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Chris Brown Competes and Coaches Youth in Zurich - Sep 1, 2014 - 3:17:17 PM

Bahamian track star Chris Brown competed in the recent World Class (WeltKlasse-Zurich) Games held at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland, August 28, 2014. Cheering him on were H.E. Rhoda M. Jackson, Bahamas Ambassador to the United Nations Office in Geneva, and Ms. Michelle Deagoumois, Bahamas Honorary Consul in Zurich. He placed fifth in his 400 metres event.

Prior to the meet in Zurich, Mr. Brown took time out to share his experience and provide advice to local children, 7 to 15 years, participating in a Swiss athletic training programme with the stars called “Youth Training with World Class.”

Bahamians bring home the Beach Soccer Gold! - Aug 29, 2014 - 11:44:33 AM

Ehren Hanna and Christopher Davis, two Bahamian Beach Soccer National team players successfully completed their stint with BSC Sable Dancers Bern in the Suzuki Swiss Beach Soccer League.  The season had already begun when the two natl’s arrived but that did not deter the positive impact they had on their team. In their debut match both players earned their place on the number one club team of Switzerland.

Hanna who is the alternate for Labaste (last year’s top goal scorer) scored two goals and had two assist in the match. Davis also completed the match with several assist. From there the two were constantly in camp with the team where the trained daily sometimes twice a day. Besides their usual club training the pair has trained with the Swiss National Team and Paulo Balico a former World Kick Boxing Champion. The club consist of 5...
Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture On the Passing of Samuel 'Sam' Haven - Aug 28, 2014 - 5:26:31 PM

Nassau, Bahamas- The Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture wishes to extend its most sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Samuel “Sam” Haven on his passing.  Sam, as he was affectionately known, was one of the finest all around sportsmen that this country has produced.  Sam was also extensively involved in sports administration.  

In his early years Sam was one of the country’s leading soccer players, a sport that he devoted a good portion of his life to.  He was also very instrumental in the formation and administration of the Bankers Softball League in which he also engaged as a player in that league. 

Bahamas Football Association mourns loss of Past President, Sam Haven - Aug 28, 2014 - 4:03:32 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Today the Bahamas Football Association mourns the loss of one of its greats. Sam Haven, a  Past President of The Bahamas Football Association passed away this morning in Florida.

Sam was a talented and skilled soccer player with the United Football Club, formerly Nick's Body Shop, where he played with such notables as Brian Serville, Peter Daniels, Andy Guilluime,  Steven Bellot and Lionel Haven. He later became coach and president of the club guiding the club to numerous National Championships. He served as president of the Bahamas Football Association and was responsible for the formation of the New Providence Football league and the introduction of women's football into the league.

Freeport Rugby Football Club: Boys Youth Soccer kicks off the 2014/15 season - Aug 28, 2014 - 11:50:07 AM

Freeport Rugby Football Club’s Youth Football (‘Soccer’) Programme for boys, known as the Grand Bahama Soccer Academy officially kicks off on Wednesday September 3rd from 5pm.

The Programme is now into its thirteenth season and is aimed at boys from the age of 9 upwards.

The Academy runs every Wednesday commencing September 3rd from 5pm until 6.30pm with additional and later sessions being organized on other nights depending upon age groups at Freeport Rugby Football Club...

Bahamas' Henry Delauze takes bronze at Youth Olympic Games in China - Aug 27, 2014 - 11:49:16 PM

Nanjing, CHINA -  Gold medalist Martin Manley (C) of Jamaica, silver medalist Karabo Sibanda (L) of Botswana and bronze medalist Henry Delauze of Bahamas (right) pose on the podium during the awarding ceremony of the men’s 400m Final of athletics event at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, Saturday, August 23, 2014. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)
4th Annual Lionfish Bash Results Are In: 276 Invasive Lionfish Removed from Bimini Ecosystem - Aug 26, 2014 - 7:11:43 PM

South Bimini, Bahamas – Bimini Sands Resort & Marina on South Bimini in the Bahamas hosted The Woody Foundation’s Lionfish Bash for the fourth year in a row on August 15-17, 2014. The popular family spearfishing event led to the removal of 276 lionfish – a non-native, invasive species that is threatening native fish stocks in the Bahamas and Florida – from the waters around Bimini.
The Lionfish Bash is an annual event created to raise awareness about lionfish as well as to benefit The Woody Foundation, a Miami-based non-profit organization that raises funds to aid in the recovery of persons with spinal injuries. Foundation Board Member James “Woody” Beckham...
Popeyes to Sponsor Bahamas Bowl - Aug 26, 2014 - 4:12:25 PM

It has been announced that Atlanta-based fast food giant Popeyes will be the official sponsor of The Bahamas Bowl.

The game will be played on December 24th in Nassau at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium.

It will feature teams from Conference USA and the Mid-American Conference.“Popeyes is honored to partner with the Bahamas Bowl to bring this historic bowl game to college football fans everywhere,” Hector Munoz, Vice President of Marketing for Popeyes, said in a press release.

 “Like college football, Popeyes enjoys a rich tradition and passionate fans, and we look forward to a great game and a lot of fun in The Bahamas...”

Superman Sturrup wins NPCA Summer Sprint Classic - Aug 25, 2014 - 5:01:33 PM

New Providence Cycling Association Summer Sprint Classic for month of August.

The first race was held on Saturday 23rd  covering 20 miles starting and finish Bahamar Blvd to Lyford Cay  and back, this was perhaps one of our shortest road race for the season. This race was short, fast, and prove to have excitement throughout the course of the race. At the half way mark  Deangelo Superman Sturrup make an attack on the group of cyclists around the half way mark, the group/Pelton make several attempts to reel him in before the race ended, but all attempts failed as Superman Sturrup continued his solo breakaway, riding to the finish line ahead of the group to capture his second win for this season...
Grand Bahama Darts Association's 2012-13 weekly results - Oct 20, 2013 - 12:43:01 PM

Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Dart Association's League 2012/13 Season Results.

Dart Results for Week 1. Scores and highlights within.

For more Information about the League email...

2013 BAAA Competition Calendar - Feb 23, 2013 - 11:55:10 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The first meet of the year was held in Nassau on January 5th. 

The Odd Distance Track and Field Meet began the 83 day countdown to CARIFTA 2013 and will act as a measuring stick by coaches and athletes to test fitness and progress going into the new season.

Athletes home for the holidays were expected to compete in the event, which had over 400 entries.

See the 2013 BAAA COMPETITION CALENDAR within...

Grand Bahama Members of the Bahamas U15 Soccer Team Welcomed Home - Aug 22, 2014 - 1:48:53 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) held its inaugural Girls’ Under-15 Championship, in Cayman Islands in August, and team Bahamas was a part of the history with a total of 16 teams.

Topping the excitement, Team Bahamas won their first match against Curacao with a 3 - 0 score on August 6th. Jaleah Taylor, Meaghan Smith and Marisa Vietti all scored a goal a piece for The Bahama. Marissa Vietti was named Player of the Game. All the fore mentioned girls are from Grand Bahama Island, and
Hanna Joy Simms was appointed team caption, while Marisa Vietti was appointed co-captain...
Grand Bahama's Joanna Evans takes bronze at Youth Olympic Games - Aug 22, 2014 - 11:38:06 AM

CHINA - Grand Bahama's Joanna Evans made history by breaking a BAHAMIAN record in 800m freestyle and won a bronze medal at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games on Day 3.

Joanna won gold at the 2013 Carifta Games, as well at the 2013
Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Championships (CCCAN). She also set previous national records at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland this year, and in the World Junior Swimming Championships in Dubai in 2013.
Swift represents The Bahamas well at the World Masters Championships - Aug 21, 2014 - 11:07:49 PM

Swift’s six member team represented both Swift and the Bahamas well at the World Masters Championships. The World Championships highlight both the club and country at the worlds’ largest meet. The Swift swimmers were Percy Knowles competing in the 80-84 age group, Andy Knowles competing in the 55-59 age group, Bruce Knowles also competing in the 55-59 age group. Nancy Knowles competing also competing in the 55-59 age group. Lisa Knowles competed in the 50-54 age group, and Allie McPhail competing in the 40-44 age group.

Here are a few facts about the meet.

Montreal, Canada, hosted the 15th edition and last stand-alone FINA World Masters Championships from July 27 to August 10, 2014 exactly 20 years after successfully organising the event for the first time.
San Salvador High School Basketball Team Feted by Club Med - Aug 21, 2014 - 2:47:49 PM

PORT ST LUCIE, Florida – Members of the Caciques Basketball Team of San Salvador Central High School were rewarded for their outstanding achievement in the game by being feted to a week-long stay at Club Med Sandpiper Bay.

Called the Caciques after the Arawak Indian chief, the team, accompanied by their teacher, Coach S. Brown, were given the VIP treatment upon their arrival at the all-inclusive resort also known for its comprehensive sporting programmes.

Club Med executives greeted the team at Ft. Lauderdale Airport and whisked them away in a chauffeur-driven limousine to the property where a private welcome cocktail reception and orientation at the Spanish Patio took place.

TCIFA respresents at CONCACAF U15 Girls Championships - Aug 21, 2014 - 1:14:02 PM

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands – Three Turks & Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) representatives attended the recently held CONCACAF U15 Girls Championships that took place in the Cayman Islands. Attending on behalf of the Football Association were Patrice Senior, Alexander Bryan and Brittney Bien-Aime.

The inaugural competition featured teams from 16 countries throughout the CONCACAF confederation. Of the championship, it was the team from Canada that won after playing a hard-hitting game against Haiti. The event follows on the heels of last year’s inaugural the Boys’ Under-15 tournament, which was also hosted by the Cayman Islands and was won by Honduras.
2014 Bahamas Half Set to Challenge Athletes - Aug 19, 2014 - 12:31:23 AM

Following the overwhelming success of the inaugural Bahamas Half in 2013, the Bahamas Roadmasters running club is set to launch the 2nd annual Bahamas Half. This event is being held on Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 and will feature the half marathon, half marathon 3-person relay and a 10K race. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Bahamas Special Olympics and be fun for all ages and skill levels including walkers and junior athletes.

The event starts and finishes at Arawak Cay. The internationally certified half marathon and 10kmcourses head West for an out and back route. There are multiple water and support stations along the course, manned by race volunteers and the RBDF and RBPF.

Honouring Bahamian Olympians Sir Durward Knowles and Cecil Cooke‏ - Aug 15, 2014 - 1:11:48 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Olympic Committee in conjunction with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture pay tribute to 1964 Olympic Gold Medalists Sir Durward “Seawolf” Knowles and Cecil “Go to hell Harry” Cooke who made The Bahamas proud as its first ever gold medal winners in Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan – 50 years ago – in Sailing (Star Class).  The Olympians will be honoured at a luncheon on October 23, 2014 in the Crown Ballroom, Atlantis, Paradise Island.  Pictured at a Press Conference, August 13, at Montagu Gardens are, seated: Sir Durward Knowles, left, and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson; and, standing, Bahamas Olympic Committee President Wellington Miller, and Sandra Cooke, daughter of Cecil Cooke... 
Grand Bahama youth soccer benefits from Club's relationship with English Premier League - Aug 15, 2014 - 11:12:20 AM

The remarkable relationship between Freeport Rugby Football Club and the English Premier League – the most popular league in the world’s most popular sport – really paid off with the soccer camp prizewinner’s trip to Florida.

The two boys and two girls not only watched the Wayne Rooney, identified as player of the tournament, score to help Manchester United beat Liverpool 3-1 to win the Guinness Cup in front of 51,000 at Sun Life Stadium, Miami.

Eleven-year-old Kadicia Babb and Kourtni Pinder, Donte Singh and Cameron Chandler, all 12, also enjoyed an action-packed three days of fun...

Changing of the Guard in Bahamian Athletics - Aug 14, 2014 - 11:54:10 PM

Coming off the heels of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland, Chef de Mission Roy Colebrooke says he is excited about the future talent of Team Bahamas as this is a transitional period for athletics in The Bahamas.

“There is a changing of the guard with this new group representing The Bahamas. We still have our veterans who are the backbone, but many of them have retired. Right now out of this new group we are going to see some bright stars. For a good amount of these athletes, the Commonwealth Games was their first major international competition. Many of them are professional athletes and in university doing well,” said Mr Colebrooke.
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