National Sports Award 2014
The Mauritius Sports Council in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth & Sports organised the 29th Edition of the National Sports Award Gala Night 2014 on Friday 30 January 2015 at the J & J Auditorium in the presence of:
- Hon. Showkutally Soodhun, Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Housing and Lands
- Hon. Pravind Jugnauth, Minister of Technology, Communication & Innovation
- Hon. Yogida Sawmynaden, Minister of Youth & Sports
- Hon. Leela Devi Dookhun, Minister of Education and Human Resources, Minister of Tertiary Education and Scientific Research
- Hon. Mahen Kumar Seeruttun, Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security
- Hon. Soomilduth Bholah, Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives
- Hon. Marie Roland Alain WONG YEN CHEONG, M.S.K, Minister of Civil Service Affairs
- Mr. Ismael Valimamode, Commissioner of Sports & Health in Rodrigues
- Mr. V.K. Daby, Chairman of the Mauritius Sports Council , Members and staff
- Mr. Philippe Hao Thyn Voon, President of the Mauritius National Olympic Committee
- Mr. Michael Glover, CVO, Chief Executive of Trust Fund for Excellence in Sports
- Mr. Jacques Malié, MSK, Chairman of the Panel Committee of the National Sports Award
- Mr. Giandev Moteea, Chairman of the “Club Maurice”
- Advisors of the Ministry of Youth & Sports
- Representatives of Panagora Marketing Company Ltd
- Representatives of National Sports Federations, athletes, coaches and
- the Press
The representatives of the under mentioned companies who sponsored the National Sports Award 2014 were also present for the Gala Night.
|Mauritius Telecom/Orange||Mr. Kapildeo Reesaul, Executive Head Commercial|
|Mauvilac||Mr. Alexandre Roland Maurel, Chief Executive Officer|
|Nestlé’s Products (Mauritius) Ltd||Mr. Alan Brelu Brelu, Cluster Manager|
|Mauritius Post and Cooperative Bank Ltd||Mr. Nitianand Seebocus, Head of Retail|
|Furnicon||Mr. Rahim Neetoo, Director|
|City Sport||Mr. Dominique Filleul, Director|
|Mauritius Professsional Football League||Mr. Deelen Sinnasamy, Director of Administration|
|Bank of Mauritius||Mrs. Marjorie Marie Agnes Heerah Pampusa|
|Plyfoam||Mr. Shakeel Syed, Director|
|Fondateur de Grace Centre Foundation||Mr. Appadoo, Chief Executive Officer|
The winners for the National Sports Award 2014 are as follows:
|NAME||SPORTS DISCIPLINE||CASH PRIZE||SPONSORED BY|
ST PIERRE Joseph Kennedy
(Represented by his mother)
|Boxing||Rs 100,000/-||Mauritius Telecom/Orange|
|SPORTSWOMAN||LEGENTIL Marie Christianne||Judo||Rs 100,000/-||Furnicon|
|JUNIOR SPORTSMAN||GUKHOOL Wasiim||Table Tennis||Rs 60,000/-||Mauvilac|
|JUNIOR SPORTSWOMAN||POO CHEONG Elodie||Swimming||Rs 60,000/-||Mauritius Post and Cooperative Bank Ltd|
|MOST PROMISING SPORTSMAN||BONGOUT Jean Bernard Alexandre||Badminton||Rs 50,000/-||Nestlé’s Products (Mauritius) Ltd|
|MOST PROMISING SPORTSWOMAN||MARTIN Sephora||Badminton||Rs 50,000/-||Bank of Mauritius|
COACH OF THE YEAR 2014
|BAZILE Judex(represented by Mrs. BAZILE Judex)||Boxing||Rs 50,000/-||Plyfoam|
|COACH OF THE YEAR 2014 ‘SPORTS COLLECTIFS’||BHUGEERATHEE Michel Jean Marie||Basketball||Rs 50,000/-||Fondateur de Grace Centre Foundation (J & J Auditorium)|
|TEAM OF THE YEAR 2014 ‘SPORTS INDIVIDUELS’||All Africa Senior Badminton Championship Team 2014||Badminton||Rs 60,000/-||City Sport|
|TEAM OF THE YEAR 2014 ‘SPORTS COLLECTIFS’||Senior National Team||Rugby||Rs 60,000/-||Mauritius Professsional Football League|
|Sportsman of the Year 2014 (Handisports)||Cedric Ravet||Physically Handicapped Persons Sports Federation||Rs 25,000/-||Ministry of Youth & Sports / Mauritius Sports Council|
|Sportswoman of the Year 2014 (Handisports)||Miss Sheena Bhikhea||Aurally Handicapped Persons Sports Federation||Rs 25,000/-||Ministry of Youth & Sports / Mauritius Sports Council|
Trophies were offered to all winners by the Mauritius Sports Council.
A gift comprising of a mobile phone was also offered to both Handisports Athletes by Mauritius Telecom / Orange.
Mr. Dominique Filleul of City Sport presented a gift voucher of Rs 1,500 to Hon. Yogida Sawmynaden, Minister of Youth & Sports which will be remitted to all nominees of the National Sports Award 2014.
Similar to the National Sports Award 2013, the Mauritius Sports Council has decided to award a Special Prize to the Best Photograph which was published in the press for the year 2014.
Mr. Rashid MUKOON from 24 Hr Info is the winner and he has been offered a Trophy and a cheque of
Rs 15,000/- remitted by Hon. Yogida Sawmynaden, Minister of Youth & Sports.
The athletes / gold medalist of different sports discipline who represented the Indian Ocean Island Games (I.O.I.G) of 1985 and 2003 were invited on stage accompanied by 12 youngsters of the Ecole de Foot.
During the Gala night, the guests were entertained by various artists namely:
- Jane Constance
- Baraka Cirk
- Vahini Dance Group
- Lespri Ravann
- Ming Tek Centre
- Panchamukam with Yorshini & Jason
The hostesses were dressed by City sport.
Artistic Director: Mr. Percy Yip Tong
Video Clips of Nominees for National Sports Award 2014