The Bermy Bouncers Jump Rope Team, the island's national representatives in the sport of jump rope will compete on a global stage this July at the World Jump Rope Championships in Orlando, Florida from July 2nd - 9th . Our youth team will be joined by our adult competitive team in their inaugural competitive year, the Bermy Bounce Backs.
Both teams will be competing in power based speed events (Single Rope Speed 30 secs./ Pairs Double Under 30 sec relay/ Single Rope Speed 3 min/ etc..). Our Bermy Bouncers will also jump freestyle events (single rope free style). These ten students are made up of female and male youth ranging in age from 9 y/o to 15 y/o. Jumpers on this national team are made up of students from: Somersfield Academy, St. Georges Prep, Warwick Academy, Whitney Institute, Dellwood Middle School, Mount Saint Agnes & Home School.
Our Bounce Backs range in age from 19 y/o to 50+ y /o. Our Bounce Backs are lead by former Bermy Bouncer Sophia Richmond, who has faith her first year team mates will rise to the challenge of competition!
The Jump 2B Fit program from the Bermuda Heart Foundation’s youth active outreach program has worked hard at becoming a model for producing youth ambassadors for the island who are passionate about jump rope, physical activity, civic engagement, and personal empowerment!
Our jumpers train 3 times a week for 2.5 - 3 hours comprising of a mix of strength, conditioning and endurance training as well as working to enhance their single rope, double dutch, speed and freestyle jump skills. Although the sport may be a new one, and not one widely recognized the hard work and dedication put forth by these Bermudian youth is something that should be highly recognized. Our team takes what other athletes use as a conditioning tool and makes a sport of it. Jump Rope is one of the most physically challenging sports there is, and these youth AND adults are planning to represent our island proudly!
It is our mission to spread the awareness of this sport, and supporting the creation and growth of the Bermuda Jump Rope Federation, and having the the Dept. Of Youth and Sport recognize jump rope as a legitimized sport on island, one that will one day be represented in the Olympics.
The team will take a short break before travelling to Seattle, Washington for an invitational Jump Rope & Gymnastics camp later in July!
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Bermuda Broadcasting to Show Red Bull Finals
The best youth sailors on the planet including a team from Bermuda will vie for glory in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup this week – and try to catch the eye of the America’s Cup teams who are also competing on Bermuda’s Great Sound. Can the surprise team of the tournament pull off an upset?
America’s Cup Village – The serene island paradise of Bermuda will be rocking this week when the world’s best young sailors fly across the Great Sound in the Finals of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. Amid the already-charged atmosphere of the 35th America’s Cup Match races, eight international teams of sailors aged 18 to 24 will amp the excitement even higher over two days until the youth champions are crowned. Among them are compelling home heroes who have become the Cinderella story of the summer. Don’t miss the Finals action LIVE on Red Bull TV, as well as Bermuda Broadcasting TV 9 and Ocean89 Radio this Tuesday and Wednesday, June 20th and 21st.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Bermuda Digicel Sports Show
On the next edition of the Digicel Sports Show host Earl Basden and co-host Jason Ford brings you all the latest in Sports.
Today’s programme he will update you on sports in Bermuda and Bermudians competing globally, we will bring the latest news and video of sports like Red Bull Youth America's Cup, Stephen Dickinson winning his 20th Edward Cross Long Distance Race, Bermuda NACAC Team returning, plus much more.
Digicel and www.islandstats.com combine to give you our viewers the best Sports Coverage of Bermuda talent during the show.
Monday, June 19, 2017
Leverock Helps Handsworth Win Big
Kamau Leverock and his Handsworth Cricket Club teammates defeated Newport Cricket Club by 8 wickets during their Birmingham & District Premier Cricket League Division Three match.
Handsworth won the toss and elected to field, they bowled Newport out for 92, Maisam Hasnain Jaffri was their top scorer with 34, while Kenrick Smith led the Handsworth bowling attack with figures of 11-1-26-5, Leverock bowled 9.3-3-17-3.
In reply Handsworth scored 95/2 in 17.3 overs, Gawayne Evans ws the top scorer with 38, Edward Parton had bowling figures of 4-0-33-1.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
America's Cup Endeavour Preliminary Round Up
The America’s Cup Endeavour (formerly the Bermuda Waterwise Programme) Junior Regatta on the Great Sound.
Bermuda sailor Aiden Lopes finished 3rd with 46 Net Points after 10 races.
The 32 International O’pen Bic Fleet, saw Lopes record 8 top 8 place finishes that included a win in race 4.
Brycec Tone, of the United States, won the event with 36 Net Points, while Leonard Beyer from Germany finished second with 40 Net Points.
Sebastian Kempe was the Bermuda finisher and ninth overall with 60 net points and Genevieve Lau rounded out the top three finishers for the Bermuda sailors with 145 Net Points which put her 22nd overall.
O’pen Bic Standings after 10 Races
36 Bryce Tone 40 Leonard Beyer 46 Aiden Lopes 47 Olga Fregni 54 Marcos Baez 55 Rasmus Granzin 58 Jacopo Cavagna 60 Sebastian Kempe 65 Gavin Ball 72 Kanoa Pick 75 C.J. (Catherine) Perez 81 Conall Green 88 Hedvig Liljegren 91 Matthew Rist 91 Gavin Parker 92 Kelly Holthus 95 Rosalie Hennessey 107 Carolina Horlbeck 126 Caroline Locke 129 J.J. (Jessica) Smith 135 Theo Michez 145 Genevieve Lau 147 Karina Zaleski 151 Lou-Anne Pasquier 169 Kazuki Sasaki 181 Saki Nukui 189 Gabrielle Brackstone 205 Annabel Turnbull 212 Charlie Turnbull 217 Anna Walrond 240 Christopher Raymond 247 Jesie DeBraga