, 2017 - 12:37:16 PM
For Team Bahamas, leaving the competition in the FIFA Beach Soccer World
Cup Bahamas 2017 on a high note was enough to remain in the hearts of
the home crowd.
Although the team did not advance to the finals –
beating Ecuador 4-1 in Group A solidified The Bahamas as a real
contender going forward in FIFA beach soccer world.
The Bahamas finished third in Group A, behind Switzerland and second-placed Senegal...
Tourism, Hotel Occupancy Boosted by IAAF/BTC World Relays
- Apr 28, 2017 - 10:23:56 AM
Tourism numbers and hotel occupancy got a healthy boost when hundreds of
international visitors travelled varying distances to Nassau for the
recent IAAF/BTC World Relays 2017.
As in past years with athletic
event guests, Sandyport Beach Resort recorded sell out nights with many
of the IAAF officials and specialist support staff extending their
stays beyond the end of the games.
Vernon Moss the Sandyport General Manger said various attributes contribute to the resorts success...
FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup kicks off in The Bahamas
- Apr 28, 2017 - 12:49:00 AM
Sixteen visiting teams are competing in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Bahamas 2017 in Nassau at the National Beach Soccer Arena at Malcolm
Park in the biggest beach soccer event on the planet. April 27th opening
games started with Iran taking Mexico 3 - 2; Senegal trounced Ecuador 9
- 0; Italy over Nigeria 12 - 6; and host team, Bahamas was defeated in a
close match with Switzerland 3 - 2.
Beach soccer is an exciting
fast action game played on a sand rectangle field approximately 40 by
30 yards. Instead of 2 halves, there are 3 twelve-minute periods; there
are unlimited substitutions; and no draws / ties allowed...
Bahamian Olympic swimmer writes the Prime Minister
- Apr 27, 2017 - 8:49:20 AM
Dear Honorable Perry Christie,
It’s us again, the swimmers. Our
federation has boasted many successes over the past 8 years including
our up and coming youth winning the CARIFTA Championships last week,
Joanna Evans hauling medals from CAC, Youth Olympics and the Pan Am
Games, and even our very own Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace medaling at the
World Championships and finishing 9th at the Olympics. We have
appreciated your support over the years and as election season is upon
us, we know you will be very busy. However, I’m writing this letter to
make you aware of some serious issues we are facing...
Visiting teams give Bahamas rave reviews heading into World Cup
- Apr 26, 2017 - 11:09:27 PM
The fifteen visiting teams competing in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Bahamas 2017 gave The Bahamas rave reviews after several days in Nassau
preparing for the biggest beach soccer event on the globe. The teams dug
their heels in the white sands of the National Beach Soccer Arena ahead
of the competition, which will see a champion crowned after 9 grueling
days of play.
Iran Goalkeeper Seyedpeyman Hosseinlargan said while the beauty of the
island is tempting, this trip is all about business for his team.
“This is one of the most beautiful events in beach soccer and we are
really glad to be here in The Bahamas,” he said through an interpreter.
“The host has done a very good job. The facilities are very good...
Soccer youngsters have ‘a ball’ in Nassau
- Apr 26, 2017 - 11:57:27 AM
Freeport Rugby & Football Club’s Under 10s enjoyed the best that
Saturdays could offer this last weekend as they, along with over a dozen
supporters, travelled to Nassau for a series of soccer games.
the youngsters played 5 games over the course of the day in Dynamo
Football Club’s Spring Break Youth Soccer Tournament.
The 10 boys
who travelled certainly made full value of their day as they met at
6.30 in the morning to fly over to the capital. After a quick breakfast
at the airport they then travelled to the Bahamas Football Association
Soccer Fields where they met 5 other Nassau teams for a day of intense
Bahamas Continues to Impress Visitors With IAAF World Relays
- Apr 26, 2017 - 11:44:12 AM
Forty-two countries, more than 1,000 athletes, thousands of track and
field fans and The Bahamas as the host country made for the perfect
ingredients for the third edition of the IAAF/BTC Bahamas World Relays
held on April 21-22, 2017.
One of the most anticipated track and
field events of the year, visitors, locals and athletes were not
disappointed as the energising sounds of Junkanoo music and the aroma of
authentic Bahamian food wafted through the stadium.
Several vendors selling authentically Bahamian products were also at the site to give attendees a taste of The Bahamas...
Over 200 Bahamians volunteer for FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
- Apr 25, 2017 - 6:12:30 PM
Many volunteers consider it a national service
Organizers of the
FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 are on the verge of pulling off
the biggest tournament ever to be hosted in The Bahamas, but not
without the help of many Bahamians who are giving of their time and
There are well over 200 Bahamian volunteers and many of them brand their charity as a national service.
mega tournament runs from April 27 to May 7 at the National Beach
Soccer Arena at Malcolm Park. It will feature 16 of the best beach
soccer teams in the world.
Forty-two-year-old Denzil Sturrup said he has been volunteering...