Basketball - Former Snoc president Mascarenhas honoured through basketball academy | 08 August 2019
The memory of former president of the Seychelles National Olympic Committee, John Mascarenhas, is still alive today in his native district of Beau Vallon after years of making his contributions to sports in the country, both at local and international level.
The John Mascarenhas Basketball Academy set up by the Beau Vallon secondary school is proof of the recognition bears by the Beau Vallon community for Mr Mascarenhas who along with other parents and friends was very much involved in promoting sports activities, including basketball for the children and youth of the district.
Mr Mascarenhas’ commitment and dedication really touched and made a big difference in the life of the Beau Vallon youth and to keep the flame burning, the Beau Vallon secondary school has kept the tradition of basketball tournaments by setting up an academy which runs throughout the school terms on a league basis.
The finals of the competition are scheduled for tomorrow at the school’s multipurpose court.
Mr Mascarenhas, who occupied the post of Seychelles National Olympic Committee (Snoc) president from 1982 to 1991, was also the chairman of the People's Assembly from 1983 to 1987.
He also served as the high commissioner for the Republic of Seychelles in London and his name has been engraved at the Seychelles Tourism Pioneer Park in recognition for his notable contributions to the tourism industry.
His name, along with those of seven other people, is engraved on ceramic tiles displayed on concrete pillars at the park located at the entrance of the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) at La Misère.