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Monday, September 17, 2018
Bermuda Inside Sports Talk Radio LIVE 12:15

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Inside Sports Talk Radio will air on www.islandstats.com today Monday September 17th at 12:15pm.

This Live Radio Sports Talk Show is hosted weekly by Ian Rawlins and co-hosted by Earl Basden will be in studio.

The show is for a 90 minute period that includes interviews and members of the public calling in.

The public is encouraged to call in @ 292-5959 and discuss sporting issues as it relates to Sports in general.



 
 
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Arnold & Hopkins Conclude at the Collegiate Championships

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Gabriella Arnold and Kaden Hopkins concluded competing at the USA Cycling Collegiate Track National Championships.

Arnold is representing Marian University, while Hopkins is representing Fort Lewis College.

Arnold finished 5th competing in the Women’s 500 Time Trial Final - 1.5 Laps stopping the clock in 38.659.

With a time of 1:06.754 saw Hopkins finish 9th in the Men’s KILO Time Trial Final - 3 Laps.

Hopkins helped Fort Lewis College finish 5th competing in the Co-Ed Team Sprint Final - 2km - 6 Laps, they clocked 2:14.285.
Saturday, September 15, 2018
BFCA Goalkeeper Course Underway

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The Bermuda Football Coaches Association, in conjunction with their coach education partner, The Scottish Football Association have their Goalkeeper Coaching Course well underway.

Under the watchful eye of Jim Stewart who worked as a youth GK coach for the Scottish FA (SFA) before he joined the Scotland National Football team setup under Gordon Strachan in 2013 on a part time basis.

The BFCA participants are taking the SFA Level 1 and Level 2 goalkeeper courses.

“The Level 1 course aim and objective is to provide a basic introduction to the needs and demands of a goalkeeper and a goalkeeping coach. Focusing on the basic principles of the position and fundamental movement patterns of a goalkeeper incorporating the core skills and techniques of the position. It is targeted towards coaches who have an interest in developing young goalkeepers. There are no admission criteria or pre-requites as this is an entry level course.

“The Level 2 course aim and objective is designed to assist coaches, aged 18 or over, who develop goalkeepers. The course is based on five themes (shape, movement, positioning, distribution, and crossing) and is designed to give coaches the ability to coach the goalkeeper both technically and tactically via game related practices. It is aimed at goalkeeper coaches working in clubs and builds on the fundamentals learned in the Scottish FA Level 1 Goalkeeper Award. In order to be considered for the Scottish FA / Level 2 Goalkeeper Course, candidates must have completed the Scottish FA Level 1 Goalkeeper Course within the last 3 years, and also must complete the Children’s Wellbeing in Scottish Football online module approximately 45 minutes.

 
 
Friday, September 14, 2018
More Vandalism at the Netball Courts
More growing frustrations as Netball Courts at the Bernard Park been the target of vandalism yet again. This time it is of a racial tone, with homophobia context.

Slanderous words have been painted on the courts and now it is being dealt with by both the Bermuda Police Service and the Department of Youth and Sports.

A Police spokesperson said, “Sometime overnight a vandal yet again defaced the surface of the Netball Court on Dutton Avenue in Pembroke in an act of willful damage with the suspect(s) writing offensive language. Police have commenced an investigation and we are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have any information that may lead to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect(s) to contact police on 2950011.”

Jekon Edness the Senior Sports Development Officer for the Department of Youth and Sports said, “The Department is looking to have additional lights and cameras erected at the facility, but he is unsure if that would even stop the vandalism.”

 
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Celebration Turns to Concern for ITU Event

Former WTS Project Manager Phil Schmidt
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With the announcement of the ITU Grand Final being held in Bermuda in 2021 announced by the International Triathlon Union yesterday, some locally have growing concern about the current makeup of the Local Organizing Committee.

www.islandstats.com can confirm that at present the Local Organizing Committee are not at a full complement of people to put the 2019 event together.

www.islandstats.com posted a few questions to the Bermuda Tourism Authority who have taken credit for the event.

In a response to an email regarding the chairman position which is currently vacant as well as other positions, Glenn Jones the Director of Strategy & Corporate Communications would only state:

The World Triathlon Series Bermuda is led by a Local Organizing Committee made up the Bermuda Tourism Authority, the Bermuda Triathlon Association, the Bermuda Government, etc.. along with our international race management partner Upsolut;

In July 2018, WTS Bermuda advertised a role for a WTS Project Manager for the 2019 event, and candidates are being reviewed. This would fill the vacancy left by Phil Schmidt, who moved back to Germany;

With only 7 months before the 2019 event, it would seem that whomever takes over will have a short time to get up to speed.
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