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The President’s Cup returns to Ballymena in 2019

This year’s President’s Cup, International Sambo competition will return to The Seven Towers Leisure Centre in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

Over 100 competitors from as many as twelve countries are expected to take part in the Sambo tournament to be held at the leisure centre on Saturday, 21st September.
Michael Wynne-Parker, President, Commonwealth Sambo Association added: “Last year’s event was a great success and our athletes were impressed by the welcome they received. I’m delighted that FIAS has decided to make a return to Ballymena in Northern Ireland and look forward to this year’s tournament in September.”
Local MP, Mr Ian Paisley, welcomed the event saying: “We attracted Sambo to Ballymena last year and the one-day event proved a huge success. It was truly a multi-national affair as teams competed for top honours.
“The organisers are the Commonwealth Sambo Association, together with the International Sambo Federation (FIAS), were so impressed that when I invited them to return this year, they had no hesitation in accepting.
“Sambo has a small Northern Ireland support base and I hope that by making this return visit, the martial arts sport will gain many more enthusiastic supporters and competitors.
“I hope people avail of the opportunity to see this impressive demonstration of martial arts especially when it’s on their own doorstep.”

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The Commonwealth is the intergovernmental organization of 53 independent member-states working together in the common interests of their citizens for development, democracy and peace. The Commonwealth is often described as a ‘family’ of nations and peoples, in which countries with diverse social, political and economic backgrounds are regarded as equal in status. The sense of family is most apparent in the wide network of societies, institutions, associations, organisations, funds and charities which support the Commonwealth.

The 53 member countries are: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Cyprus, Dominica, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, Saint Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Seychelles, Sierra-Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Tonga , Uganda, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, Zambia


Commonwealth SAMBO Association was founded on March, 20, 2012 as a non-for-profit organization to work in partnership with International SAMBO Federation (FIAS) on the promotion and development of SAMBO in The Commonwealth. Lord Reading was the first President 2012-2015.
MEMBERS
Barbados Sambo Federation Barbados Sambo Federation
President Paul Holder
IndiaSambo Federation of India
Chairman Suresh Gopi
Botswana Sambo Federation President Willie PaulineBotswana Sambo Federation
President Willie Pauline
New Zealand Sambo FederationNew Zealand Sambo Federation
President Johan Boshoff
Nauru Sambo FederationNauru Sambo Federation
President Maruan Jimwerely
Ghana Sambo FederationGhana Sambo Federation
President Enoch Aygekim
Antigua and Barbuda Sambo FederationAntigua and Barbuda Sambo Federation
President Phillip Isaac Snr.
Sambo Federation of St.Kitts and NevisSambo Federation of St.Kitts and Nevis
President Tija Stanley
Guyana Sambo and Combat Sambo FederationGuyana Sambo and Combat Sambo Federation
President Carwyn Holland
Jamaica Sambo and Combat Sambo FederationJamaica Sambo and Combat Sambo Federation
President Daniel Chako-Willmont
Singapore Sambo AssociationSingapore Sambo Association
President Parga Singh
Sri Lanka Sambo FederationSri Lanka Sambo Federation
President Kithsiri De Zoysa
St. Lucia Sambo AssociationSt. Lucia Sambo Association
President Jim Xavier
Cyprus Sambo FederationCyprus Sambo Federation
President Marios Andreau
Sambo Federation of England Sambo Federation of England
President Colin Carrott
Sambo Federation of ZambiaSambo Federation of Zambia President TBA
Australian Sambo FederationAustralian Sambo Federation
President Vladimir Belonogoff
Seychelles Sambo FederationSeychelles Sambo Federation
President Monique Athanasis
Sambo Federation of Scotland Sambo Federation of Scotland
President Robin Hyslop
Sambo Federation of PakistanSambo Federation of Pakistan
President Imtiaz Ahmad Fahim
Cameroon Sambo Federation Cameroon Nanbudo Federation – National Sambo League
President François Mbassi
South Africa Sambo FederationSouth Africa Sambo Federation
President Vintcent Redpath
MUMauritius National Sambo Federation
President Lalita Balkissoon
TrinidadTrinidad-and-Tobago Sambo and Combat Sambo Federation
President Jason Fraser
Tonga Sambo AssociationTonga Sambo Association
President Lenny Niit
CANDIDATES
Sambo Federation of Belize Sambo Federation of Belize President TBA
Sambo Federation of WalesSambo Federation of Wales President TBA

Advisory Council

 
HRH The Princess Katarina

HRH The Princess Katarina

Patron

 
Michael Wynne-Parker

Michael Wynne-Parker

President

 

Maroius Andreu

Cyprus

 

Monique Athanase

Seychelles

 

Mark Ayre

UK

 

William Bortrick

UK

 

John Clarke

England

 

Jason Fraser

Trinidad & Tobago

 

Robin Hyslop

Scotland

 

Francois Mbassi

Cameroon

 

The Marquess of Reading

Hon Life Member

 

Kitsri De Zoysa

Sri Lanka

 

Karl St.John

Northern Ireland

 

Colin Carrott

England

 

Suresh Gopl

Asia

 

The President’s Cup

Background of the President’s Cup

The President’s Cup was launched in London in 2014 to promote SAMBO both within the Commonwealth and wider world.

The first President of the Commonwealth Association was the Marquess of Reading who presided over the first event in London 2014. The second President’s Cup was in Manchester 2015. Michael Wynne-Parker succeeded Lord Reading at the 2016 President’s Cup in Edinburgh and presided over the fourth President’s Cup in London 2017, and the fifth President’s Cup in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

The prestigous trophy “President´s Cup“  was designed by Timur Kabukaev and manufactured by his company Jewellers of the North who generously donated it to the Commonwealth SAMBO Association.

So far athletes from the following countries have competed:
France, Germany, Russia, Spain, GB, Trinidad and Tobago, Ghana, Mauritus, Canada, Australia, Singapore, India, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Azerbaijan, Cyprus,Kazakhstan, Belorus, Mexico, Nicaragua.

 

We are delighted to announce that the sixth President´s Cup will be held in Northern Ireland on Saturday 21st September 2019.
 

Organising Committee

Chairman

HRH Princess Katarina is the chairman of the organising committee.  Princess Katarina is a member of two Royal Dynasties.  She is a member of The British Royal Family and The Serbian Royal Family of Karagjorgevich.

The Northern Ireland President’s Cup 2019 official committee:

HRH The Princess Katarina
Vasily Shestakov- President of the International SAMBO Federation
Michael Wynne-Parker- President of the Commonwealth SAMBO Federation
Ian Paisley MP
William Bortrick
Mark Ayre
Alexander Korsik
Robin Hyslop
Alexander Kuznetsov
Karl St.John

 

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