Sports Trading Cards Stars 2011

December 15, 2011

The Bermuda Sport Anti Doping Authority today [Dec. 15] announced the launch of the Bermuda Sports Star Trading Cards, which feature 38 of the island’s top young athletes in 20 different sports.

All the athletes were selected after being nominated by members of the public and all are under 18 years old.

“We are extremely pleased about the opportunity to reinvent this project together with our partners at the Bermuda Police Service and the Department of Youth, Sport & Recreation,” said Cathy Belvedere, Executive Director

“We had 38 young people nominated in 20 sports, and after careful consideration, decided to include each one of these young people in the project as they all deserved recognition for their efforts.”

Poster with the cards below, click to enlarge to full screen size:

“This is the fourth in a series that seems to occur every 10 years beginning in 1980; 1990; 2000 and now 2011”, said Police Commissioner Michael DeSilva.

“The Bermuda Police Service has been a partner in this initiative since its inception and did not hesitate when the Bermuda Sport Anti Doping Authority took the lead in this project.

“This partnership provides us with an opportunity to work more closely in the community and we are pleased to have the Community Action Team involved in the distribution.”

Oscar Lightbourne, interim Chair of Bermuda Sport Anti Doping Authority, said, “These young people are an eclectic mix who represents all the stakeholders that we serve. They attend public and private schools locally as well as universities and ‘sport specialist’ schools abroad – they represent school teams; sports clubs; and national sports governing bodies.

“We have a nice mix of male and female in a variety of sports and each had to be nominated by their school, their sport; their parents and provide a drug free message. “

“The cards have been distributed to private and public school in Primary school years with a view to having the young people earn a card for showing a discipline of Character Counts — Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibility; Fairness; Caring and Citizenship” said Jason Hansford Smith, Senior Youth Services Development Officer .

“Each young person can also trade the cards in order to obtain a whole set, which will earn them a place in a grand prize draw. A complete set will be 41 cards as we also have 3 Hall of Fame sports personalities that were included in the project as well — they are Jim Butterfield, Hattieanne Gilbert and Brian Wellman. Their cards have not yet been released and will be part of the build up to the grand finale. “

Mrs. Belvedere summed up by saying: “We will be promoting the campaign throughout the early part of 2012 up and until the culmination of the event at the Exhibition at Botanical Gardens on April 20, 2012.

“All of us are very proud of the commitment to our island home that each of these young people have made and continue to make in the future. ”

Basketball:

  • Khaivon Albert Castro
  • Juron Akin Howard Tucker

Bowling:

  • Trae Irwin Trott
  • Sierra Simons

Cricket:

  • Joshua Isaiah Gilbert
  • Damali Bell
  • Ra-Che Williams

Cycling:

  • Mark Godfrey

Equestrian:

  • Jaylynn Marie Hines

Football:

  • Saria Nikia Avonne Paul
  • Chikosi Davante Basden
  • Akeyla Furbert
  • Mauriq Hill
  • Teara Aneesah Aldrina Thomas
  • Keunna Shante-Marie Dill

Gymnastics:

  • Tabytha Hofheins
  • Morgan Beckles)

Hockey:

  • Latonya Fray
  • Jennifer Chisnall

Karting:

  • Allison Seymour
  • Amber Lopes

Motor Cycle Racing:

  • Andrew Decosta

Netball:

  • Asante Chapman

Rugby:

  • Patrick Allen Richardson
  • Thomas Hart

Sailing:

  • Owen R.Siese

San Shou:

  • Samir Furqan

Squash:

  • Korin Dale Knights
  • Jennifer Ince

Swimming:

  • Nick John Patterson
  • Rebecca Margaret Heyliger

Track & Field:

  • Taylor Ashley Bean
  • Jeneko Place

Tennis:

  • Tyler Smith
  • Eva Frazzoni

Triathlon:

  • Kamryn Minors
  • Ryan Gunn

Volleyball:

  • Joshua Brian Malpas
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  1. Cool says:

    Cool. We have one of my brother from a few years ago :) I also remember them when I was in school.

  2. Rubes says:

    Can someone please include the Motocross sport when they think of these things. We are a sport as well but always seem to be left out.

  3. I. Spy says:

    Rubes – perhaps you should ask if motocross nominated anyone! I understand that every sport was asked for nominations several times!

  4. JT says:

    Every sport most definitely was not asked. Well done to those selected.

  5. Ask them says:

    Every sporting body was given an opportunity to submitt names i know this As a committee member so if you do not see your sport represented you must take it up with your governing body. Ask them, why there is not a representation of your sport on the cards. Deadlines were extended for all sports and letter, calls,emails. So, there is not excuse

  6. JT says:

    Guaranteed not all were asked to submit. But we’ll be proactive next year as this is a positive initiative.

  7. We can confirm that all 36 National Sports Governing Bodies were contacted – at least four times to encourage NSGB’s to partipate and the deadline was extended twice.
    I would suggest as “ask them says” to contact your sporting body and express your disappointment.

    Cathy Belvedere, Executive Director