Recent Posts by Fred Sturrup, Sports Scope

Flag football fraternity poised for advancement

File Photo – Flag football’s climb to prominence within the local sports fraternity.

Flag football’s climb to prominence within the local sports fraternity has been amazing. In a short period of time, programs in New Providence, Grand Bahama and Abaco took off and league play became a constant popular sports/social element in the aforementioned islands. Interestingly enough the flag aspect of the sport experienced a growth pattern similar…
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Ministry of Sports expected to maximize opportunities

Despite the non-jurisdiction factor that the Government of The Bahamas must always adhere to, regarding the multiple federations and private sports programs in the land, there is a ministry in place that is expected to lead the national effort in maximizing opportunities. The Ministry of Sports has Michael Pintard as the substantive minister. The system…
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Jonquel Jones, a constant reminder of Coach McPhee’s quality mentoring

JONQUEL JONES

It is with great appreciation for sustained quality leadership in sports that I, from time to time, highlight the Coach Gladstone “Moon” McPhee/Jonquel Jones connection. On the one hand, there is Coach McPhee, an esteemed developer of youthful basketball talent, who also mentors young boys and girls about the obstacles of life. Coach McPhee, at…
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Plight of less affluent sports programs should be a focus

Mya Beneby

No doubt the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Michael Pintard, has seen a lot and heard much in three months at his new post, that should educate his thinking as he addresses the Bahamas Sports Brand going forward. He was recently at the Commonwealth Youth Ministers Conference in Uganda. Pintard flew from that African…
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