Long Jump Thai Williams, LU Sarea Alexander, UIW Tristyn Allen, SHSU Men’s Newcomer of the Year – Jamie Crowe, LamarIn Crowe’s first season with the Cardinals, he helped solidify Lamar’s dominance in men’s indoor distance running with his win in the 5,000m and leading a 1-2 finish ahead of teammate Matthew Arnold in the 3,000m. Triple Jump Sarea Alexander, UIW Tristyn Allen, SHSU Natayla Nance, HBU Men’s Athlete of the Year – Tyler Adams, Sam Houston StateAdams emphatically paced the Bearkats to their third consecutive team indoor championship, tallying 34 points behind gold medals in the heptathlon, high jump and long jump. Weight Throw Joshua Hernandez, SHSU Morgan Knight, ACU Kyrin Tucker, NSU High Jump Tyler Adams, SHSU Eric Moore, UCA Lentz Similien, MCN The 2018 Southland Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held from May 4-6 in San Antonio, Texas, hosted by UIW. Men’s Outstanding Running Events Performer – Jamie Crowe, LamarJamie Crowe dominated the distance running events, taking gold medals in the 3,000m and 5,000m, helping pace Lamar to a fourth-place team finish. DMR LU: C. Kelly, W. Slaughter, K. Fallon, M. Arnold SFA: L. Deramus, C. Fentress, D. Murphy, E. Rotich UCA: M. Schweikert, M. Keeton, S. Sullivan, J. Jeandree Pole Vault Antonio Ruiz, SFA Clayton Fritsch, SHSU James Manders, AMCC 60m Thai Williams, LU Daijah Washington, SLU Dominique Taylor, LU 3,000m Jamie Crowe, LU Matthew Arnold, LU Garett Cortez, UIW 60m Hurdles Fabian McCall, SHSU Tremayne Flagler, NSU Darion Dunn, MCN Women’s Outstanding Running Events Performer – Rabea Schöneborn, Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiSchöneborn handily took gold in the 3,000m and 5,000m events. The senior Islander won the 3,000m by nearly five seconds and smashed the previous meet record in the 5,000m (16:36.01) by 9.55 seconds, finishing in 16:26.46 to win by almost 17 seconds over second place. Women’s Freshman of the Year – Kelsey Ramirez, Stephen F. AustinIn her first season as a Ladyjack, Ramirez found her way on to the podium with a silver medal finish in the mile run, one of two competitors finishing in under five minutes. She also ran the anchor leg of SFA’s second-place distance medley relay squad. 60m Chris Jefferson, SHSU Kie’Ave Harry, NSU Michael McGruder, NSU 400m Natashia Jackson, NSU Teona Spivey, SHSU Erekha Sebastion, UIW 2018 Southland Conference Men’s Indoor Track & Field All-Conference Teams Both shot their way into the conference record books last week in Birmingham, Ala., as Adams also won his third straight Outstanding Field Events Performer award and Williams was named Women’s Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive indoor season after two gold medal performances and a broken meet record. Pole Vault Kaylee Bizzell, SFA Hannah McWilliams, AMCC Carson Dingler, SFA Event First Second Third Southland Conference indoor track & field superlatives are nominated and voted upon by the league’s head coaches. Voting for oneself or one’s own athletes is not permitted. First, Second and Third Team All-Conference distinction is given to the first, second and third place finishers in each championship event final. Men’s Freshman of the Year – Zachary Johnson, Sam Houston StateThe Bearkat freshman put on a well-rounded performance in his first trip to Birmingham, taking second in the triple jump and sixth in the long jump as part of Sam Houston’s third-straight men’s team title. 800m Alex Hanson, UCA Daniel Shelton, HBU Deion Hardy, UIW Mile Allyson Girard, AMCC Kelsey Ramirez, SFA Georgia Tuckfield, LU For athletes that achieved qualifying marks this season, the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be hosted by Texas A&M from March 9-10 at the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium in College Station. Long Jump Tyler Adams, SHSU Isaiah Pittman, SFA Michael Strong, UNO High Jump Hannah Noble, UCA Quanese Jones-Young, NSU Sashane Hanson, AMCC 4x400m SFA: K. Gleason, C. Fentress, D. Murphy, T. Hawkins ACU: A. Williams, J. Williams, L. Bloomfield, T. Hawkins SHSU: Z. Gasca, F. McCall, E. Pouncy, L. Coleman Women’s Coach of the Year – Dave Self, Sam Houston StateSelf also earned his third-straight Women’s Coach of the Year awards after leading the Bearkats to their third consecutive and sixth overall team title. This year, the team finished with 123 points, 28 clear of second place. Women’s Outstanding Field Events Performer – Sarea Alexander, UIWAlexander earned a gold in the triple jump and silver in the long jump at the 2018 championships, helping the Cardinals to a sixth-place team finish with 56.5 points. 60m Hurdles Daeshon Gordon, NSU Jerica Love, UIW Dominique Taylor, LU 2018 Southland Conference Women’s Indoor Track & Field All-Conference Teams 200m Chris Jefferson, SHSU Amir James, NSU Lawrence Coleman, SHSU Shot Put Stevon Crooks, SLU Morgan Knight, ACU Cedric Paul, NSU Dave Self also repeated as both Men’s and Women’s Coach of the Year, earning both accolades for the third consecutive season. His Bearkat men have now won three team titles while the women have won six. 400m Maverick Bowleg, SLU Tedrick Hawkins, SFA Kerry Gleason, SFA Women’s Athlete of the Year – Thai Williams, LamarWilliams earned her second-straight Athlete of the Year award with a meet-record breaking 60m dash gold medal (7.37) to go along with her first-place finish in the long jump. The Cardinals finished seventh as a team with 54 team points. Event First Second Third DMR SHSU: C. Grigsby, K. Church, J. Eckford, M. Seales SFA: L. Davis, K. Sanders, S. Ford, K. Ramirez UIW: S. Diaz, G. Odendahl, D. Allen, K. Ramirez 800m Camry Grigsby, SHSU Dominique Allen, UIW LaSean Davis, SFA Men’s Coach of the Year – Dave Self, Sam Houston StateSelf has confidently led Sam Houston State to three consecutive team titles in as many years. With the program since 2005, his team tallied 128 total points in this year’s championships, finishing 25 ahead of runner-up Stephen F. Austin. It is the largest margin of victory for his team in the last three seasons. Weight Throw Yarixza Rivera, SHSU Lonnie Smith, ACU Alanna Arvie, MCN FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State senior Tyler Adams and Lamar junior Thai Williams are the 2018 Southland Conference Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Year, the league announced Thursday along with the first, second and third team all-conference athletes and individual superlative winners. Southland Athletes of the Year are presented by Ready Nutrition. Mile Deion Hardy, UIW Keith Fallon, LU Joshua Wilkins, NSU Triple Jump Brian O’Bonna, LU Zachary Johnson, SHSU Ceaser Stephens, NSU Heptathlon Tyler Adams, SHSU Hunter Key, SFA James Manders, AMCC 4x400m NSU: C. Willis, N. Jackson, W. Lageroy, D. Moore SFA: I. Nave, D. Jackson, T. Williams, A. Teel SHSU: T. Spivey, K. Dixon, K. Church, C. Grigsby Shot Put Ashley Davis, SLU Kristine Hanks, SHSU Kayla Melgar, ACU 200m De’Shalyn Jones, NSU Natashia Jackson, NSU Kendesha Ingraham, SLU 3,000m Rabea Schöneborn, AMCC Alexandria Hackett, ACU Michaela Hackett, ACU Men’s Outstanding Field Events Performer – Tyler Adams, Sam Houston StateTyler Adams won the heptathlon for the fourth consecutive year, tallying a final score of 5,544 points – the third-highest in overall conference history. In addition, he took gold in the standalone long jump and high jump, and sixth in the 60m hurdles to finish as the high point scorer with 34, breaking the previous meet record of 27 set in 1994. This mark’s Adams’ third-straight field events award. 5,000m Rabea Schöneborn, AMCC Alexandria Hackett, ACU Michaela Hackett, ACU Women’s Newcomer of the Year – Rabea Schöneborn, Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiIn her first Islander campaign, Schöneborn helped pace Corpus Christi to its best program finish in history. The Islanders finished sixth with 69 total points, paced by her gold medals in the 3,000m and 5,000m. 5,000m Jamie Crowe, LU Nathan Jones, MCN Garett Cortez, UIW Pentathlon Grace McKenzie, MCN Courtney Lord, SHSU Migle Miraskaite, LU
UCA (12-17) finally pulled away in a spirited contest that saw eight ties and five lead changes when Maddie Goodner’s two free throws gave them a 70-63 lead with 2:03 left. Still, the Sugar Bears had to survive one last run from the Bearkats (16-13), who drew to 72-70 on a Jennifer Oramas 3-pointer with 52 seconds left.Orr’s free throws with 34 seconds remaining proved to be the winning margin as the UCA defense denied any chance of a Sam Houston State miracle by forcing a pair of missed treys. It was their ability to silence the Bearkats’ long range game that helped fuel the victory, as they held them to 3-for-16 shooting beyond the arc in the final three quarters after allowing Sam Houston State to connect on four of their first five 3-pointers in the opening 10 minutes.”Coach got on us a little bit, so we picked up the defense,” said Canaday.The Sugar Bears also received a huge boost from Hannah Langhi, who scored 12 points and added five rebounds in 33 minutes off the bench despite spending much of Wednesday in bed due to strep throat.The Bearkats put daylight between themselves and the Sugar Bears when they used a 9-0 run early in the third quarter to take a 47-40 lead at the 6:15 mark. Amber Leggett capped the spurt when she scored off an Oramas assist that led to a Central Arkansas time out.Orr would not let the Sugar Bears go quietly, putting the bulk of the offense on her shoulders. The second team All-Southland guard knocked down a trey that pushed UCA within 53-49 before a pair of Alana Canady free throws cut the deficit to 53-51 with a minute to go in the third.Both teams kept the fans entertained in an exciting first half that saw seven ties and three lead changes. Despite being outrebounded and outshot for much of the first 20 minutes, UCA was able to stay in the game because of its ability to convert Sam Houston State miscues into baskets, turning 12 SHSU turnovers into 17 points.Sam Houston State was also hampered by the loss of starters Dominque Maxwell and Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year Jaylonn Walker, both of whom fouled out in the fourth quarter. UCA’s constant forays to the basket led to them going 8-for-11 from the line in the final 10 minutes and 20-for-32 overall.Walker was limited to just 3-for-12 shooting and finished with 12 points and three rebounds.”We played hard, but I thought we let some possessions get away from us,” said Sam Houston State’s Ravon Justice, the conference’s Coach of the Year. “We didn’t stop fighting, but we had too many defensive breakdowns to a well-coached team.” “They just played hard,” said UCA coach Sandra Rushing. “We didn’t play all the time, but they played hard and never quit.””I just wanted to literally do everything I could to keep our team advancing,” said Orr, who added 13 rebounds, seven steals and five assists in 36 minutes of play.”Kam is a ‘follow as I do’ person,” said freshman Alana Canady, who scored 10 points and added a pair of rebounds. “She rallies us. When we see her attacking the basket, we want to attack, too. When we see her rebound, we’re going to rebound, too.”Orr’s intensity on the defensive end helped pay off for the Sugar Bears, who scored 25 points off 18 Bearkats’ turnovers.WBB: Kamry Orr is on ??!#8 seed @UCAWBB goes up 58-55 over @bearkatswbb. 9:13 left in 4th.?? https://t.co/bJwBcUU3J2 ???? @espn apps#EatEmUpKats #BearClawsUp #SouthlandStrong #ChampWeek #ncaaW pic.twitter.com/iNMlZRLdGM— #SouthlandStrong (@SouthlandSports) March 14, 2019 Box Score | Photo GalleryKATY, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Kamry Orr played Thursday’s Southland Conference women’s basketball tournament opener in such a manner that Sam Houston State was unable to overcome.Orr scored a game-high 29 points to help the No. 8 Sugar Bears pull off a 76-71 upset over the No. 5 Bearkats at Merrell Center, snapping the team’s five-game losing streak. The victory means UCA will now face. No. 4 Abilene Christian at 11 a.m. CT on Friday in the first of two second-round games.WBB: The #8 seed is still alive! @UCAWBB places its magnet on the big backstage bracket, moving on to a 2nd round matchup with ACU Friday.#BearClawsUp #SouthlandStrong ??@UCASports @UCABears pic.twitter.com/q8CeWxK3Zy— #SouthlandStrong (@SouthlandSports) March 14, 2019
FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Lexie Ducat is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.The senior forward led the Wildcats (5-1) to a 1-1 record on the road last week, averaging 18 points and six rebounds to go along with a pair of steals. The Brock, Texas, product shot 7-for-11 from the field against Oklahoma and was just two rebounds shy of a double-double performance against the Sooners.Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Lexie Ducat, Abilene Christian – Sr. – Forward – Brock, TexasDucat averaged 18 points and six rebounds per game last week, pacing the Abilene Christian offense with a 65.2-percent shooting average. She opened the week with 20 points and eight rebounds against Oklahoma to mark the Wildcats’ highest individual scoring performance against a power-five school since the 2017 season. Ducat then followed up with 16 points over Portland to secure 76-69 road win for the Wildcats. Ducat is shooting 69.2 percent from the field this season, ranking seventh nationally for field goal percentage.Honorable Mention: Jadyn Pimentel, Lamar; Rayah Haynes, McNeese; Celica Sterling, Southeastern Louisiana; Aiyana Johnson, Stephen F. Austin; Alexes Bryant, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.
DESORMEAUX’S IRISH HEATWAVE TAKES ON FAMILIAR RIVALS AS HE HEADS SATURDAY’S $100,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF SPRINT AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN SANTA ANITA’S HILLSIDE TURF
Race 3 of 11 Approximate post time 12:30 p.m. PTOur Silver Oak–Drayden Van Dyke–120Teacher’s Treasure–Edgar Payeras–120Takeo Squared–Rafael Bejarano–120Irish Heatwave–Assael Espinoza–122Listing–Mario Gutierrez–124Tivan–Kent Desormeaux–124Offshore Affair–Tyler Baze–124 Special early first post time for an 11-race card on Saturday is at 11:30 a.m. Admission gates will open at 9:30 a.m. and Early Bird Wagering will be offered in the Top ‘O Stretch area beginning at 8 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.comor call (626) 574-RACE. DESORMEAUX’S IRISH HEATWAVE TAKES ON FAMILIAR RIVALS AS HE HEADS SATURDAY’S $100,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF SPRINT AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN SANTA ANITA’S HILLSIDE TURF RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED RUNNERSARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2019)–Trainer Keith Desormeaux’s late running Irish Heatwave will head a field of seven California-bred or sired sophomores at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in Saturday’s $100,000 California Cup Turf Sprint, which is a part of the lucrative Golden State Series.Primary among his competition are Reddam Racing’s homebred Listing, Academic Farms’ homebred Teacher’s Treasure and trainer Doug O’Neill’s Takeo Squared.IRISH HEATWAVEOwner: Calumet FarmTrainer: Keith DesormeauxA colt by legendary late stallion Unusual Heat, he comes off a gutty nose win over Listing down the hillside turf on Jan. 1. A half length winner of a one mile turf maiden special weight versus state-breds two starts back on Nov. 3, he bids for his third consecutive win with apprentice Asa Espinoza up. A late runner who’ll be making his fifth career start, Irish Heatwave could be victimized by what appears to a lack of pace in the Turf Sprint lineup.LISTINGOwner: Reddam Racing, LLCTrainer: Ben CecilBy Paul Reddam’s Square Eddie and out of his Yonaguska mare Marquis Diamond, Listing is the only horse in the field to have defeated Irish Heatwave, as he prevailed over his rival by 7 ½ lengths in the state-bred I’m Smokin Stakes, which was Listing’s first start on Aug. 31 at Del Mar. By California’s current top stallion, look for Listing to bring his “A-Game” in the Turf Sprint, which will be his fifth career start.TEACHER’S TREASUREOwner: Academic FarmsTrainer: Eddie TrumanA chestnut gelding by Square Eddie, he’s done little wrong, finishing no worse than third in four starts. Out of the Half Term mare Corissa’s Birthday, Teacher’s Treasure pressed the pace throughout and was third, beaten 1 ¼ lengths in a hillside turf allowance won by Irish Heatwave on Jan. 1 and certainly rates an upset chance with regular pilot Edgar Payeras back in the saddle.TAKEO SQUAREDOwner: EC Racing, LLC, MyRacehorse.com, Lyle Egan and Steve RothblumTrainer: Doug O’NeillFourth, beaten 2 ¼ lengths in the same hillside turf allowance that Irish Heatwave, Listing, Teacher’s Treasure and Offshore Affair exit, the same hillside allowance on New Year’s Da. Takeo Squared, who was bred by EC Racing and Rothblum, is yet another gelded son of Square Eddie. Devoid of early foot, he’ll hope to make his presence felt from off the pace in what will be his ninth career start.THE $100,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF SPRINT WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDER
XBTV’s TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL PORTAL HAS EXCLUSIVE WORKOUT VIDEOS, INTERVIEWS & MOREFebruary 20, 2020 (Arcadia, CA) – For the first time ever, videos of the top Triple Crown race contenders are now available in one place and on-demand as XBTV unveils Triple Crown Trail, a portal on the XBTV.com website specifically for the Classic-bound three-year-olds. The portal is loaded with exclusive workout videos, interviews and handicapping insights and analysis not available anywhere else, including:Workout videos from top horses stabled in California, Florida, New York and more.Trainer and jockey interviews and features.Interactive Kentucky Derby Points list, updated weekly.Replays of prep races.With fewer than 75 days until the Kentucky Derby, experienced handicappers and racing fans around the world are starting to build their own Triple Crown Watch Lists and XBTV’s Triple Crown Trail portal is the perfect tool for the task. Horses will move on and off of the Triple Crown Trail as their connections determine.The Triple Crown Trail also will feature Jeff Siegel’s weekly Top 20 Rankings, which will begin next Tuesday. Siegel is not only a well-respected handicapper and bettor, but he has the unique distinction of being a successful, veteran owner in addition to being a lifelong racing fan. The horses listed on both Siegel’s ranking and the list of Kentucky Derby points leaders are linkable to the available XBTV video files of each horse.In just over three years, XBTV has accumulated a library of over 28,000 workouts from coast-to-coast. These vast resources are searchable and are available anytime, free of charge on XBTV.To access XBTV’s Triple Crown Trail section, visit https://www.xbtv.com/triple-crown-trail/.
FOUR AND COUNTING–JOCKEY FLAVIEN PRAT HOLDS UP FOUR FINGERS FOLLOWING HIS WIN ABOARD TIGRE DI SLUGO ($6.80) IN SUNDAY’S SIXTH RACE AT SANTA ANITA.
FOUR AND COUNTING–JOCKEY FLAVIEN PRAT HOLDS UP FOUR FINGERS FOLLOWING HIS WIN ABOARD TIGRE DI SLUGO ($6.80) IN SUNDAY’S SIXTH RACE AT SANTA ANITA. WITH FOUR WINS FROM HIS FIRST FIVE MOUNTS, PRAT HAS ONE REMAINING MOUNT, THE PHIL D’AMATO-TRAINED BLUE SKY BABY IN THE SEVENTH RACE, THE GRADE III, $100,000 SWEET LIFE STAKES.
Rugby league in Papua New Guinea has achieved a significant boost with the number of international matches involving the Kumuls set to rise significantly over the next few years.The PNG delegation to the recent Rugby League International Federation meeting in Sydney also pushed for a much larger slice of the action at the 2017 World Cup.Instead of staging just one or two matches, they want hosting rights for a complete group.Brad Tassell, the Chief Executive of the PNG Rugby Football League, told Pacific Beat the RLIF is also very keen for PNG to host a pool.”We put a really strong case in regards to it which is still being assessed but we’re pretty confident we will get the nod to do that with all the development that’s happening particularly the rugby league programs and all the facilities up here,” he said.”I think there is a real groundswell of support – at the meeting we had delegates from all around the world and they’ve heard a lot of things about what’s happening in Papua New Guinea, the rejuvenation on the game, everyone knew about the PNG Hunters as well from around the world.”So there’s a real focus on Papua New Guinea at the moment and being a nation of seven million people and having rugby league as a national sport, its vital that PNG are strong on the international scene.”The PNG delegation also called for the revival of the Pacific Cup as a four-nation, biannual event between PNG, Samoa, Tonga and Fiji. PNG wants to host the first tournament in the off-season in October next year .”We need to get up regular international games between the Pacific nations,” Mr Tassell said.”It’s after the end of the NRL season, the end of the Queensland Cup season when players will be available and we’ll be expecting the release of those players to compete in that tournament.”PNG also wants the go ahead for a one-off international this year and Mr Tassell said it would be against either Samoa or Italy on October 19.Mr Tassell says the RLIF meeting was vital for Pacific nations to impress on the world body that they need to play regular test matches.It’s proposed that in the year when the Pacific Cup isn’t played, Pacific nations would hold a test series – PNG versus Fiji and Samoa versus Tonga.”We need to play more test matches, we need to give our players more international exposure and that’s the only way that we’re going to improve,” he said.Women’s soccer misses out on moneyMeanwhile, the vice-president of the Papua New Guinea Football Association, Linda Wonuhali, has criticised the PNG government for failing to come to the aid of the Women’s National League.The competition has been cancelled for 2014 after the FA failed to find a new sponsor.It’s a blow for the women’s game in the run-up to the Pacific Games in Port Moresby next year, where PNG will be the defending champions.While the government’s focus is on rugby league, Ms Wonuhali argues that soccer has far greater potential on the international stage.She told Pacific Beat that they will battle on, with or without the government’s assistance.”It does not discourage us – in August, we have the girls under 15 (team) that is leaving for the Youth Olympics in China and then we are hosting the Four Nations Cup so that will keep us fit and also these are internationally-recognised games that we are participating for this year – we’re not going to give up,” she said.Ms Wonuhali says she’s very disappointed that there’s significant sponsorship for the men’s game and sports like rugby league get government funding as well but women’s soccer misses out on government help.”I am very, very upset. To me, honestly, if you are looking at performance based on money, I think soccer is doing much, much better than rugby but even the men’s competition in soccer does not seem to get a lot of support from the government.”It is really frustrating to see that the government is not fair in contributing to other sports.”Everyone of us are playing the same game here trying to promote sports and have our young people stay out of trouble.” – Radio Australia
In second place is Teau McKenzie, also from the Cook Islands with 11 points while Rose Numa from PNG is in third place.A total of 12 races will be conducted in the Fairfax Harbour competition. So far four races have been run while the fifth and sixth will be conducted today.Meanwhile, Mark Spearman from Australia is leading the men’s laser team race. In second spot is also another Australian, Thomas Vincent on 13 points while Maxim Mazard from New Caledonia is running third.
This was the statement made by Oceania Football Confederation and PNG Football Association President, David Chung, during the opening of the two-day maintenance seminar this week in Port Moresby.The seminar that was run by FIFA had trainers fly in from the FIFA headquarters in Switzerland.They were Daniel Krebs, football facilities and income generation program manager, Mark Jennings-Temple, FIFA football turf and natural grass consultant and Steven Guley, FIFA facilities consultant. The seminar was attended by facilities and turf managers from within the Oceania Confederation. This included participants from American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tonga, Vanuatu and host country Papua New Guinea. Chung said the workshop will enhance the participants’ skills in maintaining the field quality in order to have quality football fields for their players to enjoy. “I am sure that all of you will benefit from sharing ideas and also from learning from the FIFA experts who are here to ensure you learn as much from them and bring back your knowledge to implement in your respective countries,” said Chung. He said FIFA’s Forward Football Development program has committed USD25 million so far in the Oceania region since 2008 in building football facilities, and such workshops are beneficial to ensure the investment is sustainable. In welcoming the participants, Kreb said the objective of the seminar is to get them to learn about how to maintain their pitches and facilities. “Turf and facility maintenance is integral, therefore knowing how to maintain those two things will enable you to be strategic in your budgeting,” said Kreb.
The Magi have advanced in the offices of Anoeta and have given to the fans of the Royal Society one of the most deserved and expected renovations of the last months, the first team coach, Imanol Alguacil. Because the San Sebastian club has made effective this afternoon the clause that appeared in its contract whereby the Oriotarra coach renews for another season, until June 2021. Your current relationship expired at the end of this year. It is a mere formalism, something that is announced in the face of public opinion, because really this extension was already agreed and worked out before Christmas, as published by the Diario AS in December, and as Imanol himself explained in the interview He offered this newspaper in Christmas.When Imanol took over a year ago from the first Real team, he signed for a season and a half, reserving the club a unilateral option to extend his contract for another season if he met the planned objectives. In the Football Directorate they had the confidence that they had to execute that option in the final stretch of this campaign or at the end of it, as a symptom that expectations were being met with Imanol, who has never come to value that issue or to ask to be renewed, because for him it was secondary. Peror so good was 2019 with the oriotarra that at the end of the year he was already informed that he would be signed the optional year he had in his contract, so Imanol contacted his agent to explain the terms of his relationship with the Royal and that renewal. This Friday that renewal has become effective. Imanol himself has been delighted in statements offered to the official media of the club. “Already before renovating I said that I felt happy and valued, and this is a consequence of things going well, so I am very happy. They have always shown me their confidence and I have worked very safely, already in summer all decisions were agreed upon, so I didn’t need to renew to feel respected. Even before signing I felt valued, so this serves to extend the duration of this sense of respect that we all have, and hopefully it is not one more and there is more. Being from here, from the house and from the land, that the situation has changed so drastically, makes one feel very proud, and above all seeing that all the Real fan is happy, I get all that sweetie”, said the coach of the Real after signing his renovation in the offices of the Reale Arena with the president of the club, Jokin Aperribay.