Video: Under 17 Rugby Team Travels To UK

March 25, 2015

Following an all-star game, intense training, and a visit from Premier Michael Dunkley and the Minister for Community, Culture and Sports Patricia Pamplin Gordon, the Bermuda U17 rugby squad has set off for the United Kingdom.

The team will be in the UK for eight days as they take on a number of teams around London, with 26 players traveling to take part in the competition.

Rugby Tour Bermuda, March 24 2015

A spokesperson for hte squad recently said, “On Saturday, March 14, the day started early with an 8.15am meeting for a sponsor photograph at the NSC and then off to the Arboretum for a two hour training session primarily focused on the breakdown and rucking drills.

“This session was led by proud Welshman Gareth Nokes and the squad and coaches got a lot out of the session. This is a skillset we will have to be up to scratch when playing the UK sides.”

“Premier Michael Dunkley and the Minister for Community, Culture and Sports Patricia Pamplin Gordon came by and visited the Sunday [Mar 15] rugby program.

“They spent time with the various age groups [U6 – U17] with the assistance of BRFU President Sean Field Lament and Darren Wood Community Support with the Family Centre.

“Premier Dunkley and Minister Gordon spoke to the U17 squad providing them perspective on their own sporting experiences and noted they should be proud to represent Bermuda and wished them well on their tour.”

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  1. MamaAFRICA says:

    Good Job guys have lots of fun and make Bermuda proud!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Raymond Ray says:

    Remember this, “it’s not how you fall but how you rise.” Safe traveling and good luck :-)

  3. Xaxa says:

    Best wishes team!

  4. Nicky says:

    Good luck to the team and play well together and do Bermuda proud.

  5. Mr. Meoff says:

    As a parent of an under 17 squad player, Kudos to James, Patrick and the rest of the organisers and coaches and in memory of Devrae Noel Simmons who was intrumental in one day holding this tour event in the UK.
    Well done guys, play hard, play safe and make us proud.

  6. Martin Daley says:

    Good luck to the players and coaches of the U17 national Squad.

    Enjoy thiis amazing opportunity and everything that will come with it both on and off the field.

    Do your schools, clubs, families and country proud.

  7. Geraldine Smith says:

    Very proud of each one of you, I have seen the dedication and hard work you have put in. Go Team!! Wishing you success! Super proud of you Daneko!

  8. Alvin Harvey says:

    Well done boys! All the best! Play hard! Support each other and have a blast. It will an experience of a lifetime and you will learn a lot. Appreciate this opportunity and make the most of it.

    Look forward to the majority of you shoulder to shoulder, arm and arm on the National team in a few short years.