Team effort to get a St Helena Football team Inter-Island Games

St Helena football team

Its less than a year away and the St Helena Football Association is planning to enter a St Helena football team into the NatWest International Island Games which are scheduled held in Guernsey next July (2021). To facilitate getting a team to the games, the Association needs to raise sufficient funding to enable the team […]

Simon and Carlos shoot their way to silver medal

From St Helena Government press office, 16 July 2013: Simon Henry and Carlos Yon have today won a silver medal in the 2013 NatWest Island Games in Bermuda for the 50-metre Three Position Small Bore Rifle Team event. This is believed to be the first time that St Helena has ever won a silver medal […]

Ryan brings a new dawn for sport on St Helena

Ryan Pelley, who has been sent from Canada to help develop sports on St Helena, has clearly been enjoying the experience. He took this picture of the sunrise over Sugarloaf during an early morning fishing trip. He’s also played cricket for the first time – an important experience to have on an island whose players […]

Watersports are on the horizon – for tourists and Saints

Jamestown’s historic seafront is set to bustle with watersports activities when well-off tourists begin flying into the island from 2016 – and Saints could join the fun.  Yachtmaster Hedge Shuter told Saint FM listeners: “People are going to want to go out sports fishing, they’re going to want to do their trips around the island. […]

Sports fees rise amid concern for the pitch – and the players

by Suzanna Parsons, Ross Watson and Huma Mian St Helena sports fans need to exercise caution when exercising, with the state of Francis Plain causing growing concerns. Rodney Buckley said: “The medical people are a little bit worried about the hardness of the field. “The un-level playing field is causing health problems to sportspeople later […]

Graham beats Jacob’s Ladder record – hands down

The record for climbing Jacob’s Ladder has been broken by less than a second – by a “runner” who went up on all fours. Graham Doig cleared the 699th step of the St Helena landmark in a time of 5 minutes, 16.78 seconds, using feet and hands. Then he rolled on to the ground at the feet […]

Cricket heroes are capped for St Helena

St Helena’s cricket heroes have been presented with their first international caps – donated by an overseas Saint who was inspired by their achievements in South Africa in April 2012. The caps were handed out on Saturday 3 November 2012 after the first match of the new season – a 40-over game between the national […]

Manchester United fan Nick goes global from St Helena

Media pundits all round the world have been debating the £25 million signing of footballer Robin van Persie – but when the BBC wanted an expert view, it turned to Nick Stevens in St Helena. And at the end of his down-the-line assessment of the deal, presenter Amanda Davies told him: “You can be my […]