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Hon. Fraser Save the Seed B’Ball League to start August 19, 2017

Duff's Bottom, Tortola, BVI- Now in it's fifth year, organizers of the Hon. Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League has announced that the 2017 League will begin on Saturday August 19th, 2017 at the Save the Seed Energy Centre, where all games will be played.

Registration application for both the Junior and Senior Leagues will be available from June 7th, 2017. Team Captains, Coaches and Managers can obtain rosters from the Chair of the League Committee Mrs. Kharid T. Fraser by calling 546-2637 or the Commissioner of the League Mr. Derrick R. Varlack at 340-3790. In the coming days, the rosters will also be available on the League’s Facebook page for downloads.

This year, the costs of registration for senior teams, is $200.00 and junior teams is $100.00. There has been a new junior league age category, with a 9 – 12 and a 13- 16 age groups. Registration fees must accompanied the rosters to be considered registered.

Rings & more Rings

At the 2017 season opening ceremony on August 19th, the 2016 Championship Team 'Splash Brothers' will receive their rings and a plaque will be unveiled to honour the junior team champions from 2013 to 2016.

The deadline for roster registration is July 7th, 2017 and the League will have a final roster rule for two weeks after August 19th , 2017, after which no other changes will be allowed. This year, in celebration of the Hon. Julian Fraser Save the Seed fifth anniversary, the championship team will be given gold rings.

There will also be several activities leading up to the August 19th, 2017 start date including the Draft Pick Date and the names of basketball Elite players participating in the draft. An official press conference launch of the league will be held, as well as, a public meeting with all Coaches, Captains and Managers of teams to go over amendments to the rules and to elect a player representative for the Committee. The public is asked to stay tuned.

About the Hon. Julian Fraser Save the Seed Basketball League

The Hon. Julian Fraser Save the Seed Basketball League was founded in 2013 by Third District Representative Hon. Julian Fraser RA, and founder of the Save the Seed Energy Centre Bishop John I. Cline.

The Basketball League is governed by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) rules, endorsed by the BVI Basketball Federation and has its own by-laws and governing Committee.

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BVI Pride As Kyron McMaster Returns 

BVI's star athlete Kyron McMaster was celebrated late yesterday afternoon, Monday, May 22nd by residents across the BVI at the Admin Complex. McMaster won the Men's 400 Metre Hurdles with a time of 47.80secs at the Jamaica's Invitational Meet in Jamaica on Saturday. 

Minister of Education and Culture Hon. Myron Walwyn said that he took an interest in McMaster from a very age and watched him progress. However he said that last Wednesday before he departed for the Jamaica races, McMaster said that he was concerned about other athletes. 

"That shows that he is somebody who cares about people. I said to him it might sound selfish but I am not being selfish; sometimes when you heading somewhere you cannot carry everybody with you one time, it's too much weight for you to carry sometimes."

Walwyn said that but for those behind he (Walwyn) will help to hold the strain for them.

"But the most important thing you can do for those persons you want to bring along is to break that glass ceiling for them. And I am saying to you go out and break that glass ceiling and bring home an Olympic gold medal here…And I believe in every fibre of my being you can do it and you will do it," he said. 

McMaster thanked his parents and in particular his coach Dag Samuels. 

"We come from a small island we are underrated a lot and we have been through a lot so for me to do that under him. I want to say I love him and thank him for all the accomplishment we have made and this is just the beginning."

He added: "we have much bigger plans ahead of us."

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