Ex-Sports Minister Launches Sports Clinic for Children

first_imgFormer Youth and Sports Minister, S. Tornorlah Varpilah, has launched a 10-year Sports Clinic Program in Central Liberia, targeting children between ages 6 – 15.Mr. Varpilah said the Sports Clinic, which he referred to as ‘Pilot Project’ includes music, arts, football and basketball.The former Youth and Sports Minister told newsmen over the weekend in Gbarnga, Bong County that the program is aimed to take the kids from the streets of Gbarnga within a period of 10 years.Mr. Varpilah, who is also the former Transport Minister and the current Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Port Authority (NPA), indicated that the initiative is also intended to help government develop the youth.The former high school basketballer, who is credited for relaunching and rebranding the Upcountry Basketball Tourney after 22 years, stressed that the kids would be trained ‘By the Book’ and by qualified trainers to have a solid foundation.He divulged that football coaches have already registered and recruited 12 community teams; while the basketball program will deal with students from the 2015 Upcountry Basketball Champions, St. Martins High School and the William V.S. Tubman-Gray High School.He also stated that the art class will tackle 20 kids, as well.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgRally winners Declan and Brian BoyleDonegal’s Declan Boyle and Brian Boyle won the Colm Quinn BMW Galway International rally today in the opening round of the Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Championship…on a day of success for the county.Boyle, in his Subaru WRC, finished 25.5 seconds ahead of Garry Jennings, also in a Subaru.Eugene Donnelly crashed his Mini WRC out of third place when in contention ending his involvement on the first stage. The drama continued as Jennings closed to within 0.2 of a second of Boyle, who had concerns about overheating coolant that led to the car lapsing on to three cylinders.Jennings though aquaplaned on Stage 8 and lost time but he subsequently cut the deficit to 27 seconds with three stages to go.However, Boyle withstood the pressure and took his first International win.Jennings was well ahead of the Ford Focus of Donagh Kelly, who claimed third on the final stage after Sam Moffett clipped a rock and damaged a wheel rim, he had to settle for fourth. Another Donegal duo also won today – Galway National Rally winners were Declan Gallagher and Ryan Moore.And there was a third win for Donegal competitors when Galway junior rally winners were Paul Creamer and Danny McCloskey.Colm Quinn BMW Galway International Rally –Round 1, Clonakilty Blackpuddding Irish Tarmac Championship Galway: 1. D. Boyle/B. Boyle (Subaru WRC S12B) 1h. 10m. 00.0s; 2. G. Jennings/R. Kennedy (Subaru WRC S12B) 1h. 10m. 25.5s; 3. D. Kelly/K. Flanagan (Ford Focus WRC) 1h. 11m. 28.6s; 4. S. Moffett/J. O’Reilly (Ford Fiesta WRC) 1h. 11m. 32.4s; 5. J. Moffett/J. Rowan (Mitsubishi EvoIX) 1h. 15m. 44.7s; 6. S. McCann/L. O’Dowd (Mitsubishi EvoIX) 1h. 16m. 04.0s; 7. E. Meegan/S. Whelan (Mitsubishi EvoIX) 1h. 16m. 11.5s; 8. M. Doherty/C. Foley (Mitsubishi EvoIX) 1h. 16m. 40.4s; 9. B. Cumiskey/R. O’Kane (Mitsubishi EvoIX) 1h. 17m. 30.7s; 10. P. Kirk/J. McElhinney (Mitsubishi EvoIX) 1h. 17m. 47.3s. BOYLE CROWNED GALWAY INTERNATIONAL RALLY CHAMP AS DONEGAL SWEEP THE BOARDS! was last modified: February 9th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Declan BoyleGalway Rallylast_img read more