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FERREL ‘BAM’ CHARLES

He was once rated the fastest bowler in the cricket playing Caribbean, the only St. Lucian to have come close to gaining selection on the West Indies team until that time. Ferrel ‘Bam’ Charles’s achievement of the ultimate goal of every young cricketer was thwarted by two factors- his election …

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VINCENT ‘QUAYAK’ DEVAUX

It is generally accepted that most of St.Lucia’s great sportsmen flowered in the 1950s and 60s. However, who was the greatest all round sportsman ever produced by St. Lucia? This title must indisputably go to Vincent ‘Quayak’ Devaux, goal keeper, pole vaulter, swimmer and lawn tennis player par excellence, among …

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LEO ‘SPAR’ ST HELENE

He represented St. Lucia in every major sporting discipline during his heyday as an athlete: in football, cricket, lawn tennis, swimming and water polo. He captained the island’s teams in at least five of them and went on to lead the Windward Islands in Cricket. He was one of St. …

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STANLEY OLIVER ‘SMOKEY’ CHARLES

Stanley Oliver Charles known to all and sundry as ‘Smokey’, a name synonymous with the development of football in St. Lucia for more than 50 years. A man, diminutive in size, but whose commitment to and love for the game has made him seem larger than life and a veritable …

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FRANCIS ‘MINDOO’ PHILLIP

Francis ‘Mindoo’ Phillip is arguably the greatest sports man produced in St. Lucia. True, there have been quite a few whose achievements earned them greater acclaim, especially on the international scene. He did not have the distinction of even being selected on the West Indies cricket team. However, no other …

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ALLAN ‘CHICO’ HUNTE

A Football Legend! Allan ‘Chico’ Hunte, rated as one of the most outstanding of St. Lucia’s footballers in the decades of the 1940s and 1950s. Here was a footballer whose game took him from the ‘made up’ grounds at Patterson Lands, the ‘Bayleaf’ area of Conway to top clubs in …

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SIR VINCENT FLOISSAC

Vincent Floissac was classed as one of St. Lucia’s more illustrious sportsmen, for a sense of character and sportsmanship, in addition to his all-round capability. He had a studied, methodical approach to his sport and an innate intelligence- characteristics which formed the basic attributes of his life and moulded him …

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Renee Raveneau and Imbert ‘sledge’ Roberts

Today’s athletes now have video recordings of their achievements while yesterdays children have had their exploits largely regulated to the word of mouth reminiscence. Nevertheless, the achievements of some of our former stars continue to shine, even without the modern day documentation. Two of these stars are Renee Raveneau, former …

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ST. CLAIR GRIFFITH

St. Clair Griffith also known as Griff, a Barbadian who adopted St. Lucia as his home land and greatly contributed to the development of sports in St. Lucia,  mainly by example and commitment. Griff was an outstanding cricketer and footballer, he served in the West Indies Batallion during the Second …

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REGINALD EUSTACE CLARKE

  Reginald Eustace Clarke also Known as Reggie Clarke was one of the few sportsmen in St. Lucia’s history who is widely respected. He was referred to as one of St. Lucia’s finest due to his outstanding achievements as a sportsman as well as his self deprecating attitude. Born in …

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