Huddersfield Town stars including Bermudas Nahki Wells took a break from Championship action to spread a little Christmas cheer.
Players from the first team squad left their Canalside base to spend an afternoon visiting two local hospitals to cheer up the youngsters in the wards.
Club captain Mark Hudson took Jacob Butterfield, Jonathan Hogg, Sean Scannell and Joel Lynch to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary where they met young fans and delivered some early Christmas presents.
Meanwhile, Adam Hammill, Grant Holt, Jack Robinson, Tommy Smith, Joe Lolley, Wells, Lee Peltier, James Vaughan, Anthony Gerrard and Conor Coady travelled across to Halifax to visit children at Calderdale Royal Hospital.
Hudson said: Our players were delighted to have been able to put a smile on the faces of local children at Christmas time by visiting the hospitals.
Some of the youngsters we met will not be spending Christmas at home this year, which is very sad.
Taking the goody bags along and spending some time with them is the least we can do as a club.
Thank you very much to the nurses and staff at both HRI and Calderdale Royal for allowing the squad to visit; they do a fantastic job in caring for people in our local community.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Pictures Posted from Week of Sports & a Video
Following a week of Full Sports coverage both locally and abroad Islandstats.com has posted galleries of events in each Sports Page.
You will get to see the Ball Hockey at PCC, Baseball in the East End, Bermuda Boxing National Championships, Cycling in the West End, Field Hockey at the National Sports Center, Shield and Friendship Soccer, Horse Jumping at the National Equestrian Center, Budo Cup Kumite, Karting in the East End, BAC Road Race, Rugby at the National Sports Center, Table Tennis and Youth Soccer.
Five members of the Bermuda Gymnastics Association Boys competitive team had a stellar showing at the Yellow Jackets Holiday Gymnastics Invitational in Boston, Massachusetts recently.
The meet was hosted at the Yellow Jackets Gymnastics facility, owned by Olympic Medalist and Olympic coach Peter Kormann. Kormann traveled to Bermuda last year to run a clinic with the Bermuda team, and the Gymnasts were looking forward to seeing him again and competing in his gym. It was also the first competition of the 2014-2015 season for the Boys squad.
The team consist of Jacob Madeiros, Thomas Gesick, Jordan Trimarchi, Taj Lowery and Max Blakeney, along with Head Coach Duke Nelligan.
Madeiros started things off with a flourish in the Level 4 Session winning Vaulting and placing 4th All-Around. Next up were the Level 5s, where Gesick who scored a 10.6 on Vault finishing 6th and earned 7th place in the All-Around, while Trimarchi had his highest score on Vault of 9.6 in his very first Level 5 competition.
Last up were the Level 6s, with Lowery dominated the Vaulting event, winning with a 10.6 and Blakeney finished 4th on Vault and also picked up a 7th place Medal on Floor.
The over-all meet was great as the boys are showing the maturity and attention to detail needed for Island games this summer. Two first places and a total of thirteen medals! I am very proud of the team. I am also very proud of the work that Coach Magan Outerbridge has put into preparing the team, remarked Coach Nelligan.
Total in Group: 25
Floor 9.5 [4th Place Medal] Pommel 7.8 [7th Place Medal] Rings 9.4 [15th Place] Vault 10.5 [1st Place Medal] P. Bars 9.8 [7th Place Medal] H. Bar 9.5 [14th Place] Total Score 56.500 4th Place Medal Overall
Total in Group: 33
Floor: 9.7 [7th Place Medal] Pommel 9.9 [8th Place Medal] Rings 10.6 [6th Place Medal] Vault 10.3 [5th Place Medal] P. Bars 9.3 [15th Place] H. Bar 9.0 [14th Place] Total Score: 58.800 7th Place Medal Overall
Floor 8.6 [21st Place] Pommel 8.2 [22nd Place] Rings 9.6 [22nd Place] Vault 9.6 [17th Place] P. Bars 8.8 [22nd Place] H. Bar 8.5 [24th Place] Total Score: 53.300 21st Place
Floor 9.2 [7th Place Medal] Pommel 8.4 Rings 9.0 Vault 10.4 [4th Place Medal] P. Bars 7.5 H. Bar 9.5 Total Score: 54.00
Floor 6.0 Pommel 7.4 Rings 8.8 Vault 10.6 [1st Place Medal] P. Bars 8.1 H. Bar 9.5 Total Score: 50.4