“Football Jersey” Day is a fundraising campaign to support Footy Force and The Bermuda Heart Foundation. On Friday, December 6th, people are encouraged to wear any football jersey of their choice with a $5 donation.
All funds raised go directly to Footy Force and The Bermuda Heart Foundation. The funds raised for Footy Force will assist with covering the expenses that are incurred during the year including, but not limited to, equipment, training cost, facility rental, life skills sessions and team travel.
The funds raised for The Bermuda Heart Foundation will assist with advocating change through awareness, prevention and education; supporting and guiding patients and their families; promoting recovery through innovative hands on therapy.
Footy Force will conclude the “Football Jersey” Day with a Futsal Open Session on December 6th at Warwick Academy starting at 6:30pm. Players between the ages of 8yrs – 14yrs may attend and wear the jersey of their favorite team.
Also, if anyone has any unused/unwanted football gear such as balls, boots, jerseys etc. which they would like to donate to children in need, there will be a drop box at the open session.
Businesses may participate as a group. In addition, there will also be donation drop spots at 27th Century Boutique, Soccer Plus and Warwick Academy after 6:30pm or email email@example.com.
All participants may share pictures by sending via email or photo tagging: @footypromotions, #jerseydaybda.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Douglas 47th All-Time 100/200/400 Runner
A Bermudian currently is ranked 47th in the World in the All-Time Men’s 100/200/400 Meters Combined Scoring.
As of November 26th, 2013, Douglas’ times of 10.16 in the 100m representing the Netherlands, 20.19 in the 200m representing the Netherlands and 45.26 representing Bermuda was listed 47th out of the top 150 Male Athletes.
Douglas say’s it is not rare to have athletes that could do what is called a sprint Decathlon , currently Usain Bolt tops the list with times of 9.58 in the 100m, 19.19 in the 200m and 45.28 in the 400m.
Douglas said, “Most athletes that can match the feat do so from the base of the 400m, Bolt started out as a 400m runner, I started out as a 400m runner so the base is there.”
Toronto FC recently announced that it has exercised contract options on 12 players including Bermuda’s Reggie Lambe, while nine players are already under contract for the 2014 season.
Toronto FC has picked up the contract options on goalkeepers Joe Bendik, Chris Konopka, Quillan Roberts, defenders Gale Agbossoumonde, Mark Bloom, Ryan Ricther, midfielders Kyle Bekker, Lambe, Jeremy Hall, forwards Bright Dike, Emery Welshman and Andrew Wiedeman.
The nine players already under contract for the 2014 season are defenders Jonas Elmer, Ashtone Morgan, Doneil Henry, Richard Eckersley, and Steven Caldwell; midfielders Matias Laba, Jonathan Osorio, Manuel Aparicio, and Alvaro Rey.
Toronto FC has declined options on midfielders Bobby Convey, Darel Russell, Michael Thomas and forward Robert Earnshaw.
The three players that are now out of contract are forwards Danny Koevermans and Justin Braun along with goalkeeper Stefan Frei.
“We are writing a new story for TFC, and it begins with our current players,” said Toronto FC General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. "We have not had a solid core group like this in a long time, and this core is prepared and excited about taking this Club to the next level. We will continue discussing the possibility of returning next season with those players whose options were declined.”
Toronto FC’s 2014 Roster as it currently stands:
Joe Bendik, Chris Konopka, Quillan Roberts
Steven Caldwell, Jonas Elmer, Doneil Henry, Ashtone Morgan, Gale Agbossoumonde, Mark Bloom, Ryan Richter, Richard Eckerlsey
Kyle Bekker, Matias Laba, Jonathan Osorio, Alvaro Rey, Jeremy Hall, Manny Aparicio, Reggie Lambe
Bright Dike, Emery Welshman, Andrew Wiedeman
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Olympian King Appears in New York Ad
Two time Bermuda Olympian Arantxa King has appeared in a lululemon Add, the lululemon located on Union Square, New York City features the Bermuda Athlete geared up for anything that comes her way.
The ad reads, We are thankful for each day here at Union Square, even the rainy ones. Wind resistant and water repellent pieces are coming in to layer up no matter what it's like outside!
Arantxa King, two time Long Jump Olympian & one of our educator's little sister, is geared up for anything that comes her way. Brushed Speed tights and Rulu ear warmers allow her to go the extra mile.
Monday, December 02, 2013
Sports Policy Discussion Summit
The Department of Youth and Sports hosted a Sports Policy Discussion summit at the National Sports Center recently to get input from the National Sports Governing Bodies (NSGB), Bermuda Olympic Association and Bermuda Sports Anti-Doping Authority.
The summit brought to light several issues facing the NSGB’s as well as other group, but the Director of Sports Norbert Simons said, “The chance to bring the groups together offered the opportunity for us at the Department to put things in the Policy that will help all Sports across the island.
Most of the discussion in the room surrounded finances, attracting potential Sponsors and the issue of getting money from one Government Department to pay another.
One organization spoke about the need to get there Sport out more in the public, addressing the need to use the internet more including social media, several sports addressed the issues currently having with print media is only reporting certain sports and some saying those days are over and it’s time to move on.