The Somerset Cricket Club Community is this morning trying to come to terms with the news of the passing of former President Colin Smith.
Somerset Cricket Club President Alfred Maybury said the passing will be a great loss to the Somerset Community, “Colin although he lived in St. David’s knew more about what was going on in Somerset than a lot of other people, he would often call me and say, do you know, have you heard and you need to do this.”
Friday, February 27, 2015
Digicel Announce Sponsorship of Sandy's
Digicel announced that they have included the Sandy’s Secondary Middle School’s Rugby team into their Sponsorship deal.
Digicel has expanded their community sponsorship that now sees them the sponsors of Sandys Secondary middle school rugby kit.
Shane McDonell the Digicel Sales Director said, “It’s just a matter giving back to the community.”
Chris Nailler a teacher at the school said, “It is very challenging to keep the youngsters interested in rugby.
Patrick Calow the Bermuda Rugby Football Union Youth Development Officer shared his view for the future of rugby on the island.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
ACBDA Releases 1 Month Progress Report and Infograph
Just a month into the official work of the ACBDA, big-picture timelines and milestones are coming into focus.
Today, the ACBDA released a progress report and an infographic to show a road map forward -- from winning the bid to host the America’s Cup to the line-up of events to play out in Bermuda during the summer of 2017.
CEO Mike Winfield had the following comments: “We are pleased and excited about the opportunities the America’s Cup will create over the next several years as well as the legacy benefits for many years to come for Bermuda and its people.”
An infograph was created for local media outlets and the general public to use as reference source. The graphic can be found at http://www.acbda.bm/about/
Winfield added, “While are still in the beginning stages to engage the wider community in America’s Cup-related activities, we are making progress. Within the next few weeks we will be selecting a public relations and communications team to assist us in the very important task of community engagement and outreach.
We were pleased to have interest from 11 parties and the communications committee ultimately reviewed the 8 proposals submitted by organizations and individual alliances.”
Meantime, ACBDA has made the following progress to date, and more is on the horizon:
ACBDA established - Jan 2015 Board of directors announced - Jan 2015 Issued Public Relations & Communications Partner Request for Proposal (RFP) – Jan 2015 Issued RFP technical software/hardware support for its small office – Jan 2015 Issued RFP for Dockyard Site Preparation Contractors – Feb 2015 Meeting with representative groups such as: Bermuda Economic Development Corporation, Bermuda Tourism Authority, Chamber of Commerce, Ascendant, Representative group of the Bermuda sailing community, St Georges, Corporation of Hamilton, Charter Boat Operators, BEST and related environmental entities, to name but a few Working with Team Oracle and Team Artemis assisting with the design of their bases and advancing the overall design of the event village Assisting ACEA and teams with housing, schools and related relocation issues Preparing initial budgets Discussing overall planning, permitting and environmental issues Finalizing the office set up for the ACBDA and ACEA. ACEA office to open March 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Bermuda Drawn in CBC Group B
The draw for the 2015 Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championships for Men was held at the office of the CBC in Bridgetown, Barbados, under the direction of the CBC, Vice President of Technical Operations, Frederick Brown and the CBC President Glyne Clarke.
The 2015 CBC Championships for Men will commence on June 16th - 22nd and will have the participation of the National teams from Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Guyana, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and the Virgin Islands.
In the draw, the teams were divided into two groups that will play round -robin within the group. The top two teams from each group will qualify for a Semi-Final where the 1st place of Group A will play the second place of Group B and vice versa. The winners of the Semi-Finals will advance to the Finals.
Bermuda has been drawn in Group B alongside Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Guyana and Suriname.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Pictures Posted from Week of Sports
Thirteen different Sporting Events took place over the past week locally as well as abroad and Islandstats.com has posted galleries of the events in each Sports Page.
You will get to see Bermuda’s Youth teams in the Las Vegas 7’s, Police-Teachers Nichol Shield Semi-Final, FEI World Jumping Challenge at the National Equestrian Center, Field Hockey at the National Sports Center, Ball Hockey at the PCC Hockey Rink, Futsal at Warwick Academy, Corona League, BFA First & Premier Division, Mountain Biking at Lagoon Park, 2015 Landro Minors Memorial Golf, Best of the Best Swim Meet 2, Netball at Bernard Park, Youth Soccer and Track Meet at the National Sports Center.