Annual Sports Awards

The Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation will hold its Annual Sports Awards on Saturday, March 14th, 2020. 

We are currently inviting all the National Sports Governing Bodies to submit nominations for their respective sport as well as the sporting fraternity at large. Awards include Appreciation Award, Female Athlete of the Year, Female Junior Athlete of the Year, Junior Achievement Award, Male Athlete of the Year, Male Junior Athlete of the Year, Senior Achievement Award, Special Achievement & Sport Citation. 

Details of each award are located on the nomination forms which can be collected from the Department of Youth, Sport & Recreation, Pro Shop and via www.gov.bm.

Please note the current awards period is January 1, 2019, to December 20, 2019.

Please return the completed forms to the Department of Youth, Sports, and Recreation, located on the third floor of the Craig Appin House, 8 Wesley Street, Hamilton HM11 or email to Senior Sports Development Officer Jekon Edness at jaedness@gov.bm.

There are nine (9) categories of recognition and they are as follows:

Achievement Award
This award is presented to a competitive athlete who has excelled in national and/or international competition during the awards year.

Appreciation Award
This award is presented to sports bodies who conduct national amateur games in Bermuda. It is also presented to clubs/organizations, sporting promotion groups and companies having demonstrated community responsiveness by pioneering and implementing a community sports programme. The programme must show evidence of continuity, growth and development for a minimum of five years.

Female Athlete of the Year
This award is presented to the female athlete who has excelled in competitions. She should have advanced at least to the final grouping (round) or a position deemed equivalent in a recognized international/world competition, or first in a national competition. The athlete must have demonstrated an obvious programme of maintained excellence and conduct that embody the ideals of the sport.

Female Junior Athlete of the Year
This award is presented to the most outstanding female junior athlete who has excelled in competitions. She should have advanced at least to the final grouping (round) or a position deemed equivalent in a recognized international/world competition, or first in a national competition. The junior athlete must have demonstrated an obvious programme of maintained excellence and conduct that embody the ideals of the sport.

Junior Athlete Achievement Award
This award is presented to a competitive junior athlete who has excelled in national and/or international competition during the awards year.

Male Athlete of the Year
This award is presented to the male athlete who has excelled in competitions. He should have advanced at least to the final grouping (round) or a position deemed equivalent in a recognized international/world competition, or first in a national competition. The athlete must have demonstrated an obvious programme of maintained excellence and conduct that embody the ideals of the sport.

Male Junior Athlete of the Year
This award is presented to the most outstanding male junior athlete who has excelled in competitions. He should have advanced at least to the final grouping (round) or a position deemed equivalent in a recognized international/world competition, or first in a national competition. The junior athlete must have demonstrated an obvious programme of maintained excellence and conduct that embody the ideals of the sport.

Special Achievement Award
This award is presented to an individual other than an athlete who has made a significant and sustained contribution to sport in a voluntary capacity at the national level, e.g. sports administration, organization or medicine, etc. A minimum of 5 years contribution is required.

Sport Citation
This award is presented to an individual, team, club or governing body of sport who has distinguished themselves both past and present. This award is open to all levels of achievement, competition, participation and/or contribution, e.g. organization of a major sporting event, distinguished sporting career, etc.

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