Sporting Personalities in Barbados

Thursday, 31st July 2014
  Since January 2014 Josh Burke has been traveling competing in Hawaii at the ASP North shore Junior Pro at sunset beach Hawaii in the largest waves ever for a junior event 15-20ft Josh has represented Barbados at the ISA World Junior surfing games in Ecuador and was invited by his sponsor Billabong to compete and do product appearances/signings at the 11th annual Steel Pier Classic in Virginia Beach.  He won the Open Mens...
Wednesday, 28th May 2014
Roger Skeete – a motor sport icon   Whatever the sport, winning 12 editions of a top-line competition is a major achievement. And that is what the record shows for Roger ‘The Sheriff’ Skeete, between the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) first International All-Stage Rally in 1990 and Sol Rally Barbados 2011. And that record could stand for ever: only three others have won the region’s premier motor sport...
Thursday, 5th December 2013
  SHOOTING STARS IN THE CARIBBEAN     Last year the Great Britain Rifle team undertook an ambitious tour of the West Indies over four weeks and rounded it off with the Australia Match, one of the most prestigious events in international rifle shooting. The experienced Charles Brooks was Vice-Captain and has many happy memories as a sports tourist to the Caribbean…   You are a veteran Great Britain...
Thursday, 5th December 2013
    505 WORLD CHAMPION CLAAS LEHMANN will never forget his first trip to Barbados. The popular German surgeon recalls his visit with great delight…   What was your reaction when Barbados was first mooted as a possible destination for the 2013 505s World Championships?   I was really excited when I first heard that Barbados could become the venue for the 2013 Worlds, and of course, I then voted for...
Tuesday, 3rd December 2013
  CRICKET’S BIG HENDY   Henderson Wallace is one of the most popular personalities in Barbados cricket with a wealth of experience on and off the field. A former West Indies youth player and Professional Cricketer, he is currently a leading cricket broadcaster and Chairman of the Barbados national selectors. “Big Hendy” is an articulate commentator, deep thinker about the game and its future, and one of the...
Tuesday, 3rd December 2013
KEV’S CARIBBEAN ADVENTURE   Kevin O’Brien is the explosive Irish batsman who hit the fastest century in One-Day Cricket against England in the 2011 World Cup and who played for Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel in last year’s inaugural Limacol CPL. It was an unforgettable experience for the Irish all-rounder…  What was your first reaction when you learned of the opportunity to play in the Limacol CPL...
Tuesday, 3rd December 2013
ONE IN A MILLION FOOTBALL’S MASTER DOCTOR Ian Smith has been a perennial visitor to the Masters Football Tournament since inception and his big warm infectious smile shows he has lost none of his enthusiasm coming back to Barbados every year. The former Scottish professional footballer and qualified Doctor sings the praises for the organizers and claims he will keep returning even if he needs a walking stick! Ian shares his love...
Tuesday, 3rd December 2013
DON LOVED HIS GOLF AT THE SIR GARRY     Don Hanley is a semi-retired Northern Ireland businessman with a keen interest in sport and a passion for golf and rugby. He also enjoys the sunshine so when he heard about the Sir Garfield Sobers Golf Tournament it seemed the ideal place and time to holiday…     “I had been to Barbados before on a family holiday when I read about the Sir Garry Sobers Golf...
Tuesday, 3rd December 2013
BARBADOS SURFER GIRL   Known all over the world as “Barbados Surfer Girl” teenager Chelsea Tuach has made a meteoric rise in her sport and won more international awards and accolades in Barbados surfing than anyone in living memory. She’s a natural athlete, who is highly focused and has been in the sport since she was eight years old. Coached by Jim Hogan from Costa Rica and Mike Lamm in California she is on the...
Saturday, 31st August 2013
It is hard to believe Tino Best made his test debut as far back as 2003 as the colourful West Indian and Barbados fast bowler has all the energy and vitality of a young teenager breaking into the big time. Much of that comes down to his superb fitness and exuberance, sometimes overdone in the heat of battle. There have been many descriptions of his personality-abrasive, provocative and talkative being the most widely used, but there’s no...
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