The Mauritius Sports Council in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth & Sports organised the 31st Edition of the National Sports Award Gala Night 2016 on Friday 03 March 2017 at the Ravenala Attitude at Balaclava in the presence of:
 
·         Honorable Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development;
·         Hon. Leela Devi Dookhun, Minister of Education and Human Resources, Minister of Tertiary Education and Scientific Research;
·         Hon. Jean Christophe Stephan Toussaint, Minister of Youth and Sports ;
·         Hon. Yogida Sawmynaden, Minister of Technology, Communications & Innovations;
·         Hon. Jean- Nel Alain Aliphon, Parliamentary Private Secretary;
·         Hon. Mrs. Marie Claire Monty, Parliamentary Private Secretary;
·         Hon. Toolsyraj Benydin, Parliamentary Private Secretary;
·         Hon. Mrs Marie Noelle Doris S. Lolochou, Mayor of Curepipe;
·         Mr. Virendranath Kumar Daby, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth & Sports;
·         Sponsors;
·         Mrs. Sarah Rawat Currimjee, Chairperson of the Mauritius Sports Council, Board Members and staff;
·         Mr. Menon Monien, Chairman of the Panel Committee of the National Sports Award;
·         Mr. Giandev Moteea, Chairman of the "Club Maurice";
·         Advisors of the Ministry of Youth & Sports;
·         Representatives of National Sports Federations, athletes, coaches and
·         the Press
 
 
AWARD CATEGORY
REMITTANCE OF GIANT CHEQUE (SPONSORS)
REMITTANCE OF TROPHY AND PLUSH
Best Handisports Athlete (Female) Aurally
 
Mr Moorghen Veeramootoo,
Chief Operating Officer
Lottotech Ltd
Mr. Bruno Julie
Best Handisports Athlete (Male) Aurally
Mrs G.Toory,
Chairperson
Commission National Du Sport Feminin
 
Best Handisports Athlete (Female) Mentally
Mrs. Joseline Leriche Etiennette,
Group CSR Coordinator
Leal Group
 
Mr. T.Ponambalum,
Chairman
Trust Fund for Excellence in Sports
 
Best Handisports Athlete (Male) Mentally
 
Mr S. Pillay,
Ag Director of Sports
Ministry of Youth & Sports
 
 
 
Best Handisports Athlete (Female) Physically
Mr. Ramesh Motee,
Chief Risk Officer
MauBank Ltd
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mr I.Seebaluck,
Deputy Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Youth & Sports
 
 
 
Best Handisports Athlete (Male ) Physically
Mr. Ramalingum Maistry,
Chairman
Mauritius Ports Authority
Mr R.Papie,
Vice President
National Olympic Committee
 
Best Handisports Athlete (Female) Visually
Mr. G.Moteea,
Chairman
Club Maurice
 
Mr P.Rangan,
Deputy Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Youth & Sports / Board Member of the Mauritius Sports Council
 
Best Handisports Athlete (Male) Visually
Mr. Bernard Lan,
General Manager
Gamma Materials Ltd
 
Mrs Sheila Seebaluck Blackburn
Team of the Year (Sports Collectifs)
Mrs Sarah Rawat Currimjee,
Chairperson
Mauritius Sports Council
 
 
Team of the Year (Sports Individuels)
Mrs. Bhavna Fowdar,
Head of Marketing
Eden Dale Distributors Ltd
 
 
Coach of the Year (Sports collectifs)
Mr. Narain Bhayro,
Manager Projects
Airports of Mauritius Co Ltd
 
Hon. Jean Nel Alain Aliphon,
Parliamentary Private Secretary
Coach of the Year (Sports Individuels)
Mr. Inigo de Prado,
Chief Executive Officer
Quality Beverages Ltd
 
Hon. Toolsyraj Benydin,
Parliamentary Private Secretary
Most Promising Sportswoman of the Year
Mr Arnaud Espitalier Noel,
Head Field
Mauvilac Industries Ltd
 
Mr V.K.Daby,
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Youth & Sports
Most Promising Sportsman of the Year
Mr. Allan Brelu-Brelu,
Cluster Manager
Indian Ocean Islands Nestlé Products(Mtius) Ltd
 
Mrs Sarah Rawat  Currimjee,
Chairperson
Mauritius Sports Council
Junior Sportswoman of the Year
Mr. Dominique Filleul,
General Director
City Sport Maurice Ltee
Hon.Leela Devi Dookhun Luchoomun Minister of Education & Human Resources Tertiary Education & Scientific Research
Junior Sportsman of the Year
Mrs Anjina Saddul Tulsidas,
Marketing Manager
Panagora Marketing Co Ltd
Hon.Yogida Sawmynaden
Minister of Technology, Communication & Innovation
 
Sportswoman of the Year
Mr. Raj Dussoye,
Chief Executive Banking
SBM Bank Mauritius Ltd
Hon.Jean Christophe Stephan Toussaint
Minister of Youth & Sports
Sportsman of the Year
Mr. Neeraj Mounien
Chief Enterprise Solutions Officer
Mauritius Telecom Ltd
Hon.Pravind Kumar Jugnauth
Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications & National Development Unit, Minister of Finance & Economic Development
 
 
 
A gift comprising of a mobile phone was also offered to the Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year 2016 by Mauritius Telecom / Orange.
 
The winners of the National Sports Award 2016 are as follows:
 
CATEGORY
NAME
SPORTS DISCIPLINE
CASH PRIZE
SPORTSMAN
 
Lambert LECLEZIO
Equestrian
Rs 100,000
SPORTSWOMAN
 
Kate FOO KUNE
Badminton
Rs 100,000
JUNIOR SPORTSMAN
 
Jack Anthony MADANAMOOTHOO
Weightlifters & Powerlifters
Rs 60,000
JUNIOR SPORTSWOMAN
Amelie BOY
Tennis
Rs 60,000
MOST PROMISING SPORTSMAN
Christopher FOK KOW
Tennis
Rs 50,000
MOST PROMISING SPORTSWOMAN
Ketty LENT
Weightlifters & Powerlifters
Rs 50,000
COACH OF THE YEAR 2016
‘SPORTS INDIVIDUELS’
Idris SUFRAZ
Swimming
Rs 50,000
COACH OF THE YEAR 2016
‘SPORTS COLLECTIFS
Reza Khan ITOOLA
Volleyball
Rs 50,000
TEAM OF THE YEAR 2014
‘SPORTS INDIVIDUELS’
 
Mauritian Women Senior Team
Kate Foo Kune
 
Nicola Chan Lam
 
Yeldy Louison
 
Shania Leung
 
Shama Aboobakar
 
Sendila Mourat
Badminton
Rs 60,000
TEAM OF THE YEAR 2016
‘SPORTS COLLECTIFS’
 
Beach Volleyball Women National Team
Vanessa Chellumben
 
Maita Cousin
 
Heidi Durhone
 
Angelique Ramdoss
Volleyball
Rs 60,000
 
 
 
BEST HANDISPORTS ATHLETES (MALE)
 
FEDERATION/ASSOCIATION
 
NAME OF ATHLETES
CASH PRIZE
The Aurally Handicapped Persons Sports Federation
Mr Jean Vincent DUVAL
Rs 25,000
The Mentally Handicapped Persons Sports Federation
Mr Denovan RABAYE
Rs 25,000
The Physically Handicapped Persons Sports  Federation (PHYSFED)
Mr Jean Sebastien Cedric RAVET
Rs 25,000
The Visually Handicapped Persons Sports Federation of Mauritius
Mr Henri Rosario MARIANNE
Rs 25,000
 
 
BEST HANDISPORTS ATHLETES (FEMALE)
 
FEDERATION/ASSOCIATION
 
NAME OF ATHLETES
CASH PRIZE
The Aurally Handicapped Persons Sports Federation
Miss Shelysha LOKHEERAM
Rs 25,000
The Mentally Handicapped Persons Sports Federation
Miss  Ashley Trinity TELVAVE
Rs 25,000
The Physically Handicapped Persons Sports  Federation (PHYSFED)
Miss M.D.T Brandy PERRINE
Rs 25,000
The Visually Handicapped Persons Sports Federation of Mauritius
Miss Marie Chloe Daphne ARMAND
Rs 25,000
 
 
Memorial Award 
 
In view to pay tribute to Late Mr. Ismael Valimamode, Commissioner for Health and Sports in Rodrigues for his commitment in the field of sports, a Memorial Award was remitted to his family and was represented by Mr. Elvino Pierre Louis, Sports Officer from Rodrigues.
 
Gift Voucher
 
Mr. Dominique Filleul of City Sport presented a gift voucher of Rs 1,500 to Mrs. Sarah Rawat Currimjee, Chairperson of the Mauritius Sports Council, which will be remitted to all nominees of the National Sports Award 2016. 
 
Special Award
 
A shield has been awarded to Honorable Pravind Kumar JUGNAUTH, Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development for gracing the National Sports Award 2016 and for his contribution to the development of Sports in Mauritius.
 
Interludes
 
 During the Gala night, the guests were entertained by ABAIM group.
 
The hostesses were dressed by City sport.