As the Abaco Judo Club seeks to compete internationally they are turning to the community for support with plans for three fundraisers The club has been training a number of Abaco’s youth for the past four years in the martial art and Olympic sport of judo and has met with great success, winning The Bahamas National Championships three years in a row and one Bronze and one Silver at the Junior US Open in 2013.
Bringing exceptional talent and recognition to his rising musical platform, Bahamian-born Azriel Reckley is known to the world as Phe. “The name Phe was short for Phenom; that’s the name I started out with, but as I matured in music as well as myself, [I] decided that Phe would be a new beginning, a new chapter.”
The National Darts Team came back from Belize with not only significant victories, especially for Abaconians Robin Albury and Angela Russell, but also with many memories of a great trip. The Bahamas placed second in the Caribbean Cup, with 81 points behind Florida (102 points). The National Team was also runner-up in the Team Event, with 48 points, losing again to Florida by only one point.
Young Dillon Albury enjoyed a great experience playing for the Freedom Farm National Baseball Team competing well in a tournament in North Carolina. The Freedom Farm team placed fourth in the Cal Ripken Baseball Southeastern Championships playing against 19 other teams from the United States from July 25 – 29.
Abaconians headed to the 19th Caribbean Cup of Darts and 6th Americas Cup of Darts in Belize from July 20 to 30 as part of the Bahamas National Darts Team, which was comprised of approximately 30 members all together. Accompanying the participants were Malcolm Spicer, president of The Bahamas Darts Federation and World Darts Federation’s Americas Region as well as the Acting President for the Caribbean Darts Organization, and Kevin Higgs, Abaco Darts Team Manager. According to Spicer, at least 12 countries were expected to participate in the tournaments.