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:


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



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.


Gift Voucher

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.


Special Prize

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.


‘Ancienne Gloire’

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

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Video Clips of Nominees for National Sports Award 2014

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