Katura Horton-Perinchief Named To CANOC

February 24, 2015

katura horton perincheif 202[Updated] The Bermuda Olympic Association [BOA] today announced that Katura Horton-Perinchief has been named to the Women and Sport Commission of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees [CANOC].

Ms. Horton-Perinchief, who is a BOA Board member, Chair of the BOA Athletes’ Commission and the BOA Women In Sport Committee, will represent Bermuda and the BOA on the CANOC Commission until 2018.

The CANOC Women and Sport Commission’s focus is on raising awareness of the levels of participation of Caribbean girls and women in sport and encouraging the participation of women in the management and administration of sport in the Caribbean. The Commission also assists in the promotion of programmes of physical activity and sport specific to girls and women through the individual National Olympic Committees.

Judy Simons, BOA President said, “We congratulate Katura on her appointment and we thank her for her ongoing commitment to helping promote girls’ and young women’s participation in sports in Bermuda.

“With her background as an elite athlete and coach, she will bring an important perspective to CANOC deliberations and will be an asset to the Women and Sport Commission. Katura will be an excellent representative for the BOA and a strong advocate for our female athletes.”

Ms. Horton-Perinchief competed in diving at the national and international level for ten years, and represented Bermuda at world championship events, the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games, the 2003 and 2007 Pan Am Games, and the 2004 Olympics. She was the first black female athlete — from any nation — to compete in Olympic Diving.

Ms. Horton-Perinchief served as Chef de Mission for Bermuda’s team at the 2014 Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China and Assistant Chef de Mission at the 2014 CAC Games in Veracruz, Mexico.

Update 6.21pm: Minister of Community, Culture and Sports Pat Gordon-Pamplin said, “I wish to extend our congratulations to Ms Horton-Perinchief on her appointment to the Women and Sport Commission of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees [CANOC]. It is a well deserved honour.

“Katura was undoubtedly appointed because of her outstanding knowledge of women’s sports and her experience as an elite athlete. Well done to Katura, and hearty congratulations on this milestone.”

Update Feb 25, 9.23am: Shadow Minister for Youth, Sport, Community and Culture Michael Weeks said, “The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party today extends our congratulations to Ms. Katura Horton-Perinchief for her appointment to the Women and Sport Commission of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees [CANOC].

“Ms. Horton-Perinchief as the first Black Olympic Diver has been a trailblazer in both Bermudian and international sporting competition, and her continued participation at the global level will undoubtably continue to push awareness and hopefully encourage greater participation by women in athletics at the highest level.

“We commend her for her appointment to CANOC and wish her much success going forward.”

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  1. J Starling says:


  2. Star Parent says:

    I love her. Such a humble young Bermudian too. My kids went to her summer camp last year and can’t wait to go back. Much thanks to Katura and her team for helping my daughter get over her body image issues. She is perfect for this female athlete group! Go Bermuda!

  3. PPamplin says:

    I am so very proud of this young woman. Congratulations, Katura. Continued best wishes with this new position for which you are eminently qualified.

  4. Coffee says:

    Fabulous !

  5. Wayne Perinchief says:

    Katura, you will make Bermuda proud, once again.

  6. Kathy Somner says:

    Congratulations Katura, you will be GREAT! Your a wonderful motivator, friend, mentor the list goes on….congrats again. From our family.

  7. Jo Blo says:

    A shining example!

  8. Yes I says:

    Well done Katura!!! Wishing you continued progress!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Antonine Cormier says:

    Félicitation ma belle Katura. Très fière de toi. Bravo,

    Maman et papa xoxox