As work continues apace on West Ham United's new home, the Club are kicking off the exciting process of collating supporters' memories, stories and experiences to be incorporated into the Stadium's design.
West Ham United the place were Clyde Best became World Renown is now celebrating some 110 years at its current home, the 2015/16 season will mark a unique opportunity to watch the Hammers at the Boleyn Ground for the final time, before making the historic move to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
If you have a memory of Best playing for West Ham at the Grounds, you are also asked to submit your memories to the Club.
A Club Statement reads: That the new Stadium feels and looks like West Ham's home is absolutely paramount and we need your help to make that a reality.
To that end, we want to hear from you. Whether you are a Season Ticket Holder or a fan from afar, we would like to know what you value most about the Hammers.
Is it a matchday chorus of Bubbles, the atmosphere at the Boleyn Ground, the Claret and Blue or simply the shared passion with the West Ham family? Whatever it is, we want to hear about it.
Tell us about the generations of support in your family, your passion for the Club you love, the lengths you go to support the team and what it means to be a proud member of the Claret and Blue Army.
Submissions need be no longer than 250 words and supporters are asked to address them to YourStadium@westhamunited.co.uk.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Olympic Milestones Reached for Twenty-Six
Peter Bromby Carrying the 2004 Bermuda Flag
A total of 26 Athletes will each celebrate Olympic Milestones this year.
Kirk Cooper, Jay Hooper, Penny Simmons and Conrad Soares all participated in the Tokyo 1964 Olympics marking 50 Years.
Celebrating 30 Years after participating in the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics are Clarence Saunders, Gregory Simons, Sonia Smith, Bill Trott, Buddy Ford, Earl Godfrey, Clyde Wilson, Peter Gray, Victor Ruberry, Alan Burland, Christopher Nash and Hugh Watlington.
Xavier James, Katura Horton-Perinchief, Tim Collins, Peter Bromby, Lee White, Paula Lewin, Peta Lewin, Christine Patton, Kiera Aitken and Tyler Butterfield are all celebrating 10 Years having participated in the Greece 2004 Olympics.
The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, was held in Tokyo, Japan from October 10th to 24th. Tokyo had been awarded the organization of the 1940 Summer Olympics, but this honor was subsequently passed to Helsinki because of Japan's invasion of China, before ultimately being canceled because of World War II. The 1964 Summer Games were the first Olympics held in Asia, and the first time South Africa was barred from taking part due to its apartheid system in sports.
The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, was held in Los Angeles, California, United States in 1984. When Tehran, the only other interested city on the international level, declined to bid due to the concurrent Iranian political and social changes, the IOC awarded Los Angeles the Games by default. This was the second occasion Los Angeles hosted the games; it previously hosted in 1932.
The 2004 Summer Olympic Games was officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, was held in Athens, Greece, from August 13th to 29th with the motto Welcome Home.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Countdown to World Wushu Championships
The Bermuda SanShou Association’s 7 fighters attending the 10th Pan American Wushu Championships in Costa Rica put their Final training session.
The Bermuda Men’s team consists of Samir Furqan, Sentwali Woolridge, Khalid Pitcher, Reyel Bowen, Jermal Woolridge and Garon Wilkinson, while Talia Iris is the lone Female competitor.
The 10th Pan American Wushu Championships (PAWC2014) is organized by the Arts Center East, and assistance from the International Institute ON of Martial Arts Traditional Chinese, Wushu Sports Association, Sports Association Kung Fu, Wushu Kung Fu Federation and with the support of the Costa Rican Institute of Sport, the Ministry of Sports, Ministry of Culture and Youth, the approval of the Presidency of the Republic, the permission and sponsorship of the Pan American Wushu Federation - PAWF, of the International Wushu Federation (IWUF).
Monday, August 25, 2014
Bailey's Bay Financial Assistance Awards
The Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club Announced a $10,000.00 financial assistance package. Seven Scholarship Rewards were created to provide assistance to aspiring young cricketers who are currently studying abroad.
All recipients selected are members of the Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club Senior team and are abroad at various academic institutions throughout the United Kingdom and the United States.
Delray Rawlins was selected as the recipient of the Presidents Scholarship Recipient Award worth $5,000.00, while Jordan Smith was selected as the Vice President Scholarship Recipient Award worth $2,500.00.
Terryn Fray, Tre Manders, Nyhrobi Carmichael, Dage Minors and Jomei Bean-Lindo were all selected as recipients of the Captain’s Scholarship Award Recipients worth $500.00 each.
Bailey’s Bay President Elton Caisey said, “The management of Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club is pleased to be able to provide these financial rewards as a token of our commitment to the development of these young men as they pursue their sporting ambitions while furthering their education.”
Caisey concluded, “We wish every recipient the best of luck with their studies this fall and hope to receive very positive reports from both on and off the field.”
Monday, August 25, 2014
Kessler Talks Bermuda and More
Verdet Kessler, Australia’s number one Badminton player, who’s mother Verniece Benjamin-Kessler was Bermuda's leading dancer 1970's – 1987 went down took time out during the Commonwealth Games to speak with Islandstats.com.
Kessler who is preparing to take part in Australia’s national Championships, talked about Bermuda and her life, as well as how she got involved in the sport of Badminton.