Athletes Commission to Host 1st Athletes Forum


The Bermuda Olympic Association Athletes’ Commission will hold an athletes forum next Sunday February 16th from 11.30am to 4pm at the National Sports Centre north field pavilion.

The forum, which is intended to become an annual event, is open to all local athletes and coaches and will provide detailed information about new trends in athlete development, the BOA Stars programme and funding opportunities that are available through Olympic Solidarity.

There will be four panel discussions, the IOC/Pan Am Sports Presentation, the Olympic Solidarity Funding, Athlete Development and New Trends in Sport. The panellists will included Smith-King, former athletes, diver Katura Horton-Perinchief, swimmer Julian Fletcher, track and field athletes Brian Wellman and Hazel Clark and luge competitor Patrick Singleton. Also on the panel are Brenda Dale, a BOA executive, Donna Raynor, president of the Bermuda National Athletics Association, Peter Dunn of the Bermuda Bicycle Association and Craig Brown of the Bermuda Golf Association.

“Following the very successful conference on athlete development the BOA held last month for national sports governing bodies, this forum brings information about new trends and ideas in athletes’ development, plus information about funding opportunities directly to our young athletes and their coaches,” Simons explained.

“It’s a great opportunity to hear how the BOA can help them on their journeys to success.”

Those interested in attending the forum should RSVP to The athletes’ forum is open to members of the public and national sports governing body members.

Source: royalgazette