ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA – Grenada and West Indies woman cricketer Afy Fletcher captured the spotlight at the 2017 Annual Grenada National Sports Awards on Friday January 05, 2018, when she captured the coveted Sportswoman of the Year title for a third consecutive time.
Appearing on the winners’ rostrum during last Friday’s ceremony was decathlete, Lindon Victor.
Fletcher was was one of two nominees submitted by the Grenada Cricket Association, the other being Andre Fletcher. Since her recall to the West Indies team in 2015, the Grenadian off-spinner retained her place and in fact played a critical role in West Indies victory over Sri Lanka in October of 2017 with her career best bowling figures of 5 for 13, to help the team take the home series over the touring Sri Lankans
Fletcher’s bowling figures were listed as second best bowling figures internationally in Women Twenty20.
Nominated by the Grenada Athletic Association was Lindon Victor. Victor enjoyed an excellent 2017 season with personal best times during his first indoor outing improving his performances in the 60-meter sprint, high jump, shot putt, pole vault, and 1000-metre run.
The Grenadian also set personal best times in the heptathlon at an indoor meet, and in March of 2017 and set the highest collegiate day score in the decathlon.
The Junior Sportsman of the Year Award went to young and promising Grenadian boxer Rufus Vespery, who was the lone nominee by he Boxing Association of Grenada, while Halle Hazzard captured the title of Junior Sportswoman of the Year.
The 2017 award for Academic Excellence among sports personalities for the year in review went to swimmer Delron Felix, and Special awards were presented to former principal of the Anglican High School, Glenda Mason Francis, and former Director of Youth and Sports Cecil Greenidge, with the President’s Award for the year 2017 going to Kurt Felix.