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Laurie Foster: Protecting Fuller’s legacy

first_imgLast Saturday, Manchester High School hosted the fourth staging of the Charlie Fuller Memorial field events meet. It was founded through the concept to relive the memory of a man who gave sterling support to track and field at the mid-island institution. The chief person who conceptualised the meet, still the engine that drives the event, is the former outstanding sprinter out of the neighbouring parish’s St Elizabeth Technical High School, Carlos Samuels. Issues of coaching leadership at the school have led Samuels elsewhere. Although he works assiduously to ensure otherwise, there is no doubt that the image of the event, could be tarnished. Fuller was a sporting personality, whose contribution to the upliftment and empowerment of the female track and field programme at Manchester High knew no limits. However, there were no geographic boundaries. This columnist recalls a trip to visit the Falmouth home of a girl from Vere Technical, who had been granted a track scholarship, just to offer congratulations and wish bon voyage. CLOUDS OF UNCERTAINTY With so many offers for Samuels’ talent as a coach and motivator of athletes, it is unlikely that his services will again be available to the Manchester team. What seems more likely is that with or without his invitation, some will want to take up residence within his new programme if logistically permissible. With all these clouds of uncertainty, where does this leave the event held to commemorate the excellence promoted and sustained by Fuller that was Manchester High School under his canopy of passionate support and stewardship? It must be remembered that even the inception of the event was contested by the organisers of the long-standing JAAA/Puma Invitational, held simultaneously crosstown at Kirkvine. They were not amused that competition would be coming from persons who once were aligned to their event. It is to the credit of the opposing parties and some fruitful dialogue following disruptive stand-offs that good sense triumphed and they can now coexist. An existing destructive culture may not allow this harmony to persist. Whatever happens, the CFMFEM should not suffer. The legacy of Charlie, his spirit of goodwill and malice to no one, need to be sustained. Foster’s Fairplay issues a fervent call for constant interaction with the parties to lift and sustain the positive direction in which the meet is now trending. It is incumbent on these stakeholders to ensure that this takes place. Do not allow the memory of this great man to be sullied in any way. – For Feedback, email: lauriefoster2012@gmail.com MEMORABLE SUNDAY Then came the thought that her younger teammate, slightly errant at times, would benefit from the trip as a motivational tool. The fact that the latter miss lived in Kingston was no hurdle. The stout-hearted benefactor, as was Fuller, journeyed from his Manchester home to the city, collected the young athlete, drove to Trelawny for the visit, returned to Kingston for the drop-off, and made his way home all in one memorable Sunday. The incidents of selflessness, displaying single-minded dedication to the female athletes at “Chester” were numerous. The accompanying, domestic deprivation is best described by his devoted wife, Olive. With what Mr Fuller gave to Manchester High during the years he substantially funded the track and field programme the areas of controversy surrounding the introduction and subsequent staging of the meet are unfortunate. There is a threatening situation that needs to be set right if the memory of the peaceful and non-contentious individual is to be adequately maintained. As this column is being written, former head coach Samuels has taken up duties at a Kingston school. This as the Mandeville school administration ponders an altercation between his assistant, Rahnsomn Edwards, and him. Reports are that there was a physical confrontation and both were placed on suspension. Previous to that development, former head coach Jerry Holness returned from stints overseas and resumed his position, displacing Samuels, who, from all reports, had endeared himself to the athletes. Tales of a fallout in enthusiasm are rife a testimony to the influence Samuels had, and presumably, still has, even from a position external to the programme. Holness, now seemingly firmly in the saddle, has gone for another experienced coach as his assistant in Duane Jarrett. Jarrett was his deputy in the first overseas stint in Dubai.last_img read more

Details for Champions League and EFL finals this weekend on talkSPORT

first_imgThe Premier League and EFL season’s have finished but there is still a huge amount on the line for some clubs.Liverpool take on 12-time European champions Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev on Saturday evening.Earlier in the day, Fulham and Aston Villa lock horns at Wembley to get that coveted final promotion spot in the Premier League in the Championship play-off final.Sunday afternoon will see Rotherham and Shrewsbury battle for a place in the Championship, while Monday sees Coventry and Exeter take each other on for promotion out of League Two.talkSPORT is the only place you can listen to live national radio commentary of ALL the games over the bank holiday weekend.Here’s the details of our coverage…SATURDAY 26TH MAYChampionship play-off final – Fulham v Aston Villa: Coverage from Wembley starts at 16:00, kick-off at 17:00. Live on talkSPORT.Champions League play-off final – Real Madrid v Liverpool: Coverage from Kiev starts after the play-off final at 18:45, kick-off 19:45. Live on talkSPORT.SUNDAY 27TH MAYLeague One play-off final – Rotherham United v Shrewsbury Town: Coverage from Wembley starts at 14:00, kick-off at 15:00. Live on talkSPORT.MONDAY 28TH MAY League Two play-off final – Coventry City v Exeter City: Coverage from Wembley starts at 14:00, kick-off at 15:00. Live on talkSPORT. 1 It’s a weekend of finals live on talkSPORT last_img read more

India need to get their fielding right: Sourav Ganguly to India Today

first_imgIndia were once again sloppy in the field on the first day of the third Test against England in Mohali. The Indian fielders dropped as many as four catches after England won the toss and opted to bat first.England rode on Jonny Bairstow’s 177-ball 89 to reach 268 for eight at close of play. Bairtstow was dropped twice by wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel before he was trapped leg by Jayant Yadav in the 84th over. (Scorecard)India’s fielding has been an area of concern throughout the series. They dropped seven catches in the drawn first Test in Rajkot, including three in first six overs.Former captain and expert Sourav Ganguly was not too impressed with India’s fielding.”India’s fielding needs to be looked after, especially the slip cordon. There have been too many changes in the slip cordon. Ravindra Jadeja was standing at third slip. I don’t think he’s a consistent fielder at the third slip. So, India have to get their slip cordon right. They have to stick to them. Even if they drop a few, they’ll have to make sure that these are my guys for slip cordon,” Ganguly told India Today.”I think Ashwin dropped a sitter and I think Ashwin was an accident and he would not drop nine out of 10 of those. I don’t think he expected it. You normally don’t get those chances early on in Test matches at square leg in first session. So I don’t think he was expecting it. I think he’ll catch most of them. He’s a safe catcher,” he added.advertisementON TOSS”Tosses don’t win cricket matches but in sub-continent pitches like Vizag, if you win the toss and have big first innings total, you put enormous pressure on team batting second. Look at England’s win in 2012, they won the toss in Mumbai and won the game. India won the toss and won the game. It doesn’t guarantee you Test match wins but it does put a lot of pressure on team batting fourth.”‘NOT OVER YET'”300 is still a good total on the first day of a Test match rather in first innings of a Test match. If England get to 320-330 and then keep India within 400 with a lead of 40-50, India still have to get 400 on this pitch. With a lead of 40-50, this game could go interesting ways in innings three and four. Still not over yet but I think India have done a remarkable job on Day 1 after losing the toss.”ON ENGLAND”I think England missed the opportunity today. It was a great toss to win because this pitch has looked very, very dry. We should have expected them to be in a better position. 270/8 (268/8) on this pitch, I think they would be dissapointed. Toss was crucial and they called it rightly to win it. From that point of view, I think they will be disappointed.”The details of dropped catches by the Indians on Day 1: Batsman Fielder Position Bowler Score at drop Final score A Cook R Jadeja Slip M Shami 3 27 A Cook R Ashwin Mid-wicket M Shami 23 27 J Bairstow Parthiv Patel Keeper R Ashwin 54 89 J Bairstow Parthiv Patel Keeper J Yadav 89 89Runs scored by England batsmen after being dropped: Test Catches Missed Runs added first first drop Rajkot 7 165 Vizag 2 65 Mohali 4 59(Stats courtesy Rajneesh Gupta)last_img read more