Cherry Wins Sevens Player of the Year

first_imgAustralian Women’s Open Touch Football representative, Emilee Cherry has been recognised for her impressive start to her Rugby Sevens career, being named the Women’s Player of the Year at the John Eales Medal in Sydney on Thursday night. Cherry, who celebrates her 20th birthday today, has had a busy year, juggling her Touch Football commitments with her Sevens commitments as well as university studies. Cherry has had an impressive year on the Touch Football field, helping her South West Queensland Swans team make the final of the 2012 National Touch League and being part of the Australian Women’s Open team that defeated New Zealand in the 2012 Trans Tasman Series. She also helped guide the Queensland Women’s Open team to their State of Origin Series win over New South Wales in September, being named Player of the Series. Cherry recently was also a part of the South West Queensland Swans team that won the 2012 Queensland State Championships and was named Player of the Final. After taking up Rugby in 2011, Cherry has been a constant inclusion in the Australian Women’s Sevens team and was recently part of the team’s title win at the Asia Pacific Women’s Sevens Championships in Malaysia. Touch Football Australia would like to congratulate Emilee on her award. Related LinksCherry Wins Sevens Awardlast_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid coach Solari: We want to retain our Club World Cup title

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid coach Solari: We want to retain our Club World Cup titleby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari says they’re in the Club World Cup to win it.Real’s squad are already in Abu Dhabi for the tournament.The Argentine said, “For the club it’s great to be here, it means that Real Madrid are Champions League champions again and it’s the trophy that we like the most.”To be in the Club World Cup again is fantastic and we hope to retain the title this year, which these great players already won last year.”It’s always important to go in to this tournament off the back of a win. The Club World Cup has already begun, we have been following it on television and now we’re happy to have arrived and turn our focus to Wednesday’s game. Until now we were thinking about Rayo, who were our previous opponent, and the only thing that has happened after has been a flight. Now we’ll concentrate and begin to prepare for the first match against Kashima Antlers.” last_img read more

10 months agoChelsea goalkeeper Kepa: Beating Watford so important

first_imgChelsea goalkeeper Kepa: Beating Watford so importantby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga believes they’re back on track after victory at Watford.Kepa meet Crystal Palace later today.”After the Leicester game at home, we wanted to bounce back,” said Kepa. “We were great in the first half, then in the second half Leicester were better than us. We found it hard.”After the Leicester game it was important to get back on track and there’s no better way to get back on track than beating a great team away from home.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

TIFF announces four international participants for Rising Stars Programme

first_imgAdvertisement All of the international Rising Stars have experienced recent success on the big screen.Athie was most recently seen in the breakout hit Patti Cake$ (2017) and will soon be seen in Oscar-winner Brie Larson’s Unicorn Store (2017). Larson’s directorial debut will see its World Premiere at this year’s Festival. Bennett recently appeared in the sci-fi thriller Ghost in the Shell (2017), and landed his first starring role in director Nic Gorman’s debut feature, Human Traces (2017).After starting her career on stage, El Arabi was chosen by filmmaker Stephanie Strecker to play the lead role in her recent feature A Wedding (2016). She appears next in Eye on Juliet (2017), the latest film from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Kim Nguyen, which will premiere at this year’s Festival. Buckley most recently appeared on the small screen in the BBC’s 2016 adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, and in Taboo (2017–present),starring Tom Hardy. She stars in the feature film Beast (2017), playing a troubled young woman who falls for a mysterious outsider, which will premiere at this year’s Festival in the Platform programme..Mamoudou AthieNY-based Mamoudou Athie is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. In 2015, Athiemade his New York stage debut in The Mystery of Love and Sex, for which he received critical praise. He starred as Grandmaster Flash in The Get Down (2016–2017) for Netflix, and he can be seen alongside Emma Watson and Tom Hanks in The Circle (2017). Athieappears in Brie Larson’s directorial debut, Unicorn Store, which will receive its World Premiere at TIFF 2017.Vinnie BennettNew Zealand actor, Vinnie Bennett has appeared in both television and film. His television credits include Power Rangers Dino Charge (2015–2016), The Shannara Chronicles(2016–present), and Filthy Rich (2016–present).  His film credits include Fantail (2013),Ghost in the Shell (2017) and Beyond the Known World (2017). He takes a starring role in the new feature film Human Traces (2017). Login/Register With: TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival® announced today four outstanding actors who will participate in the newly expanded TIFF Rising Stars programme. Renowned as an annual showcase of emerging Canadian talent poised on the brink of success, the additional set of talent hails from across the globe and consists ofMamoudou Athie (USA), Vinnie Bennett (New Zealand), Lina El Arabi (France) andJessie Buckley (Ireland).They will join the four previously-announced Canadian Rising Stars — Daniel Doheny, Mary Galloway, Théodore Pellerin and Ellen Wong — in specialized programming and events organized by TIFF’s Industry team, including seminars with casting directors, one-on-one meetings, sessions with leading filmmakers, media training and a series of unique networking opportunities.“These four actors impressed us with their nuanced performances and on-screen charisma,” said Kathleen Drumm, TIFF Industry Director. “We are thrilled to be able to showcase their talent and support their creative development, at a point where they will be discovered by audiences at TIFF and around the world.” Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Lina El ArabiLina El Arabi is a Paris-based actor who has appeared in Ne m’abandonne pas (2016) and A Wedding (2016), which received the award for Best Actress at the Angoulême Francophone Film Festival. El Arabi will appear on stage this autumn in a one-character play called Mon Ange, in a solo performance that has already received rave reviews. She stars in Eye on Juliet, which will make its World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival, and will screen at TIFF 2017.Jessie BuckleyJessie Buckley is an actor from Killarney, Ireland. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, her stage credits include the revival of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music (2008–2009), The Tempest (2013), and Henry V (2013). Buckley recently appeared in BBC’s 2016 adaptation of War and Peace and in Taboo (2017–present), starring Tom Hardy. She will star in the upcoming TV series The Woman in White and The Last Post. This year, Buckley stars in Beast, which has its World Premiere at TIFF.The actors were chosen based on nominations from TIFF’s international Festival programmers, with a TIFF Jury (Rising Stars Producer Natalie Semotiuk, Industry Programming Manager Lynne Crocker and Industry Director Kathleen Drumm) deciding the final selection.Festival tickets go on sale September 4 at 10 a.m. (TIFF Member pre-sale September 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Buy tickets online at, by phone at 416.599.TIFF or 1.888.599.8433, or in person at a box office. See box office locations and hours at prefers Visa.Social TIFFTIFF is a charitable cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world, through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, major exhibitions, and learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative national distribution programme, Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $189 million CAD. TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including Founding Sponsor Bell, the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandeland Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation and RBC. For more information, visit The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation is the Presenting Partner for TIFF Rising Stars.TIFF Rising Stars is supported by IWC Schaffhausen and Telefilm Canada.L’Oréal Paris is proud to be the TIFF Rising Stars Hair and Makeup Sponsor.TIFF Industry is generously supported by the Ontario Media Development Corporation and Telefilm Canada.TIFF’s Industry initiatives are supported by the Share Her Journey campaign. Facebook The Toronto International Film Festival is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsors RBC, L’Oréal Paris and Visa, and Major Supporters the Government of Ontario, Telefilm Canada and the City of Toronto. Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more