It was a year ago that President of CP Athletic Development Academy Coach Peter Rickards was appointed to the Advisory Board of the Northeast Futsal Association.
Rickards has now been offered a position as a member of the Peterborough United Football Club Academy staff.
Rickards, is back on island this week to share new developments at the Futsal Intensive Camp to be held at Whitney Institute Gymnasium.
Coach Pete is also be able to provide a unique insight into the inner working of professional academies gained from first hand exposure with Peterborough United of late.
CP Athletic Development is a Bermuda based athletic development academy with a Futsal Academy program of over 60 members aged 6 to 27, which was started by Coach Pete and continues to run today with staff keeping the intensity that Coach Pete expects.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Mitchell & Simons Compete in New Jersey
Mitchell Flying High
Jyire Mitchell and Kai’Jun Simons competed in the 42nd Annual Kawasaki Race of Champions in New Jersey.
Both riders won a Division.
Mitchell stood on top of the 250 Pro/Expert "A" Class after riding to victory in both Moto’s, he would also be on the podium in the 450/Open Expert "A" Class finishing 2nd overall, this after finishing the first moto in 3rd place and then he finished 2nd in the second moto.
Simons would finish 3rd in the 250 Novice “C” Class, with three moto’s Simons finished 4th in the first moto, 5th in the second and 3rd in the final moto.
Simons would win the 450/Open Novice “C” Class, he would finish 3rd in the first moto, 2nd in the second moto and he would win the final moto of the Class.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Saltus Fall in CAIS Tournament Final
Saltus Grammar School U13s lost in the finals of the Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) Tournament in Ontario Canada to St. George’s School.
The score remained deadlocked 0-0 at half time, but St. George’s would score two unanswered goals in the second half to claim the tournament honors.
Saltus coach Richard Todd said, “Saltus can be proud of their accomplishment in their first year competing in the tournament.”
Earlier Saltus Under 13’s advance to Final after they defeated Upper Canada College on kicks from the Penalty Mark in the Semi-Final.
Saltus rallies from 2 goals down to level the game at 2 - 2 and played through a scoreless extra time.
The kicks went through 8 kickers before Saltus won 4-3.
Friday, October 19, 2018
Tokyo 2020 Unveil Paralympic Games Schedule
Tokyo 2020 have unveiled the competition schedule for the Paralympic Games in the Japanese capital.
Organizers have pledged to stage the "biggest and most exciting" edition of the event in two years' time.
The Games will take place between August 25th and September 6th and feature 540 events across 22 sports.
Nearly 4,500 athletes are expected, a record number.
The most popular sports have been spread out across the Games so "spectators can enjoy the dramatic highs and lows from the beginning to end", it is claimed.
Events have also been scheduled in a bid to make them "more accessible to families and a wide range of other people".
"Tokyo 2020 took a holistic approach when compiling the schedule, taking into account the athletes' experience and well-being, technical rules and regulations of the various International Federations (IFs), gender balance, the popularity of individual sports in Japan, operational considerations, and the global TV audience," a statement said.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) have approved the schedule.
Seven sports will see action a day after the Opening Ceremony on August 26th - track cycling, goalball, swimming, table tennis, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing and wheelchair rugby.
Athletics will take place in the Olympic Stadium between August 28th and September 5th, with Boccia played between August 29th and September 5th.
Triathlon will take center stage on August 29th and 30th with the wheelchair rugby final providing an early highlight on August 30th.
This marks a change to the usual schedule which normally sees team finals held towards the conclusion of the Games.
Road cycling will begin on September 1 with badminton and taekwondo, the two new sports on the Paralympic programme, taking place in week two from September 2nd to 6th and September 3rd to 5th respectively.
Wheelchair tennis finals will be held on September 4th and 5th with wheelchair basketball medal clashes on September 5th and 6th.
The men's and women's marathons will be held on the final day of the Games.
"The schedule for 12 days of fierce competition between a record 4,400 Paralympians from around the world has been framed," said Yoshiro Mori, President of Tokyo 2020.
"Twenty-two sports are scheduled, spread in a well-balanced manner across the length of the Games, so spectators can enjoy the dramatic highs and lows from beginning to end.
"From now on, I would like people from around the world to look forward to the Games.
"We believe that watching a powerful display of sporting prowess on-site, with the high performances of Paralympians who are pushing their limits to create the drama of the Games, will be an experience that reaches many people's hearts.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Saltus Win Group A in CAIS Championships in Toronto
The Saltus Grammar School began participating in the Canadian Association of Independent Schools Under 13 Boys’ National Football Championships in Ontario, Canada. This year’s event is being hosted by the Holy Trinity School in Richmond Hills, a suburb outside of Toronto. The team had a strong showing on day one as they went undefeated in group play.
In their opening match against Upper Canada College A, Saltus fell behind 1-0 in the first half as the team endured a nervous start. Play settled in the second half and Saltus would equalize through Essien Binns late in the match to finish 1-1 and earn a share of the points against the #1 tournament seed.
Saltus improved in their second group match to record a 2-0 win over Selwyn House. Ahri Daniels and Keiron Bean would both score in the first half to give Saltus control of the match. The team produced numerous chances to add to the score line in the second half, but failed to beat the goalkeeper.
The final group match saw the Saltus offense come alive as the team raced to a 5-0 halftime lead against Ashbury College. Bean would record a first half hat-trick along with single strikes from Bakari Furbert and Micah Hollis. Saltus would double the score in the second half with Furbert completing his hat-trick along with Thomas Ellison, Cooper McGuire and Daniels finding the back of the net.
The results from the Round Robin group matches placed Saltus at the top of Group A tied for 7 points with Upper Canada College. Saltus advances to the Championship Division as the #1 seed in Group A on the tie breaker, having conceded fewer goals than Upper Canada College in group matches.
Saltus are now grouped with St. George’s School, Sterling Hall School, and The York School in the Yellow Division of the Championship Draw.
The top two teams from Round Robin matches on Friday advance to the Semi-Finals for the Championship Division on Saturday.
Saltus Students: Jack Driscoll, Bakari Furbert, Jacob Adderley, Cole Packwood, Joao De Sa, Ahri Daniels, Keiron Bean, Micha Hollis, Thomas Ellison, Nathaniel Swan, Essien Binns, Nicholas Southern, James Morrison, Tristan Robinson, Cooper McGuire.
Coaches: John Barry Nusum, Richard Todd - Manager: Shayne Scott