THRILL OF VICTORY. The return of international football
to Kensington Oval, usually associated with cricket, proved a boon yesterday,
as the Barbados' national football team secured their passage to the second
round of the 2010 South Africa World Cup. Playing before a big crowd and
to the sounds and sights of a carnival, Barbados defeated Dominica 1-0 in
an extremely competitive match. The hero turned out to be substitute Dwayne
Stanford, who converted a brilliant low strike ten minutes from time, to
send local fans into ecstacy. Here, Stanford (above front) is mobbed by
teammates after scoring the winning goal. Compliments of the Nation
TOP BRASS: CABINET Minister and Barbados Football
Association (BFA) president Ronald Jones (above centre), senior vice-president
Keith Barrow (right) and treasurer Curtis Hunte, may be discussing
the recall of strikers Reveire Williams and Dwayne McClean from Argentina
to play in the opening round World Cup qualifying match against Dominica
next month. Picture: Charles
Thirty-eight aspiring local footballers got a taste
of football coaching, the John Barnes way, at the Police Sports Complex,
Weymouth, St Michael, yesterday. This was the start of the Barbados
leg of the three-day Digicel-sponsored three-day Kick Start Under-20
clinic, and the former Liverpool and England star rolled back the
years as he demonstrated some ball drills and technical plays to the
HILL BLITZ: The screams could be heard from Villa Road to Bonnetts on
August 21st 2007 after the boys from Brittons Hill brought football glory
to the St Michael district with a capture of the prized 2007 Knockout
Cup. Brittons Hill, spearheaded by a hattrick from 32-year-old midfielder
Anthony 'Del Piero' Cumberbatch, recorded a 5-1 blitz of Eden Stars at
a packed YMCA stadium. It was their first major title since winning the
Division 1 crown (now Premier) on debut, 17 years ago. Here, the Brittons
Hill boys savour the sweet taste of success.(Picture by Charles Pitt-Grant.)
Compliments of the Barbados
SWEET VICTORY. The first time is always the sweetest.
And yesterday the pupils, teachers, parents, guardians, fans and friends
of St Angela's, were thrown into fits of ecstasy at the National Stadium,
when the Collymore Rock, St Michael school won the National Sports
Council's Bico Primary Schools' football championship
It was St Angela's first taste of victory, and
made even sweeter since the team they defeated 1-0, Westbury, had
been in winners' row on three previous occasions and were considered
the favourites to win by many observers. Here, St Angela's youngsters
savour the joy of their success.
GIRL POWER. Some girls are not only making up numbers
but actually proving to be a handful for the boys in the National
Sports Council's Bico-sponsored Primary Schools Football Competition.
Yesterday at the Blenheim playing field in St Michael, Aisha Bowen
(right) of Charles F. Broome not only showcased her soccer skills,
but her speed and stamina as she left several of the young footballers
from the St Paul's School in her wake.
promising young football Paul Lovell seen above, he scored two goals for
Barbados against Dominica.
Date January 09, 2007 Compliments of the Nation
News by EZRA STUART
BARBADOS' English-based footballer Paul Ifill
was yesterday signed by English League Championship side Crystal
Palace from Premier League side Sheffield United for over $2 million.
The 27-year-old winger agreed to a two-and-a-half-year
contract with the Eagles who are 15th in the second division championship
table after joining on a & pound;750 000 (BDS$2.6 million)
"I have come to a club which is geared for the Premier
League again, and that is what we are hoping for," Ifill said in
an interview after the signing.
"It wasn't a difficult choice and I'm looking forward
to it now. I was talking to another club, but my agent rang and told me
that Palace were interested, and from there it was pretty straightforward,"
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STRIKER MARK McCAMMON has hit top form as he prepares
to join the Bajan Pride for the finals of the Digicel Caribbean Cup -
the signal of football supremacy in the region.
The tall, powerfully-built McCammon had the honour of scoring the first
goal with a volley as his team Donaster Rovers had a 3-0 win over Huddersfield
at the Keepmoat Stadium in the English League 1 yesterday. <
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