Sporte Avis continues to bring you profiles of the nominees for the 37th Annual National Sports Awards. Next up is nominee for JUNIOR SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR, NATHAN FERRARI.
”During the year in review this talented eighteen year old boxer had a very impressive and successful year.He won a silver medal at the Guadeloupe invitational Boxing Tournament in February. Fighting in the Junior Welterweight division he followed this up with a gold medal at the Caribbean Juniors and Schoolboys Championship held in Guyana, where he also received the Best Boxer Award.
He continued his fine performance by picking up another Best Boxer Award after winning the Gold medal at the Dominica Invitational Boxing Tournament in May. Later that same month he won a silver medal at the Martinique Invitational Boxing Tournament.
Between the months of June – September Nathan maintained his consistency in winning gold at the Guadeloupe Club Championship, gold at the Eighth Annual Creole Championship in Cayenne, and another gold at the Ronald Wilson Boxing Tournament in Barbados.He crowned out the year with a very impressive showing at the Caribbean Development Boxing tournament where he had to settle for the silver medal.
This outstanding and dedicated boxer was the only Caribbean boxer eligible to compete at the AIBA World Youth Boxing Championship in Russia. Unfortunately funding was not available to facilitate his participation.
He has been a major advocate for boxing, appearing on radio and television programs informing the public on how the sport has had a positive impact on his level of discipline.” – SLABA
Sporte Avis congratulates Nathan on his nomination and wishes him the very best!