BOA President Simons Named to IOC Education Commission
The Bermuda Olympic Association (BOA) announced that BOA President, Judy Simons, has been re-appointed a member of the Olympic Education Commission by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Thomas Bach effective May 13th, 2019. Simons was previously named to the Education Commission in June 2015.
The Olympic Education Commission advises the IOC President and Executive Board on the promotion of Olympic values-based education, and provides strategic direction on IOC programmes and activities related to the education of youth through sport.
Specifically, commissioners advise on the development and implementation of an Olympic values education strategy, advocate for physical education as part of school curricula, promote sport as a valuable part of youth development, and focus on the development of resources for educators on Olympic values and life skills. The Commission also works to integrate values education into IOC and partner programmes, including the Athlete Career Development Programme.
Simons said, “I am honored to have been selected to serve again on the IOC Education Commission, and I look forward to contributing my energy and ideas to the Commission’s important work to promote the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect through education. As a former athlete, and through my work with the BOA and IOC for many years, I know that sport is a valuable tool for character development. Participation in a sport provides a conduit into which a young person can focus his or her energy, and enjoy the rewards and recognition that come with hard work. Competing internationally provides young people with the chance to forge friendships with people from different places, a broader perspective, and an appreciation for other cultures. I am excited about working with my fellow Commission members to help make those opportunities available to more young people around the world through the IOC.”
Monday, May 20, 2019
Bermuda's 40-Player National Gold Cup Team Released
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) revealed the preliminary 40-player rosters submitted by the 16 participating Member Associations, which also included Bermuda for the CONCACAF Gold Cup which kicks off next month.
As part of this expanded format of the tournament, Group B will debut in the tournament on Sunday June 16th, in Costa Rica’s Estadio Nacional, marking the first-time the tournament is played in Central America. Costa Rica and Nicaragua will face-off in Group B’s evening match, while Haiti and Bermuda will open the day’s doubleheader.
The Bermuda team consist of 13 local based players and with the news that Oxford United released Jonte Smith back on May 9th the team also has 10 Unattached players.
In accordance with the Competition Regulations, the submitted rosters will serve as the basis for the final 23-player lists for each team. The final 23-player rosters will be announced by CONCACAF the first week of June. After the official announcement, only injury-related changes will be allowed, up until 24 hours before each team’s first match and any injury replacements must come from the preliminary 40-player roster.
Bermuda CONCACAF Gold Cup Roster
1 Osagi Bascome - UNATTACHED 2 Chikosi Basden - HATFIELD TOWN FC (ENG) 3 Jaylon Bather - ROBIN HOOD FC (BER) 4 Keishon Bean - PEMBROKE HAMILTON CLUB (BER) 5 Donte Brangman - SOUTHAMPTON RANGERS SC (BER) 6 Kacy Milan Butterfield - KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS FC (ENG) 7 Casey Castle - ROBIN HOOD FC (BER) 8 Willie Clemons - BODENS BK FF (SWE) 9 Kane Critchlow - WATFORD FC (ENG) 10 Justin Donawa - UNATTACHED 11 Paul Douglas - UNATTACHED 12 Kilian Elkinson - SYDNEY UNIVERSITY (AUS) 13 Liam Evans - ROBIN HOOD FC (BER) 14 Dale Eve - ROBIN HOOD FC (BER) 15 Jahkari Furbert - WAKEFIELD FC (ENG) 16 Na’ee, Griffith - PEMBROKE HAMILTON CLUB (BER) 17 Oliver Harvey - UNATTACHED 18 Jahquil Hill - UNATTACHED 19 Quinaceo Hunt - WAKEFIELD FC (ENG) 20 Roger Lee - TALLINNA KALEV (FIN) 21 Dante Leverock - SLIGO ROVERS FC (IRL) 22 Zeiko Lewis - CHARLESTON BATTERY (USA) 23 Wendell Tre Ming - PEMBROKE HAMILTON CLUB (BER) 24 Calon Minors - UNATTACHED 25 Diego Richardson - ROYAL RUSSELL FOOTBALL SCHOOL (ENG) 26 Cecoy Robinson - PEMBROKE HAMILTON CLUB (BER) 27 Tokia Russell - CHEADLE TOWN FC (ENG) 28 Knory Scott - KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS FC (ENG) 29 Lejuan Simmons - ROBIN HOOD FC (BER) 30 Jonte Smith - UNATTACHED 31 Rahzir Smith-Jones - PRO DIRECT ACADEMY (ENG) 32 Aaron William Spencer II - UNATTACHED 33 Reginald Thompson-Lambe - CAMBRIDGE UNITED FC (ENG) 34 Ernest Trott - BOULEVARD BLAZERS FC (BER) 35 Tevahn Tyrell - UNATTACHED 36 Daren Usher - PEMBROKE HAMILTON CLUB (BER) 37 Marco Warren - PEMBROKE HAMILTON CLUB (BER) 38 Nahki Wells - BURNLEY FC (ENG) 39 William White - UNATTACHED 40 Dashun Cooper - X-ROADS WARRIORS (BER)
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced the Referees and Assistant Referees that have been selected for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Bermuda will compete in Group B and they will take on Haiti, Costa Rica and Nicaragua
The 48 match officials were required to pass several assessments and fitness tests, to ensure they could be considered for CONCACAF’s most prestigious National Team competition.
Although Bermuda’s FIFA listed Referee Assistant Tashun Simons was not selected, www.islandstats.com can confirm that Referee Assessor Victor Stewart who has been to Bermuda on several occasions has been assigned to the Tournament.
Stewart is Bermuda's CONCACAF Technical Instructor and Assessor Instructor is a regular guess on Referee Corner hosted by www.islandstats.com on a weekly basis during the Football Season, he has also officiated a Bermuda Football Association Premier Division match.
Jillian Terceira was back in action competing in the Valkenswaard International Horse Jumping event in The Netherlands.
Terceira and Escalada finished 47th competing in the CSI2* 1.35m Table A - Against the Clock with Jump-Off Class.
The pair clocked a time of 78.87, but they also had 8 Penalty Fault Points.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Evans Finn Open Championships Day Three Update
After another long day on the water, two more races were completed at the Finn Europeans in Athens, that has seen Bermuda sailor Rockal Evans fall one more spot to 61st.
www.islandstats.com is bringing you a third day update for the Bermuda Olympic Hopeful.
Sailors are allowed to throw out a race at this stage and Evans after finishes of 54th and 57th today threw out his first race result of 71st and currently has 222 Net Points.
Ioannis Mitakis dominated the first race to take the home win, while Jonathan Lobert from France took the second race.
After the five races, Giles Scott from Great Britain still leads overall with 8 points having not finished outside the top three, with Andy Maloney from New Zealand in second with 12 points and Alican Kaynar from Turkey is in third with 23 Points.