Four Boccia Athletes To Compete In Colombia

October 29, 2015

Four Bermuda boccia athletes will be travelling to Cali, Colombia to compete in the BISFed World Open which will take place from October 30th – 2nd November.

Steve Wilson, Yushae DeSilva-Andrade, Jaime Brangman and Omar Hayward will join elite boccia players from over 30 countries.

The competition will be the last opportunity for players to gain valuable world ranking points ahead of the World Championships and Paralympics, which will be held next year.

Omar Hayward, Jamie Brangman, Yushae DeSilva-Andrade & Steve Wilson

Bermuda Boccia Team Oct 15

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade, Jaime Brangman and Omar Hayward will play together in the team competition and all athletes will play in the individual competition.

Bermuda’s coach Troy Farnsworth stated, “The team has been preparing well and are looking forward to the challenge.

“Both Steve and Yushae will be hoping to secure a place in next year’s World Championships so this is a really important competition for them and the experience gained on the world stage will be invaluable for Jaime and Omar.

“This will be Omar’s first international competition however he already shows enormous potential and it is very exciting to have another player representing Bermuda.

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  1. Raymond Ray says:

    No-matter what, keep that smile upon your faces…
    Good luck in your endeavors :-)

  2. To each and everyone one of you, Bermuda is already proud of you, and we are cheering you on all the way to the finish,Wilson we are putting you in charge to look after Jaime and Omar, just remind them they are there to play the sport, and not picking up young ladies,and Yushae get the whip out and keep them in line.

    Wish each of you and your coach all the best and remember we love you.

    Omar and Jaime I got my eye on you.

    • Impressive says:

      Yes, especially in a place like Cali Columbia,, lol.. Good luck to the team… Go Bermuda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Kim Smith says:

    Here! Here! Enjoy the experience and the competition.