Dominica State College to honour its sportsmen.

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! 31 Views   no discussions EducationNewsTertiary Dominica State College to honour its sportsmen. by: – May 17, 2011 Sharecenter_img Share Share Dominica State College. Photo credit: GIS NewsStudents of the Dominica State College (DSC) have demonstrated that life at DSC goes beyond mere academics by excellent representation of the college in various sporting competitions organized by the Sports Division of the Ministry of Sports and Culture.This year, the college has done exceptionally well in these competitions winning a total of five (5) championships. These are as follows:1.   Men under 20 Basketball;2.   Men under 20 Cricket;3.   Men under 20 Volleyball;4.   Women under 20 Netball; and5.   Women under 20 Basketball;A number of DSC sports student received various awards and accolades and a number of them went on to represent Dominica in various sporting disciplines.Most notably of these is Mr. Kavem Hodge, an outstanding DSC cricketer, who was selected to the West Indies Youth team and was awarded the 2010 Youth Sportsman of the Year at the National Sports Awards.  Mr. Hodge recently represented the West Indies Youth team in Australia and Dubai and from all reports he made an impressionable statement to the cricketing world and is expected to be a full-fledged member of the West Indies senior cricket team in the not too distant future.Unique in some way to our college, is the volunteering of some of our students, who in some cases may have passed the age to participate in the competitions organized by the Sports Division, as Student Coaches.The Office of the President in collaboration with the Student Services of the Dominica State College will be honouring all the students who represent the DSC in sports this year with a Sports Honouring Ceremony to be held on Friday May 20, 2011 at 4:30pm at the Gazebo, DSC Stock Farm campus.The format of the ceremony should include a formal session with Dr. Donald Peters, former West Indies CEO as the feature speaker and a cocktail/ party. In the formal session every student who participated in Sports on behalf of the DSC will receive the President certificate of honour and all student coaches as well as top performers will receive a plaque for their outstanding performances. This event should be well covered by the media and should be an annual college event.The Dominica State College is extremely proud of the achievements and contribution of its students in sports and looks forward to this continued trend in the future.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Champions Trophy..

first_imgSouth Africa will qualify if…They beat India or if both games are abandoned Pakistan will qualify if…They beat Sri Lanka India, SA captains call for calm heads in must-win match todayINDIA must keep their emotions under control in today’s decisive Champions Trophy match against South Africa, captain Virat Kohli has warned.With all three sides in Group B on two points, the loser of the match at The Oval will be eliminated.Kohli’s side, ranked third, came into this tournament as holders and were seen by many as potential winners.“The team that has the most composure will have a better chance of winning of the game tomorrow,” said Kohli.“You need to have a good balance of being competitive, being passionate about the game, but at the same time, not getting over-excited.“A lot of times, teams come in and they want to do something special and end up messing up the game in important situations.“That’s what I’ve experienced in the past, and you tend to get over-excited, and then you commit errors that can cost the team important runs.”World number one side South Africa also have one win from their two matches and will reach the semis themselves with a victory in south London.Pakistan and Sri Lanka began the Champions Trophy as underdogs but a big win each means they too face essentially a knockout game against each other on Monday.“For us as a team, it’s a very important game, yes,” added Kohli. “So it is the same for South Africa as well.“As a cricketer, honestly, I crave games like this. You want to be part of matches that are as important as this one. Then if you perform in that and your team gets across the line, it’s a different feeling.” ‘Proteas better when they are relaxed’South Africa captain AB de Villiers has struggled with the bat so far at this tournament, scoring four against Sri Lanka before suffering the first golden duck in 221 ODIs in the second game against Pakistan.“I’m still in good form. Still hitting the ball well, as always,” said De Villiers.“It’s just a matter of going out and doing it. There’s nothing I can say here that’s going to change anything except for that I still believe I can and hopefully I’ll prove that tomorrow.”South Africa haven’t made the Champions Trophy final since winning the inaugural edition in 1998 and De Villiers, like Kohli, is calling for a composed display from his team.“It is a must-win game, but we’ve played quite a few of them in the last 12 to 18 months and we’ve had a lot of success in those must-win games,” added the 33-year-old.“The guys generally perform better if they are relaxed in their mind sets and not too tense. That’s partly my responsibility, to make sure there’s no panic.“It’s really important to stay calm, not get over-excited. The tendency will be there, because we all live for these kinds of moments.“That’s why we play cricket. We want to play on the big stage against the big teams and tomorrow is one of those games.”(BBC Sport) Sri Lanka will qualify if…They beat Pakistan or if their game is abandoned and there is a result in the game between India and South Africa India will qualify if…They beat South Africa or if the game is abandoned              Group B permutationslast_img read more