Category: Sports

Stadium in east to be completed by early February

Stadium in east to be completed by early February

The installation of an artificial football pitch at the stadium in East End/Long Look took a significant step forward over the last few days following the arrival of Heribert Hammes, a FIFA-approved installation expert, who has vast experience in overseeing […]

by / on September 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM /
Exciting matches open national league

Exciting matches open national league

BVI Football Association – The 2016/17 National League kicked off in fine style on Sunday, September 18, in front of a large crowd and two exciting matches on the A.O. Shirley Ground. The first game saw two teams – Panthers […]

by / on September 20, 2016 at 6:24 AM /
Fair Play for women

Fair Play for women

The British Virgin Islands Football Association (FA) has approved its Women Committee’s plans to introduce a ‘Fair Play’ award in its national nine-a-side league this season. The award, which is called CAPS Leadership Award, will be presented to the team […]

by / on September 14, 2016 at 4:46 AM /
‘I am optimistic for the future’

‘I am optimistic for the future’

While declaring that the BVI Football Association now has a clear pathway for youths from five years old to senior representative levels, President of the Association Andy Bickerton said sponsors are being sought to join in the “increased interest” in […]

by / on September 8, 2016 at 6:36 AM /
‘This is the fight of my life’

‘This is the fight of my life’

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff The man who has been the new face of boxing in the British Virgin Islands, Julan ‘Iron Fist’ Brown, will face the test of his life at seven o’ clock this evening, August […]

by / on August 31, 2016 at 7:57 AM /
Football league in the offing with $11K up for grabs

Football league in the offing with $11K up for grabs

The BVI Football Association National League will kick off on Sunday, September 18, and is expected to be hotly contested with a total prize money of $11,000. The league, which is the start of a full calendar of football for […]

by / on August 30, 2016 at 6:06 AM /
Harrigan-Scott will not compete in future Olympics

Harrigan-Scott will not compete in future Olympics

Tahesia Harrigan-Scott will no longer perform at the Olympic Games, according to the BVI Olympic Committee. The 34-year-old veteran was among four athletes who represented the British Virgin Islands (BVI) at the just-concluded Olympics in Rio, Brazil, but did not […]

by / on August 23, 2016 at 12:06 PM /
BVI wraps up Rio trip without win

BVI wraps up Rio trip without win

The British Virgin Islands today ended its medal hunt at the Olympic Games in Brazil, where none of its four representatives managed to move beyond the first round of their respective competitions. Shot putter Eldred Henry was the last to […]

by / on August 18, 2016 at 9:35 AM /
Walwyn agrees with coach 100 percent

Walwyn agrees with coach 100 percent

Minister responsible for sports Myron Walwyn said the government has ‘done a lot’ for sport, but there is room or more to be done. He made the declaration in response to coach Willis Todman, who this week lamented that local […]

by / on August 18, 2016 at 8:41 AM /
Bahamas dives for gold; Jamaica cops bronze

Bahamas dives for gold; Jamaica cops bronze

In one of the most dramatic races at the Olympic Games underway in Brazil, Shaunae Miller from the Bahamas dived across the finish line to win gold in the 400 metres on Monday evening, August 15. An apparently exhausted Miller, […]

by / on August 15, 2016 at 11:31 PM /