About us

The National Sports Association of St Helena (NSASH) is the governing body of sports in St (Saint) Helena. The Association was founded in 1985 and is responsible for organizing and promoting sports on the Island.

Our first-time participation

The Island sent their first competing team to represent St Helena at the commonwealth games in Brisbane, Australia in 1982. the competitors chosen to represent the Island were Gavin Knipe, Brian Yon, and Caroline Yon.

Gavin competed in the 100 and 200 meters and Caroline competed in the 100 meters Swimming category and Brian competed in the 100 meters sprint athletics. the organisers responsible were Jeff Stamp and Tina Cox.

The first Committee

The first-ever (formally NASA’s) NSASH committee was formed in 1985, the 1985 (then) National Amateur Sports Association Committee members were – Rodney Buckley, Bobby Essex, and Eric Constantine. St Helena also took part in the Island games hosted in the Isle Of Man in 1985 where Colin Plato won a bronze medal in athletics. 

What do we do?

NSASH oversees a wide range of sporting activities, the association continues to send teams to compete in the Commonwealth Games and the International Island Games. NSASH is committed to developing sports in St Helena and providing opportunities. As a result of these efforts, participation in sport on St Helena has increased significantly. In 2017, the Island’s team competed in the NatWest International Island Games for the first time in 10 years.

In Gotland in 2017 St Helena won medals in shooting.

  • Gold individual 100 yards rifle men prone – Simon Henry
  • Gold 50m 3 Position small-bore rifle Individual men – Simon Henry (set a new games record )
  • Silver individual 50m Prone Small-bore rifle – women Madolyn Andrews
  • Bronze 50m small-bore rifle team women Madolyn Andrews and Jodie Scipio-Constantine

NSASH is confident that sport can play a positive role in the development of St Helena. The Association is committed to continuing to work to develop sports on the Island and to provide opportunities. If you want to learn more about NSASH AND sport on St Helena, you can browse our official website at https://www.nsash.org.sh. You can also follow the association on Facebook Twitter and Instagram