Warm welcome for Welsh footballers

09 July 2016

CARDIFF – Hundreds of thousands of supporters lined the streets of Cardiff on Friday to give a special welcome home to Wales’ European Football Championship squad. Chris Coleman’s team, featuring in a major tournament for the first time since the 1958 World Cup,... Read More


Barbados Under-17 CFU hopes still high

07 July 2016

BARBADOS LOST their final international warm-up football match to St Lucia 3-2 at the Wildey AstroTurf on Tuesday but the hopes are still high of winning the Caribbean Football Union’s Under-17 Caribbean Cup. The Barbados team took the lead in the early exchanges... Read More


Coaches getting better qualified

07 July 2016

THE UNIVERSITY of the West Indies (UWI) Academy of Sport has selected suitably qualified applicants to become certified football coach educators. On Tuesday, 22 participants started the two-week course. It is being conducted in partnership with the Belgium Football... Read More


Bajan U-17s beat St Lucia

05 July 2016

THE BARBADOS UNDER-17 football team received a much needed confidence booster last Sunday evening when they held off a courageous challenge from their St Lucian counterparts to win 2-1 at the Barbados Football Association (BFA) Wildey AstroTurf. Barbados will depart... Read More


A THORNY ISSUE: Game’s image takes a beating

29 June 2016

THE INK HAD BARELY DRIED on my article about Pinelands getting a 21-0 caning from UWI Blackbirds before Rendezvous were thumped 14-0 by the same opponents and surrendered at half-time. The scenarios were similar from the viewpoint that both teams were not at full... Read More


Chile stun Argentina to lift Copa again

27 June 2016

EAST RUTHERFORD - Chile upset favourites Argentina with a penalty shootout victory in the Copa America final at MetLife Stadium on Sunday to retain their title in the world’s oldest continental soccer competition. Chile earned themselves bragging rights as South... Read More


Messi retires from internationals

27 June 2016

EAST RUTHERFORD - Lionel Messi has said that he is to retire from international football after Argentina were beaten 4-2 by Chile in a penalty shootout in the Copa America final on Sunday, the fourth final the Barcelona striker has lost with the national side. Messi,... Read More


Charles F. the champs

25 June 2016

UNBELIEVABLE AND EXTRA SPECIAL. That was what coach Emerson Webster and physical education teacher Alphonza King said as Charles F. Broome Memorial Primary collected another sporting title yesterday. They won the Bico Primary Schools Football Competition from... Read More


English Premier League under no threat from EU exit

24 June 2016

LONDON – Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) will not harm the prestige of the world’s most popular domestic soccer competition, the Premier League said on Friday. Last season 432 European players were registered to play in the 20-team Premier League... Read More


Girls after goals

22 June 2016

THE FIRST AND MOST important objective of the Live Your Goals Football Festival campaign is to inspire and encourage women and girls to play football. This was the theme for the second edition of the Live Your Goals programme which was introduced to the St George... Read More


Blackbirds flying high

21 June 2016

THE Blackbirds of Cave Hill soared to the summit of the 2016 Premier League and claimed their first league championship when they embarrassed Banks Beer Champions Cup finalists Rendezvous on Sunday night at the Barbados Football Association’s Wildey AstroTurf. University... Read More


St Leonard’s kings

20 June 2016

SECONDARY SCHOOLS FOOTBALL has two new champions. St Leonard’s Boys are the new kings of the Barbados Secondary Schools Football League Under-14 division, while The Lodge won the girls’ title. St Leonard’s beat Harrison College 2-1 after the game went into extra time,... Read More


Course for women in football

17 June 2016

THE THIRD SEGMENT of the women’s football development programme for 2016-2017 will continue next week with an administrative course. This course was preceded by the coaching course and the launch of the Live Your Goals programme and will be conducted by FIFA’s facilitator... Read More


St Cyprian’s, Bay Primary in semis

15 June 2016

ST CYPRIAN’S BOYS’ and Bay Primary are the first teams to secure semi-final spots in the National Sports Council’s Bico Primary Schools Football Competition. St Cyprian’s thrashed Milton Lynch 5-1, while Bay Primary edged St Alban’s 2-1 in their quarter-finals at... Read More


A THORNY ISSUE: Pinelands deserve better

15 June 2016

THE UWI BLACKBIRDS’ recent 21-0 mauling of once mighty Pinelands wasn’t a true reflection of the standard of the Barbados Football Association’s (BFA) Premier League, but more so an indication that the present crop of Pinelands players may take it for granted what football... Read More


Wales the knockout kings

14 June 2016

NEIGHBOURHOOD CARE PHARMACY Weymouth Wales are the 2016 Banks Beer Champions Cup champions. The Carrington Village unit came from a goal down to defeat Rendezvous 4-1 on Sunday night at the Barbados Football Association’s Wildey AstroTurf. A large crowd watched... Read More


Real Madrid win penalty shootout to lift Champions League

28 May 2016

MILAN – Real Madrid were crowned European champions for an unprecedented 11th time when Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning penalty in a 5-3 shootout victory over Atletico Madrid on Saturday. The Champions League final had finished 1-1 after extra time with Sergio... Read More


Real Madrid win record 11th Champions League

28 May 2016

MILAN – Real Madrid won the Champions League with a 5-3 penalty shootout victory over Atletico Madrid in the final after Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning spot-kick at the San Siro on Saturday. The match finished 1-1 after extra time with Real captain Sergio Ramos... Read More


Real Madrid want more Champions League glory

28 May 2016

MILAN – Captain Sergio Ramos believes Real Madrid are as hungry to beat Atletico Madrid in Saturday’s Champions League final as they were two years ago when they beat their neighbours to land a 10th European Cup. It was Ramos who headed an injury-time equaliser to... Read More


Eyes on Goal

28 May 2016

THE BARBADOS FOOTBALL Association took the Live Your Goals Programme to Bay Primary School yesterday with a girls grassroots clinic. National players Tiffany White and Shanice Stevenson, who are ambassadors for the programme, were joined by FIFA referee Gillian Martindale... Read More


Ronaldo fit and ready for Champions League

26 May 2016

BARCELONA – Cristiano Ronaldo says he will be “100 per cent” in Saturday’s Champions League final as he attempts to fire Real Madrid to a record-extending 11th European Cup and further torment their city rivals, Atletico. The prolific Portuguese set alarm bells ringing... Read More




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