Sports Page – Monday 10th June 2013 — The sporting community in St.Kitts and Nevis is still reeling from the shocking news of the passing of talented sportswoman, Tesril Nisbett. The 22 year old star athlete who was born on 3rd January 1991 was apparently hospitalized at the Joseph N France General Hospital in St.Kitts for an ailment, and as her conditions grew worse, was set to be flown overseas for treatment.
She finally succumbed on Friday 7th June.
The talented lass was a natural athlete. She excelled at general athletics; the javelin; she was a national Footballer in the St.Kitts-Nevis women’s Football team and a talented female cricketer as well.
The St. Kitts Nevis Football Association posted on it Facebook page: ‘Today we say goodbye to an angel. Tesril Nisbett, a former national footballer left the earth today but will forever remain in the hearts of all those that she has touched. A young soul, but a very mature individual was she. A friend to all. Tesril, you will be missed by the entire football family. May your spirit remain amongst us always.’
Osdel ‘Scotty’ Hanley of the St. Kitts-Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (SKNAAA) highlighted Nisbett’s love for sports and commented on his reaction upon learning of her death. “She was extremely good but also loved football. Although she was in track and field she loved football more than track and field. The information that I gathered is that she was scheduled to participate at our National Championships next weekend… As I mentioned she has the record so she was exceptionally good in the javelin throw.”
Hanley also informed that the SKNAAA is seeking to honour Nisbett during some of its upcoming meets.
Tesril was the present female javelin record holder who won the bronze medal in the Female Javelin Throw Event in the 2009 Carifta Games. According to the Facebook page of the St. Kitts Nevis Amateur Athletic Association page today, Tesril was expected to compete in the National Invitational and Club Competition on Sunday, June 16, 2013.
Glowing tributes have also been paid by NAAA President Lester Blackett and the Manager/Owner of the Gladiators track club of which she was a member, Wakeley Daniel
Nisbett was selected as the 2010 Nevis “Sportswoman of the Year” for her success as an all-round athlete at the 5th Annual WINNFM inside Edge KFC Sports Awards Ceremony held on March 8, 2011.
Tesril also featured highly in a particular female cricket match at the ET Willet Park a few years ago when she came up with no fewer than six fantastic catches as the wicket keeper for her Brown Hill team and then top scored for her team in the same game.
May her contributions be ever remembered and may her soul rest in eternal peace.