The Bermuda Olympic Association (BOA) will be holding their Annual Tag Day this coming Friday October 28th.
Bermuda Chef-de-Commission for the 2016 Rio Olympics Carlos Lee and BOA Tag Day Coordinator Veronica Edwards officially got things underway when they attended Government House to tag Acting Governor Ginny Ferson.
The Bermuda Olympic Association holds a Tag Day in the City of Hamilton each year in October to help raise funds for Bermuda’s athletes. They say they are very appreciative of all those volunteers who help to make the day a success.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Bermuda Digicel Sports Show
www.islandstats.com and Digicel have teamed up to bring you a new Sports Show that will air Tuesday’s and Thursday's right here on www.islandstats.com.
The show will feature Bermuda Sports, athletes and events, join host Earl Basden and co-host Jason Ford for the all the updates beginning this evening at 8pm.
Tonight’s programme will update you on sports in Bermuda and Bermudians competing globally, we will be talking to Bournemouth Football Academy Coaches as well as looking back at Bermuda’s Olympians.
Monday, October 24, 2016
BFA & Police Release Statements
The Bermuda Football Association (BFA) President Mark Wade released a statement saying, “The BFA is aware of an incident that occurred at the Somerset Cricket Club on Sunday October 23rd after the match between Somerset Trojans and the Dandy Town Hornets. This is a deplorable incident and the BFA have launched a full investigation into the circumstances that led to it and events after it occurred.
We anticipate reports from the Match Commissioner, Referee and both clubs to be submitted expeditiously. We anticipate having a discussion with the Bermuda Police Service regarding the incident.
We are disappointed that individuals have put blight on our national sport. All indications suggest that the match was highly competitive and played in a good spirit with the contest settled by a moment of sublime skill from Somerset’s Justin Corday in 73rd minute.”
Meanwhile the Bermuda Police Service also released in response to violence at Somerset Cricket Club after the football game: Please attribute comments to Assistant Commissioner Martin Weekes.
"On Sunday, October 23, 2016, a scheduled football game took place at Somerset Cricket Club between Dandy Town and Somerset Trojans.
“The Bermuda Police Service deployed a number of officers including armed resources based on requests from the BFA including concerns around some members of the visiting team and officers maintained a consistent presence at the field for the duration of the game.
“The Somerset Cricket Club is responsible for security at all scheduled games. Security for this game did not include the hiring of Extra Duty Police Officers.
“Following the game and after the approximately 60 fans in attendance had left the grounds the BPS received a report that a bus containing visiting players had been damaged. Police officers met with the bus driver to investigate this report however no-one on the bus was willing to assist the BPS in their enquiries.
“The BPS continue to investigate the incident and ask that anyone with information that could assist to please contact the BPS at 2950011 or the Crimestoppers hotline.
“The Bermuda Police Service continue to actively partner with the BFA as well as with all of their affiliate Clubs and will be meeting with the BFA Security Committee this week to discuss security issues at this seasons games. Meetings with individual clubs are also on-going having commenced with Southampton Rangers club last week.
“It is the responsibility of the individual clubs to provide security at scheduled games by ensuring that adequate security and game stewards are in place to ensure the Safety & Health of spectators, officials and athletes.
“The Bermuda Police Service is able to meet with any club that wishes to avail themselves of Crime prevention advice and the Ministry of Public Safety coordinated Joint Event Safety Team [JEST] is also available to meet with clubs and event organisers to help them plan safe events.
“Clubs should also be mindful of the need to consider excluding persons involved in the gang lifestyle from their team rosters as to not do so not only puts the rest of the team at risk it also potentially exposes the club to liability should things go wrong.”
“The BPS will be working with the Club Presidents and the BFA to discuss how we can better make club environments safe for everyone."
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Dage Minors Finishes 6th in Championships
Dage Minors helped guide his Franklin Pierce University Men's Cross Country teammates to a 4th place finish during the Northeast-10 Conference Championship.
Minors finished the Individual 8K race 6th with a time of 25.34.6, American International College student Leakey Kipkosgai won the Men’s race with a time of 24.35.4.
The Franklin Pierce University Men's Cross Country team finished with 134 points led by their top finisher Minors.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Bermuda Sports Pictures of the Week
Sports in Bermuda’s continues to be alive and well, with www.islandstats.com capturing nine different events.
You can see Bermudian Athletes compete in Sports such as the Bermuda Argus 5K Road Race, Bermuda FA Challenge Cup Preliminary & Dudley Eve Semi-Finals, Bermuda 2016 Caribbean Equestrian Association’s Regional Jumping Challenge, BSSF Middle and Senior School Swim Meet, Round, Bermuda’s Island Basketball, Men’s Rugby, Ladies & Men’s Field Hockey, Youth Soccer and Olympic Wall and Gala Pictures.