It was a night filled with not just flavor and excitement mixed with a bit of sadness. We are talking about this year’s National Sports Awards.
The grand galore sponsored by Cool & Smooth was held at the St John’s Pentecostal Church House of Restoration Saturday night.
West Indies fast bowler, Alzarri Joseph and IFBB Elite Pro Bikini Fitness bodybuilder, Ambassador Kimberly Percival, were named Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year for 2022.
Swimmers Ethan Stubbs-Green and Ellie Shaw were crowned as the Junior Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year respectively.
Former national athlete Dale Jones was recognized for his contributions to track and field in Antigua.
The Antigua and Barbuda Domino Association’s Francine Hector won the women’s division of the Mind Sports Athlete of the Year.
Other winners on the night were Francine Hector and Renfield Davis from the Antigua and Barbuda Domino Association (ABDA). They were named female and male Mind Sports of the Year
Kem Warner was named Administrator of the Year, while Wayne Mitchell was named Coach of the Year.
Fallen National Cyclist Andre Simon was also remembered at last night’s sports award. Simon died last week Thursday after fighting injuries after he was hit by a vehicle last Mothers Day
Meanwhile, Education Minister Darryl Mathew said associations who refuse to make the requisite nominations for the annual National Sports Awards, will no longer be prioritized for government funding.
Photos by Wayne Mariette