Bermuda Carifta Games Spotlight - Ryan Outerbridge
With the Bermuda CARIFTA GAMES team announced, Islandstats.com will begin the countdown to the Games with a Spotlight on each Athlete that will represent Bermuda.
Today we bring you Ryan Outerbridge.
Name: Ryan Outerbridge
Date of Birth: December 17, 2002
Sport: Middle/Long Distance Runner
Q. What is something many people don’t know about you?
A. I can’t think of anything.
Q. How did you first get involved in your Sport?
A. My dad was a competitive sprinter so he always talked about running. When my sister joined Bermuda Pacers Track Club, I used to run with the older athletes in their training sessions just for fun before I was old enough to officially join the club.
Q. Do you have a particular Sports idol?
A. Mohamed Farah, Britain’s leading distance runner.
Q. When did you realize that you wanted Compete Internationally?
A. I’ve always wanted to compete internationally from the time I first started running.
Q. What do you feel needs the most improvement?
A. I think I can improve on my speed so that I can have a stronger finish.
Monday, March 19, 2018
Bermuda Referee Corner Live @ 5:30pm
www.islandstats.com and the Bermuda Football Association have joined forces again this Season in a bid to encourage more Referees to join the ranks.
This Live segment takes place from the BFA Office.
Today we talk with youth and Senior Referee's.
Weekly www.islandstats.com will be interviewing Referees to discuss several issues including Laws of the Game
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Bermuda European Players Round Up
Reggie Lambe in Action
Karlan Aherne-Grant's two goals in the second-half to earn Crawley a share of the spoils after coming from 2-0 down at Reggie Lambe and his Carlisle United teammates.
Richie Bennett and Hallam Hope scored either side of the break to put the hosts 2-0 up, but Carlisle United’s play-off ambitions were dealt a blow as Crawley staged a battling comeback.
Djair Parfitt-Williams and his NK Rudar Velenje teammates earned a hard fought 2 – 1 win over Celje.
NK Rudar Velenje went in front in the 18th minute with a goal from Milan Tucic, but the match was level at 1 – 1 in the 42nd minute when Dario Vizinger scored.
NK Rudar Velenje would get the winner in the 58th minute when Jaka Bijol scored.
After 8 straight wins Willie Clemons and his Bodens BK teammates recorded their first loss of the year 4 – 2 to Piteå, but they are still in preseason action.
Piteå started the game strong, with Boden suffering an injury after just 15 seconds, when a head injury (feared concussion) on Andreas Wärja forced him out of the match. Piteå held a 1-0 lead at the break. The first half also ended with Erik Stenberg being forced to break even with freaked concussion.
Second half saw Piteå build a 4-0 lead, before Bodens BK scored twice to reduce the score to 4 – 2. Bodens BK got a goal each from Max Wårell and Elias Öhman.
Two goals from Jonte Smith helped Lewes to a 3-2 win over Ramsgate at the Pan, and saw them move six points clear at the top of the Bostik South table.
Lewes started brightly and took the lead after just four minutes, as a Leon Redwood cross from the left was volleyed past Luke Watkins and into the bottom corner by Bouwe Bosma getting off to the best possible start.
Lewes doubled their lead just four minutes later through Smith, who latched onto a long ball forward from Frankie Chappell and lifted the ball over the onrushing Watkins and into the back of the net.
Lewes were arguably playing some of their best football of the season at this stage, Lewes nearly made the most of this during a strong end to the half, as Smith saw a deflected effort hit the post at the end of an excellent passing move.
Lewes made the most of this by scoring a third goal after 71 minutes through Smith, who finished from close range after Watkins was forced into a fine save to prevent Liam Dickson scoring an own-goal when a Ronnie Conlon cross hit him in front of goal.
Friday, March 16, 2018
Seven Bermuda Sailors Heading to Uruguay
Seven youngsters will represent Bermuda in the 2018 South America Optimist Sailing Regatta in Uruguay.
The seven sailors include Sebastian Kempe, Christian Ebbin, Magnus Ringsted, Ahzai Smith, Laura Hupman, Nicole Stovell and Rachael Betschart.
Jennifer Burland a Bermuda Optimist Dinghy Association Board Member (BODA) said, “The team has some experience and we are looking for a good overall team performance.”
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Panam Sports Prepares to Elevate Global Positioning
The first Panam Sports Executive Committee Meeting of 2018 concluded March 14th in Lima, Peru with a renewed focus towards establishing the organization as more than a regional leader of sport.
The path that will lead Panam Sports to an elevated position in the Olympic Movement and the world market was outlined in great detail to the executives throughout the two-day meeting in the host city of the 2019 Pan American Games.
Panam Sports President Neven Ilic led the Executive Committee through a thorough budget analysis that indicates a strong and positive financial outlook for the organization. Included in the budget is the more than $1 million in relief efforts that Panam Sports and the International Olympic Committee are delivering through 2017-2018 to National Olympic Committees in the region that were struck by natural disasters.
The commitment to supporting the 41 National Olympic Committees of the Americas is more evident than ever, with an increased emphasis being placed on developing their sports infrastructure, facilities and sport performance programs.
In order to increase its market and brand exposure, Panam Sports is actively searching for and meeting with world-renowned companies to develop its own corporate sponsorship program that would extend value-in-kind services to the flagship event the Pan American Games, as well as new and innovative events that Panam Sports is developing.
Panam Sports Secretary General Ivar Sisniega presented the ideas and potential timetables for these events that will be further refined leading up to the Panam Sports General Assembly that will take place in Lima from September 4th – 5th.
The strategic marketing and communications strategies of Panam Sports are also continuing to evolve. Greater emphasis will be placed on telling the stories of the great athletes throughout the Americas through a greater social media and digital presence fueled by our new website. The website will feature all new communications from Panam Sports, including a monthly newsletter, special edition magazines and weekly updates about athlete performances and Organizing Committee progress.
The 16 Commissions of Panam Sports will also begin to have a greater and more impactful role in the organization, assisting with the development of modern events tailored to the next generation and ensuring the success of the Pan American Games and NOC development.
“I thought it was a very good and productive meeting. We had presentations from the marketing area, from the new department we’ve created to make sure the Commissions from Panam Sports are more dynamic and active as well as working, meeting and making real progress towards the goals of Panam Sports. We also looked at a series of new events including the Pan Am Youth Games, the Pan Am Junior Games and the Pan Am Beach Games which we’ll be exploring further,” said Ivar Sisniega, Secretary General, Panam Sports.
“First of all I would like to commend the leadership of Panam Sports. The fact that this strategic planning process returned to the first ever workshop that the organization ever had in Washington D.C. two years ago, you are saying ‘I heard my membership and these are the issues’. I think it reflects a willingness to listen to your constituents and involve the stakeholders. I also think the style of the meeting was particularly democratic and facilitates a new type of energy from the Executive Committee and I think this transformation bodes well for the future,” said Keith Joseph, Third Vice President, Panam Sports.