2019 Malawi Sport Awards
The Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) in 2017 introduced an ‘Annual National Sport Awards’ programme to be called “Malawi Sport Awards” aimed to recognize deserving athletes, individuals and organisations that are outstanding in contributing to the development of sport in the country.
• To recognise deserving stakeholders for their contribution to sport development in Malawi.
The Award scheme strives to achieve the following objectives;
• To encourage stakeholders to be part of the sporting community.
• To encourage those who participate in sport to aim higher in their respective disciplines.
• To develop pride, hard work and sportsmanship in athletes and all stakeholders
• To encourage the corporate world into sport sponsorship and partnerships.
• To establish a long lasting association between stakeholders i.e. sponsors, athletes, and the community.
• To encourage creativity and innovation in sport practice
• To encourage and promote fair competition in sport practice
• To turn sport into an attractive industry.
•To harness and promote the power of sport for the healthy, economic and social wellbeing of the Malawi nation.
DETERMINATION OF THE WINNER
The criteria for selection of the winners is designed by the panel of judges guided by the guidelines below which are meant to promote the spirit of sportsmanship and emphasise the importance of sport to the community and the person:
(1) Outstanding skill and performance in a particular sport,
(2) Exemplary behaviour on and off field of play
(3) Creativity during play
(4) Fair play on the field of play
(5) Demonstrable willingness to promote sport development
(6) Ability and willingness to assist others and the association on and off the field of play
(7) Demonstrable positive influence the community
SPORTS MAN AWARDED ON 14th FEB 2020 AT BICC
NOEL STERN LIFA
HIS ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE YEAR 2019
Won a Gold medal in 200m race breaking the Malawi National record with a time of 21.75 seconds at the Gaborone International Meet held in Botswana in May 2019.
In June 2019, he won a Gold medal in 100m, 200m, and long jump respectively at the national track and field events held at the Bingu international stadium, at the same event he helped his team to win a gold medal in 4 x 100m relay race.
Competed in 100m race at the All Africa Games held in Morocco in August, 2019 and came 3rd in his hit and qualified for semi-finals.
He also participated in the 200m where he ended up in position 4.
Broke the national 100m record at the World Championship in Doha in September, 2019 by reducing it to 10.72 seconds from 10.88 set 1994 by Heston Kaonga in New Zealand.
He is the National 100m and 200m Champion.
Helped his team win gold medals in 100m and 400m relay races during 2019 Blantyre City Marathon, held on 13th October, 2019.
One athlete ear marked by the Malawi Olympic Committee to represent Malawi at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to take place in July 2020.
Tremendous improvement in his performance through his exploits at both local and international competitions.