Trinity College Honours Devrae Noel Simmons

June 12, 2014

Trinity College School [TCS], a leading Canadian boarding school, has established a rugby trophy in honour of Bermudian Devrae Noel Simmons, who died on January 8, 2014.

Mr. Noel Simmons helped organize a number of rugby tours to Canada, making a lasting impression on his Canadian hosts.

The trophy, which is constructed of Bermuda cedar and Canadian cherry wood, features a dedication that reads, “Devrae Noel Simmons [1968-2014] was a coach and mentor to young people in Bermuda and helped to organize several rugby tours to Trinity College School.

This trophy honours his spirit and enthusiasm and will record the match results for touring rugby teams. Devrae leaves behind his wife Sue, son Dante and numerous friends in Bermuda and around the world.”

Bermuda U18 players Darien Hewey and Graham Cooke present the trophy to Headmaster Stuart Grainger

D Noel Simmons Award Presentation

Nine matches have been played to date involving TCS and Bermuda, with Bermuda winning seven. The following match results are recorded on the trophy:

  • 2014 @ Bermuda, TCS U16 0 Bermuda 19
  • 2014 @ Bermuda, TCS U16 7 Bermuda 17
  • 2014 @ Bermuda, TCS U14 32 Bermuda 24
  • 2013 @ TCS, Bermuda U16 5 TCS 15
  • 2013 @ TCS, Bermuda U14 26 TCS 5
  • 2012 @ Bermuda TCS U16 5 Bermuda 17
  • 2012 @ Bermuda, TCS U16 17 Bermuda 34
  • 2011 @ TCS, Bermuda U16 22 TCS 5
  • 2011 @ TCS, Bermuda U14 48 TCS 0

- Doug Mann, TCS

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  1. I heart 441 says:

    Big figure in our small pond recognized for his good traits in their big pond!

  2. Relda Simmons-Wellman says:

    As the mother of Devrae, I am so overwhelmed by all the love shown to my son. I fondly remember Devrae’s excitement when he took his first group to Canada and how they were not prepared for the cold weather that summer. The excitement of these youngsters is still there and their love for rugby grows in leaps and bounds. Thanks for your kindness in donating such a beautiful trophy. I am sure Devrae has a huge smile on his face looking down at that trophy and seeing the number of wins his teams have won. Thank you TCS