twenty-oneRodrigo HernándezManchester City99.8 oneKylian MbappéParis Saint Germain265.2 18Joao FelixAtlético de Madrid100.6 3Mohammed SalahLiverpool175.1 twoRaheem SterlingManchester City223.7 elevenGabriel JesusManchester City115.6 26Mason MountChelsea94.1 12James MaddisonLeicester city112.4 7Marcus RashfordManchester United134.3 10Lautaro MartínezInter de Milan115.7 NAMECLUBMARKET VALUE (IN MILLIONS OF EUROS) twentyRomelu LukakuInter de Milan100.2 9Antoine GriezmannFC Barcelona123.6 14Roberto FirminoLiverpool111.5 5Sadio ManéLiverpool155.6 29Virgil van DijkLiverpool92.7 fifteenTrent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpool110.5 19Neymar juniorParis Saint Germain100.4 22Bernardo SilvaManchester City99.6 25Give AlliTottenham Hotspur95.6 17Tammy AbrahamChelsea103.1 8Lionel messiFC Barcelona125.5 The International Center for Sports Studies, better known as CIES, has made a list of players whose market value exceeds 50 million euros. This list shows the inflation of transfers and the exorbitant and dizzying amounts of money that clubs disburse to get a new signing, because said string of names is made up of 166 players that militate in the clubs of the five major European leagues.In this sense, the aforementioned list appears Rodrigo Hernández, former Villarreal and Atlético and currently at Manchester City, As the most valuable Spanish player in the market. The Madrid midfielder has a value, according to the CIES algorithm that prepared the report, of 99.8 million euros. A much higher figure than the club citizen He paid Atlético de Madrid to take over his services (his rescission clause as rojiblanco was 70 million) and that also serves him to position himself in the 21st place in the classification. In other words, there are only twenty players worldwide with more market value than him.This relationship of soccer players is headed by Kylian Mbappé. The PSG star is the most expensive player on the planet: 265.2 million Euro is its value in the transfer market. It follows Raheem Sterling, Rodri’s partner in the City, whose value is of 223.7 million. Complete the podium Mohammed Salah, of the Liverpool, with a price of 175.1 million. The list of the first five complement it Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund, 168.9 million euros) Y Sadio Mané (Liverpool, 155.6 million).The report also notes the more expensive signings that have been made for each position. The most expensive goalkeeper is Alisson Becker (87 million); in the defending it is Alexander-Arnold (110 million); in the center of the field is James Maddison (112 million); and the most expensive signing in a lead is that of Kylian Mbappé (265 million). Finally, it should be noted that, in addition to Rodri Hernández, two more Spaniards appear in the list of the 30 most valued in the world. We talk about Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad, with a market price of 95.7 million euros) Y Fabián Ruiz (Naples, 91.4 million). MARKET VALUE OF THE 30 MOST VALUABLE FOOTBALL PLAYERS IN THE WORLD 24Mikel OyarzabalReal society95.7 6Harry kaneTottenham Hotspur150.5 16Richarlison de AndradeEverton 104 13Timo WernerRB Leipzig112 2. 3Serge GnabryBayern Munich98.1 27Philippe CoutinhoBayern Munich93.5 28Nicolás PépéArsenal93.5 4Jadon SanchoBorussia Dortmund168.9 30Fabian RuizNaples91.4
Its presence also improves Fede Valverde, the great revelation of the season, which has played 1,692 ’(56.4% of the total). The Uruguayan does not perform the same when Casemiro is not there, because his presence allows him to pick up and show off his arrival to the attack (two goals and three assists). This afternoon at El Sadar, Zizou retrieves his seat belt … In the two league games that have been lost, Madrid has not passed the draw: 1-1 against Valencia in Mestalla and 0-0 against Athletic at the Bernabéu. This Casemiro course is vital in defense, but also in attack: Four goals and three assists. Casemiro rested against Real Sociedad in Copa del Rey and that explains part of the defensive fragility of Real Madrid last Thursday. The Brazilian does not have a replacement in the template. After Marcos Llorente’s departure last summer, Casemiro remained as the only pure defensive midfielder of the team. To this we must add the fact that he is in one of his best moments of his career.For all this, he has played all games except four (one of them for yellow accumulation). 2,580 minutes, 86% of the total. The data reflects its importance: only a victory in those meetings. And the victory came against Zaragoza, a rival of a minor category, in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey.
By extending their unbeaten run to nine games, Leicester officially knocked Manchester City and Arsenal out of the title race a year after the central England team’s priority was fighting relegation. Fourth-place Arsenal, who have gone 12 years without winning the league, were held 0-0 by Sunderland in yesterday’s other game. It was a valuable point for Sunderland, who climbed out of the relegation zone by going above Norwich on goal difference. “It is frustrating because we play to win the title,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. Arsenal’s season now rests on holding on to fourth place and qualifying for the Champions League, with Manchester United five points behind in fifth place. United also have an FA Cup final to look forward to. Louis van Gaal’s side discovered yesterday that they will face Crystal Palace on May 21 in a repeat of the 1990 final. In a semi-final overshadowed by Leicester’s game, Palace beat Watford 2-1 with all three goals coming from headers. Yannick Bolasie’s opener was cancelled out by Troy Deeney but Connor Wickham restored Palace’s lead. United also beat Everton 2-1 on Saturday. MAN CITY OUT LONDON (AP): No Jamie Vardy, no problem for Leicester. Even with their top-scorer suspended, the Premier League leaders still overpowered Swansea 4-0 yesterday to move another step closer to collecting the trophy. The only team which can now catch Leicester is Tottenham, but the preseason 5,000-1 outsiders have their destiny in their own hands. Tottenham are eight points behind Leicester in second place going into today’s game against West Bromwich Albion. Regardless of what Tottenham do in their last four games, Leicester will be guaranteed the top flight for the first time in its 132-year history by collecting five points from their remaining three fixtures. Leicester dismantled Swansea with their biggest win in three months. Vardy’s replacement, Leonardo Ulloa, scored twice after Riyad Mahrez’s opener and Marc Albrighton completed the rout. “I talked to my players before the match and I said we had a dream so far, now make a dream reality,” Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri said. “Now is the right moment to push. If Tottenham are better than us, OK, but we have to fight because we will never have this fantastic moment (again). “Now there are only three matches, we know they are very important for our history but for this reason we give everything. We play with our hearts and it’s difficult to beat those who play with the heart and soul.” The attacking threat provided without 22-goal Vardy will have reassured the Foxes they can cope without him for longer. The England striker is waiting to discover from the English Football Association if his one-match ban will be extended over the angry reaction to being sent off in last weekend’s draw against West Ham. “Without Jamie, everyone makes something more and it was a fantastic show to see my players fight and play together,” Ranieri said.
… as Govt gears to invest B in renewable energy projectsGovernment has announced allocations and concessions as incentives in order to pursue a ‘green agenda’ and one of its financiers is conspicuously among the front runners to immediately benefit from the measure.An artist’s impression of the 25MW Wind Farm at Hope Beach, East Coast DemeraraAlliance For Change (AFC) financial backer, Lloyd Singh and the Guyana Government have inked an agreement for development of a wind farm at Hope Beach and according to Finance Minister Winston Jordan, investments such as this will not only benefit from tax exemptions as a result of Budget 2017, but will also be granted a two-year tax holiday.The budgetary measure that immediately benefits financiers of the coalition A Partnership for National Unity/AFC (APNU/AFC) Government is reminiscent of last year’s measures which sought to place restrictions on the importations of used vehicle in favour of newer ones.Speaking to the measure outlined in the 2017 Budget, Minster Jordan told the House, “Government will be granting a one-off tax holiday of two years for corporation tax to importers of items for wind and solar energy investments, and for investors in water treatment, waste disposal, and recycling facilities.”He announced tax exemptions too for investment in, and construction of, water treatment and water recycling facilities, which will in addition, also be given a one-off tax holiday of two years for corporation tax for companies involved exclusively in such importation.Solar farmsSpeaking on Government’s role in pursuit of a green agenda, the Minster said, “Under the renewable energy programme, in 2017, we will install the first ever solar farm on a large scale in Mabaruma.”He said $264 million has been budgeted towards the installation of the solar farm, which when operational, is expected to supply some 400 kilowatts of electricity and will afford residents in the Region One (Barima-Waini) communities an additional 17 hours of electricity to the 3000 residents of Mabaruma.“Furthermore, our Government has also advanced the pursuit of additional solar farms with a capacity of 800 kilowatts at Lethem, 400 kilowatts at Mahdia, and 1.5 megawatts at Bartica,” Jordan further stated.Expanding on Government’s green state agenda, Minister Jordan said the strategy “encompasses environmental protection, citizen security, employment and value chain creation, energy, health, education, social protection, and resilience against climate change and economic shocks… It is about sustainable development, embracing a broad range of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aligning perfectly with multi-dimensional progress.”He told the National Assembly that as the Administration consolidates and builds on previous initiatives with a low-carbon focus, including the use of renewable energy sources and co-generation alternatives, the Government will review and expand the scope of alternative energy solutions.Electric vehiclesJordon said, “Some immediate measures that will be taken towards this expansion will be: The lowering of the excise tax on hybrid and electric vehicles; granting of tax exemptions to set up electric vehicle charging stations; zero-rating the excise tax on biofuel and specially designed refuse trucks; the restriction of used tyres; and a reduction of taxes on new tyres.”According to Jordan, “Our Government will prioritise evidence-driven and cost-effective options to determine our renewable energy choices across the country to successively transform the energy mix and reduce the share of non-renewable energy sources in the overall ratio.”He said that it is in this vein that Government will shortly be releasing the outcome of a review of the Amaila Falls Hydroelectric Project, which was undertaken by Norconsult, the Norwegian-contracted consultants, after the comments of both the Kingdom of Norway and the Cooperative Republic of Guyana are incorporated into the final document.One billionAccording to Minister Jordan, “In 2017, the Government has made a budgetary allocation of almost $1 billion to implement a series of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, following the charge given by His Excellency President David Granger for the Public Sector to lead the way in transitioning towards greater renewable energy use.”The, interventions, according to the Minister, will be channelled through and managed by the Guyana Energy Agency.Providing some insight on the agenda for 2017, Minister Jordan said the renewable energy programme for the upcoming year will entail the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on the rooftops of 64 Government buildings.“With a combined installed capacity of 1.36 megawatts (MW), these installations will result in: annual energy savings of 1.86 gigawatt hours (GWh) or 1200 barrels of oil equivalent per year; annual cost savings of approximately $140 million; and environmental benefits in the form of avoided carbon dioxide emissions of about 1116 tonnes per year.”Japanese aidAccording to the Finance Minister, Government’s energy efficiency programme will involve, also, the replacement of inefficient lights and the installation of 10,427 light-emitting diode (LED) lamps and 3766 occupancy sensors in Government buildings, as well as 360 energy efficient outdoor lights.This intervention, he said, will result in annual energy savings of 0.93 GWh or 600 barrels of oil equivalent, with an estimated annual cost savings of $54 million.The Minister announced too that in 2017, they will consider utilising the balance of the current Japanese Non Project Grant Aid facility to the private sector to procure 5000 energy efficient street lamps.“This endeavour will result in the replacement of the existing inefficient 250W street lights with 120W LED street lamps, resulting in energy savings of about $158 million annually.”
A man who attacked a number of motorists who were stuck in a traffic jam in Letterkenny had just been released from prison hours earlier.Francis McConnell appeared at a special sitting of Sligo District Court today (Wed) charged with a number of offences. It follows a series of incidents yesterday (Tues) during which motorists were attacked in their cars in Letterkenny.A number of frightened motorists sitting in their cars at Oldtown Bridge had their vehicles attacked just after 7.30pm.Although nobody was physically injured during the attacks, a number of motorists queued in traffic were left frightened by their ordeals.However, considerable damage was caused to the vehicles by a man wielding an implement.McConnell, aged 30, of no fixed abode, was arrested a short time later by Gardai after an alleged assault close to a McDonald’s fast-food outlet in the town.He was still wearing his grey prison tracksuit when arrested and brought to Letterkenny Garda station where he was detained.The accused appeared before Judge Deirdre Gearty.He was charged with criminal damage of a number of cars, assault and public order offences.He was also charged with a public order offence at Letterkenny University Hospital today (Wed).An application for bail was adjourned until he appears before video-link to Letterkenny District Court tomorrow.Solicitor for the accused Patsy Gallagher asked for all the necessary medical treatment to be given to his client.Mr Gallagher claimed “My client tried to get psychiatric help when he was released from prison yesterday morning but it is my understanding that he was refused.”Man who attacked cars had only been released from prison hours earlier was last modified: August 7th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Latest transfer news Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 2 He started all but three matches in 2017/18 as Lyon finished third in Ligue 1 to qualify for the Champions League. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ West Ham have made an offer to sign Marcelo Guedes from Lyon, according to reports.The Hammers have been one of the busiest teams in the transfer market this summer, having already wrapped up deals for Issa Diop, Lukasz Fabianski, Ryan Fredericks, Jack Wilshere and Andriy Yarmolenko. Felipe Anderson, the Lazio attacker, is also expected to be confirmed as West Ham’s sixth signing in the coming days. Pellegrini has been moving quickly to strengthen West Ham’s squad moving on LATEST The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets Guedes was a key player for Lyon as they finished third last season three-way race LIVING THE DREAM TOP WORK 2 IN DEMAND Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? RANKED REVEALED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer And now, according to Le Progres, Manuel Pellegrini wants to bring centre-half Marcelo to the London Stadium.It is reported that Marcelo received an offer from West Ham on Tuesday night, which is said to have left the 31-year-old considering his future. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father A former Brazil youth international, Marcelo has had something of a roving career, having started off with Santos in his homeland before moving on to play club football in Poland, the Netherlands, Germany and Turkey before he was signed by Lyon from Besiktas last summer.
England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Davide Zappacosta has revealed Inter Milan wanted to sign him this summer, but he plans to stay and fight for his place at Chelsea.The right-back moved to the club from Torino a year ago for around £23m. getty Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade gameday cracker Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won silverware REAL DEAL How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Zappacosta won the FA Cup in his first season at Chelsea smart causal Latest Chelsea News Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star REVEALED tense shining 1 possible standings However, the 26-year-old has failed to win a place in the first team since then and it has caused speculation about his future to grow.And the Italian has now revealed he was the subject of interest from Inter Milan this summer, but he is currently focused on succeeding at Chelsea. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars punished “Inter have been after me,” Zappacosta told Corriere dello Sport.“My agent Alessandro Lucci has told me about their interest, although I’ve always remained focused on Chelsea.“I have three more years on my contract here and I only want to think about doing well with Chelsea.“There’s a lot of competition here, but I want to win a place in the team.”
Donegal’s first Personal Insolvency Arrangement (PIA) has been agreed and worked out well for all parties, a leading Personal Insolvency expert has said.The Donegal family have managed to hold onto their family home and still work off their debts.Paul Carr, who heads up Market House Insolvency Services Ltd (MHIS Ltd), said he now expects other similar cases to be reached across Co Donegal.Commenting on the agreement, Mr Carr, a Personal Insolvency Practitioner with MHIS Ltd, said that he was delighted for the family. The PIA, which involves secured mortgage debt, is a type of agreement that is unique to Ireland.“We are now able to show firm evidence that the new Personal Insolvency legislation is working. It is important to understand that every case is different and that they will be dealt with based on the individual circumstances involved. We are confident that the process can deliver a fair outcome for all stakeholders,” said Mr Carr.The case involved a man with a young family who had a number of investment properties.The agreement allows the family to stay in their family home while continuing to pay their house mortgage. The investment properties were surrendered voluntarily to the financial institution to be sold. A significant lump sum was paid over to the financial institution in settlement.This money was raised from the debtor’s friends and family. The remaining debt which is in excess of €170,000 will be written off.The PIA will end one month after all aspects of the agreement are completed. At that time the person’s debts will be completely written off apart from the mortgage on his family home. The family will then be able to get on with their lives without the burden of excess debt.MHIS Ltd provide a comprehensive Personal Insolvency service to people who are experiencing debt issues.The company was set up by Paul Carr and Peter McDonnell who are Partners in the well-known Accountancy practice, S MacRory & Co. Paul is based at the firm’s Letterkenny office in Market Square, while Peter is based in Tirconnaill Street in Donegal Town. They can be contacted at 074 9122188 or 074 9721908.PERSONAL INSOLVENCY ARRANGEMENT WILL WORK IN DONEGAL – EXPERT was last modified: June 10th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalPaul CarrPersonal Insolvency Arrangement
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Drake University student-athletes received tremendous recognition for their efforts in the classroom as the Bulldogs were honored a total of 211 times by the Missouri Valley Conference as part of its 2016-17 Academic Awards, the league office announced Friday, July 7. The President’s Council Academic Excellence Award requires a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade point average (through Spring 2017 semester), participation in athletics a minimum of two years, and the student-athlete must be within 18 hours of graduation. ROWINGHaley AbramsAudrey BaumeisterGabrielle BrodekMelanie DahlstromKerstin DonatElaine FickauLindsay FinnellSarah FrantikShelley HunterMikaela JanesSarah KonopackiSarah LarsonIngrid McNeelyMadison PetersonMiranda PetersonElizabeth RambhiaJessica RebischkeJulie ShipleyRyli SmithErica ThackerJulia Uram Also, 60 Bulldogs were recipients of the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the previous two semesters, a minimum 3.2 cumulative grade point average, and one year participation in athletics. Freshmen are not eligible. MEN’S GOLF Tommi AvantDrew IsonJack KennedyMatthew LaveryKyle MacDonaldArjun ReddyKarter Smith MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELDAlec BognarKyle BrandtKyle CassMatthew CozineReed FischerJohnathan FreemanXavier LechleitnerAlexander RohlfsGeorge WebbJoshua YeagerAaron ChierMichael CooperNihad EjubovicRyan LemkeMalik Metivier WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD/CROSS COUNTRYBailee CoferKayla GiulianoTheresa McAlisterShelby VarneyRai Ahmed-GreenVictoria CoombeChristina LeMunyonSamantha NielsenTaryn Rolle MEN’S TRACK & FIELD/CROSS COUNTRYAlec BognarReed FischerJoshua YeagerNihad Ejubovic MEN’S TENNISTom Hands COMMISSIONER’S ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD (60):MEN’S BASKETBALLC.J. RiversA.J. RutterReed Timmer VOLLEYBALL Paige AspinwallOdessa CodyChandelle DavidsonKyla InderskiSara JensenCourtney MoreheadCapris QuaitesMakena SchoeneGrace SchofieldNicole Woods WOMEN’S TENNISSummer BrillsTess Herder SOFTBALLTasha AlexanderAshlie ChambersKaitlyn FinneranTaryn Pena WOMEN’S GOLFGrace DunnAimee GerschkeMadison GlennieSigurlaug JonsdottirReilly KroheBrooke Miller MEN’S SOCCERSteven EnnaBen LeMayNick ManzoniRyan MeredithAlex PetersonAlex PrusaWilliam SkoogBenjamin Troester WOMEN’S SOCCERKayla Armstrong Alyssa Brand Brooke Dennis Linda Fiorito Vanessa Kavan Haley Morris Sarah Grace Nicholson Brooke Salisbury Allison Smith Rachel Wanninger Print Friendly Version MEN’S TENNISBen ClarkTom HandsBen StrideBen Wood VOLLEYBALLOdessa CodyKyla InderskiCapris QuaitesNicole Woods HONOR ROLL (143)MEN’S BASKETBALLNick GirardiWill HalfonSampson JonesNick McGlynnC.J. RiversA.J. RutterCasey SchlatterReed TimmerBilly Wampler MEN’S SOCCER Andrew BlalockZachary ConroyHarris DeWoskinSteven EnnaAndre HeineNicholas JaimesBen LeMayNick ManzoniLuke MennenRyan MeredithScott MisselhornAdam NicholsonWilliam NurreAlex PetersonAlex PrusaJohn RamseyNathanael SeabergRobert SigurdarsonWilliam SkoogBenjamin TroesterAleksi Tuominen Finally, 143 Drake student-athletes earned a spot on 2016-17 MVC Honor Roll. To qualify for the Valley Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have recorded a minimum 3.2 grade point average for a specified term (Fall 2016/Spring 2017), must have been a member of an athletics team, and must have a minimum of 12 hours of enrollment during the fall. Of those 211 honors, eight student-athletes received the prestigious Missouri Valley Conference President’s Council Academic Excellence Award. Those eight were AJ. Rutter (men’s basketball), Reed Fischer (men’s track & field), Nick Manzoni (men’s soccer), Alex Prusa (men’s soccer), Caitlin Ingle (women’s basketball), Shelby Varney (women’s track and field), Kaitlyn Finneran (softball) and Capris Quaites (volleyball). Just 74 of the more than 1,500 MVC student-athletes to be recognized by the MVC garnered the President’s Council Academic Excellence Award. WOMEN’S BASKETBALLMaddy DeanPaige GreinerRebecca HittnerCaitlin IngleRebecca JonasMya MertzNicole MillerSara Rhine MEN’S GOLFJack KennedyMatthew LaveryArjun RedyKarter Smith WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY/TRACKBailee CoferMykaela ColeKayla GiulianoMeghan KearneyTheresa McAlisterPaige NicholsonOlivia RogersShelby VarneyRai Ahmed-GreenVictoria CoombeSophia JacksonBryce LangChristina LeMunyonSamantha NielsenTaylor PattonKaylen RettigTaryn Rolle ROWINGGabrielle BrodekKerstin DonatElaine FickauSarah FrantikSarah LarsonJessica Rebischke WOMEN’S BASKETBALLCaitlin IngleRebecca JonasNicole MillerSara Rhine WOMEN’S GOLFMadison Glennie SOFTBALLTasha AlexanderAshlie ChambersKaitlyn FinneranGabrielle JonasTaryn PenaAmanda RoemmichMegan SowaKelsey Wright WOMEN’S TENNISSummer BrillsTess Herder PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL ACADEMIC AWARD (8): Men’s Basketball – A.J. Rutter; Men’s Soccer – Nick Manzoni, Alex Prusa; Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country – Reed Fischer; Women’s Basketball – Caitlin Ingle; Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country – Shelby Varney; Softball – Kaitlyn Finneran; Volleyball – Capris Quaites. WOMEN’S SOCCERKayla ArmstrongAlyssa BrandAlison BurkeBrooke DennisLinda FioritoElaine GoromVanessa KavanHaley MorrisSarah Grace NicholsonMariah NorthropBrooke SalisburyAllison SmithShannon SteurerRachel WanningerHannah Wilder
Founder: The Dreamfields ProjectWhy is John a Community Builder?After a very successful career in journalism, John resigned from his job at a prominent broadcaster to pursue greener pastures – or rather, greener fields.Realising the opportunities presented by the 2010 Fifa World Cup, John decided to start a project to build soccer fields and improve sporting infrastructure in South African townships and rural communities.The project has grown and now includes distributing Dream Bags (which include soccer balls, boots and kit) in under-resourced township soccer teams and rural areas.Dreamfields is not only giving a lot of township youngsters “a piece of the action” that is surrounding the Soccer World Cup, it’s also helping to keep kids away from ever-present temptations like crime, alcohol and drugs.John promotes the spirit of giving and generosity, which does not always mean donating large sums of money, but giving others a chance to realise their dreams.In his own words …“I don’t see this project as being just about developing football; it’s about developing teams of children. It’s about making communities feel that they haven’t been forgotten.”Fast FactsDreamfields uses its donations in three ways: to fix up existing sporting infrastructure in townships and rural areas; to supply Dream Bags to as many needy communities as possible; and to create new fields.Dreamfields has received endorsement from the Minister of Education.John presented the AM Live show on SAfm Radio Talk-show for over a decade.BHP Billiton has invested R6.5-million in the Dreamfields Project, while Old Mutual has committed R6.2-million.By 16 June 2008 (Youth Day), 169 Dream Bags had been donated to needy schools.How can I help?For the price of R5 500, plus transportation, you can donate a Dream Bag to a school in need. For more options on how to support the project, visit The Dreamfields Project.Story published on SAinfo on 16 July 2008.Source: Brand South Africa