The Lepercq Memorial is just a week away with competitors deadline for regular entries is 6:00pm, Friday, June 21st.
This year's Lepercq Memorial will include a presentation from the Bermuda Karate Organization of a $1,000.00 Academic Scholarship to Kent Bean, who will be starting university later this year.
Bean has trained and competed consistently since starting Martial Arts at a very young age and has represented Bermuda in both Kungfu and Open Competition Internationally. In conjunction with his personal development, he has also achieved Instructor Status in his own school.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Annual Denton Hurdle Memorial Awards
The Bermuda School Sports Federation announced the 28th Annual Denton Hurdle Memorial Awards Winners.
The awards honoring the late Warwick Academy Physical Education Teacher, highlights Bermuda's finest student athletes.
The Primary School Girls Award went to Destani Warner from West Pembroke Primary, while Honorable Mentions went to Kanzi Emery from Francis Patton Primary and Druw Bascome from St. David’s Primary.
Yusef Bushara from Somersfield Academy and Ricky Mallory from Mount Saint Agnes Academy received Honorable Mentions for the Primary School Boy’s, while the Primary School Boy’s Award for the first time will be shared as Robert Thomas from the Harrington Sound Primary
and Samuel Darrell from Purvis Primary both received top marks.
Leah Smith from the Somersfield Academy was awarded the Middle School Girls Award, with Ember Butterfield from the Sandys Secondary Middle School receiving an Honorable mention.
Ahria Simons from T.N.Tatem Middle School came away with the top Honor for the Middle School Boy’s with Matteo Turner from Dellwood Middle School received the Honorable Mention.
In the Senior School Girls category, Honorable Mention went to Kirstin Saltus from Warwick Academy, while Latonia Fray from the Saltus Grammar School received the top Honor.
Chas Smith from the Warwick Academy was the Senior School Boy’s Award Winner with Mark Godfrey from the Saltus Grammar School receiving the Honorable Mention.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Nominees for Denton Hurdle Award Announced
The Bermuda School Sports Federation will host the 28th annual Denton Hurdle awards on Friday, June 14th at the Phoebe Purvis Memorial Hall at Warwick Academy starting at 7:00 pm. These awards, honoring the late Denton Hurdle, are used to highlight, recognize and reward the finest Primary, Middle and Senior School Student-Athletes.
Denton Hurdle was a keen sportsman who attended Warwick Academy, Bermuda College and Dalhousie University. After completing his physical education degree he went on to teach at Warwick Academy. He was an avid sportsman and excelled in soccer, cricket and volleyball. His first love however was rugby. He went on to captain Teachers Rugby Football Club. He was also a regular member of the Bermuda National Team.
Each school is asked to nominate one boy and one girl for the award. All nominees will receive a certificate of recognition and are expected to attend the event.
To be nominated for the award, students must display the following qualities: active participation, leadership, sportsmanship, self-discipline, dedication and cooperation. They must demonstrate positive attitudes in school. Nominees should also be good scholar-athletes as well as good role models. Only students in the final year of primary, middle or senior school are eligible for this reward.
The 2013 Nominees are:
PRIMARY SCHOOL GIRLS
Makeda Burrows – West End Primary, Imani Phillips – Somerset Primary, Jasmine Simons – Heron Bay Primary, Kayode George – Purvis Primary, Macy Sidders – Bermuda High School, Kiandra Burgess – Paget Primary, Shabrique Henderson – Gilbert Institute, Destani Warner – West Pembroke Primary,Kazaya Sealey – Elliot Primary, Druw Bascome – St. David’s Primary,Jessie Marshall – Saltus Grammar School,Holly Bruton – Warwick Academy, Angelae Heath – Harrington Sound Primary, Kayla Raymond – St. George’s Preparatory, Kanzi Emery – Francis Patton Primary, Makayla Tucker – Somersfield Academy
PRIMARY SCHOOL BOYS
Zion Thompson – Dalton E. Tucker Primary, Zaire Williams – Heron Bay Primary,Okari Williams – Port Royal Primary, Samuel Darrell – Purvis Primary, Jhazii Johnson – Prospect Primary, Nejai Tucker – Victor Scott Primary, Tyrese Caines – Warwick Academy, Z’Dao Dill – Elliot Primary, Zekiah Smith – Gilbert Institute, Yusef Bushara – Somersfield Academy, Jai Pitt – West Pembroke Primary, Zakiyah Lee – Northlands Primary, Ricky Mallory – Mount Saint Agnes Academy, Kevin Sunga – St. George’s Preparatory, Ryan Mullen – Saltus Grammar School, Robert Thomas – Harrington Sound Primary, Ryan Outerbridge – St. David’s Primary
MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS
Ember Butterfield – Sandys Secondary Middle School, Micah Pond – T.N. Tatem Middle School, Paige Bruton – Warwick Academy, Chanara Smith-Rookes – Clearwater Middle School, Victoria Davis – Saltus Grammar School, Quinnae Outerbridge – Bermuda High School, Leah Smith – Somersfield Academy
Kirstin Saltus – Warwick Academy, Latonia Fray – Saltus Grammar School, Shuntae Hendrickson – CedarBridge Academy, Rachel Fox – Mount Saint Agnes Academy, Kayjuna Lema - the Berkeley Institute
Kyle Webb – The Berkeley Institute, Chas Smith – Warwick Academy, Mark Godfrey – Saltus Grammar School, Chae Brangman – CedarBridge Academy
Monday, June 10, 2013
Lambe on MLS All-Star Team Ballot
Reggie Lambe is one of six Toronto FC players on the ballot this year MLS All-Star team. This year the MLS All-Star team will take on AS Roma at Sporting Park on July 31st.
On Monday, Major League Soccer launched fan voting to determine the "All-Star Fan XI". This year, beyond the usual digital voting platforms -- online, text message, and Twitter -- MLS is incorporating an innovative integration of game play on EA SPORT FIFA Soccer 13 Ultimate Team, into the fan voting process.
The 10 players with the highest combined votes from the three traditional voting methods will be named to the All-Star Fan XI. Fans can choose from a pool of 115 players, who were previously nominated by members of the media.
The 11th player – a forward – will be decided after the general voting window closes on July 2, as part of what is called the AT&T MLS All-Star "In the Game" Challenge. Among remaining forwards on the ballot, the player with whom fans score the most goals in EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 13 Ultimate Team from July 3rd - July 10th will be named to the Fan XI.
Here's how the full Fan XI selection process works:
The first 10 players voted to the Fan XI will be announced on Sunday, July 7th, on ESPN during halftime of the Chicago Fire-Sporting Kansas City match that kicks off at 3 p.m. ET. The AT&T MLS All-Star "In the Game" Forward will be unveiled on July 11th, after the play-in period finishes.
The rest of the MLS All-Star team will be selected by the coach, Sporting KC's Peter Vermes, and MLS Commissioner Don Garber, who is allotted two Commissioner picks each year.
Vermes will select the gameday roster and starting XI for the July 31st match at Sporting Park in Kansas City.
The final list of 32 All-Stars (four goalkeepers, eight defenders, 13 midfielders and seven forwards) will be announced on MLSsoccer.com on July 31.
Here are more details on the four methods of selection available to fans:
1) Online at MLSsoccer.com: Vote for your starting lineup of 11 players, beginning June 10.
2) Via text message (SMS): Text an MLS player’s last name to 22442, beginning June 10.
• Each vote will count equally with those submitted online in determining the Fan XI. • Message and data rates may apply.
3) Via Twitter: From June 20-21; full details of Twitter voting will be released on MLSsoccer.com in the near future.
4) The AT&T MLS All-Star "In the Game" Challenge: From July 3 at 12 p.m. ET through July 10 at 3 p.m. ET • The top two forwards who have received the most votes after voting closes are removed from the eligible forward list. Voting for the AT&T MLS All-Star "In the Game" Forward will then take place using FIFA Soccer 13 Ultimate Team. Fans will be invited to play the game and score as many goals as possible with their favorite player among the remaining eligible forwards. Each goal scored will count as one vote. The player who tallies the most goals will be named to the final spot on the Fan XI.
Friday, June 07, 2013
Minister Scott Speaks on House Floor
MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TO INFORM THIS HONOURABLE HOUSE THAT THE NATIONAL SPORTS CENTRE’S FIRST PHASE OF THE AQUATICS CENTRE PROJECT, WHICH BROKE GROUND IN NOVEMBER 2010, IS COMPLETE. ON MAY 28TH 2013, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE BERMUDA NATIONAL SPORTS CENTRE (NSC) ANNOUNCED THE OPENING OF THE ISLAND’S FIRST FIFTY (50) METER SWIMMING POOL, WHICH IS LOCATED WITHIN THE BERMUDA NATIONAL SPORTS CENTRE PREMISES ON FROG LANE, DEVONSHIRE PARISH.
THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE AQUATICS CENTRE IS SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 13TH.
MR. SPEAKER, THE FRESH WATER POOL IS FITTED WITH A MOVEABLE BULKHEAD TO ALLOW EITHER EIGHT (8) LANES OF FIFTY (50) METRES OR SIXTEEN (16) LANES OF TWENTY-FIVE (25) METRES ALONG WITH A DIVING TOWER WITH DIVING BOARDS AT THREE (3), FIVE (5), SEVEN POINT FIVE (7.5) AND TEN (10) METERS.
MR. SPEAKER, THE POOL WAS DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTED TO MEET THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS OF THE FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE NATATION (FINA), THE WORLD GOVERNING BODY FOR THE FIVE AQUATIC DISCIPLINES OF SWIMMING, DIVING, WATER POLO, SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING AND OPEN WATER SWIMMING.
MR. SPEAKER, THE POOL DESIGN PLAN WAS SUBMITTED TO FINA A FEW YEARS AGO AND WAS APPROVED FOR DIVING AND SWIMMING IN ONE POOL. I AM PLEASED TO ADVISE HONOURABLE MEMBERS THAT EARLIER THIS WEEK, A SURVEYOR’S REPORT WAS SENT TO FINA FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL BY THE BERMUDA AMATEUR SWIMMING ASSOCIATION (BASA) ON BEHALF OF THE NSC TRUSTEES.
SURVEYOR’S TESTS WERE DONE ON THE LENGTH OF EACH OF THE 8 LANES OF THE POOL AS WELL AS THE ELEVATION FROM EACH DIVE PLATFORM TO THE SURFACE OF THE WATER. ALL MEASUREMENTS WERE SPOT ON AND CONFORMED TO THE DESIGN PLAN. CURRENTLY, THE NSC IS AWAITING OFFICIAL CERTIFICATION FROM FINA.
MR. SPEAKER, THE FACILITY HAS PROVIDED TEN JOBS FOR BERMUDIANS INCLUDING EIGHT (8) LIFEGUARDS, WHO WERE TRAINED LOCALLY BY A TRAINER FROM THE CAYMAN ISLANDS, AND FOUR (4) ADDITIONAL JOBS WILL BE ADDED DURING THE SUMMER. THE OPENING OF THE AQUATICS CENTRE WILL NOT ONLY PROVIDE SOMETHING FOR PEOPLE TO DO, BUT ALSO ALLOWS PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND FITNESS LEVELS TO GET AND REMAIN ACTIVE.
MR. SPEAKER, ONE OF THE GOALS OF THE NSC TRUSTEES IS TO USE THE NEW FACILITY TO ENCOURAGE THE GROWTH OF COMPETITIVE SWIMMING AND BERMUDA AMATEUR SWIMMING ASSOCIATION AFFILIATED CLUBS. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THIS WILL HELP TO ATTRACT THE PUBLIC’S INTEREST IN WATER SPORTS SUCH AS WATER POLO, SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING AND DIVING IN BERMUDA, AS PRESENTLY NO CLUBS ARE IN EXISTENCE ON THE ISLAND THAT OFFER THESE PURSUITS.
MR. SPEAKER, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THE NATIONAL AQUATICS CENTRE FROM MONDAY TO SATURDAY BETWEEN 7AM UNTIL 7PM AND ON SUNDAYS FROM 7AM TO 5PM DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS. AT THIS TIME WINTER HOURS WILL BE BASED ON DEMAND. TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE NSC AQUATICS CENTRE THE FOLLOWING ENTRY FEES WILL BE CHARGED: - $15 FOR ADULTS; $12 FOR 13 TO 18 YEAR OLDS AND SENIORS (AGE 65 AND OVER); AND $8 FOR AGES 6 TO 13. FAMILY TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR $32 FOR TWO (2) ADULTS AND UP TO FOUR (4) CHILDREN, BASED ON ALL RESIDING AT THE SAME ADDRESS. MULTI-PACK SWIM PACKAGES OF TEN TICKETS AND MONTHLY PASSES WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE. WHEN THE FLOATABLE DEVICES ARE IN USE FOR PUBLIC SESSIONS, ENTRY FEES WILL BE HIGHER.
MR. SPEAKER, IN CLOSING, I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE FORMER MINISTER OF YOUTH, FAMILIES AND SPORTS, GLENN BLAKENEY, J.P., M.P. FOR SPEARHEADING THE NSC AQUATICS CENTRE PROJECT. IT IS OUR PLAN TO NOW WORK TO ENSURE THAT THE NSC BECOMES SUSTAINABLE OVER THE LONG TERM, AND DO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WORK REMAINS TO BE DONE IN THAT REGARD.