Athletes across six disciplines were honoured last week for their contributions to their sport. The Department of Youth & Sports hosted the first Sports Award on Friday, October 27 at the Montserrat Cultural.
Local personalities and young entrepreneurs including Jermaine Wade, Hon. Parliamentarian Dr Samuel Joseph, Jerely Browne, Miss St Patricks Zenoushka Meade, and Trevon Pollard announced the nominees and the winners.
Kendall Hercules was selected as top athlete for volleyball. In accepting the award he thanked the youth department for the honour.
Tezinia Woodley was top athlete for netball while Zawandi White received the cricket honour. Vashirn Roache was top footballer and the basketball award was given to Encousie Wilson.
Julius Morris was the top athlete for track and field. His mother accepted the award on his behalf. Morris also received the Sportsperson of the Year award.
Special awards were given to Basketball coach Bevon Greenaway for his work with youth. He was visibly surprised at the honour which included video tributes from colleagues and basketball players.
Coach Wilston “Scottie” Scotland received the Coach of the Year award.
Hon. Parliamentary Secretary Gregory Willock lauded the youth department for the initiative and said it sent the right message that our people are to be celebrated.
Entertainment for the evening was provided by The Matrixx Dancers and Pulse.