Denton Hurdle Memorial Award Nominees

July 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Bermuda School Sports Federation will be presenting the 35th annual Denton Hurdle Memorial Awards with a series of video presentations beginning on Tuesday, July 21st.

“The Denton Hurdle Memorial Awards is the highlight of the BSSF calendar. This year we are honoured to highlight and recognize 61 of Bermuda’s finest primary, middle and senior school student-athletes. Each of the 61 nominees are exceptional high achieving leaders for their respective schools. They have all made their schools, teachers, coaches and school mates very proud of their achievements,” a spokesperson said.

“The awards were introduced in 1986 to honour the late Denton Hurdle. Hurdle was a keen sportsman who attended Warwick Academy, Bermuda College and Dalhousie University. After completing his physical education degree he went on to teach at Warwick Academy. He was an avid sportsman and excelled in soccer, cricket and volleyball. His first love, however, was rugby. He went on to captain Teachers Rugby Football Club. He was also a regular member of the Bermuda National Team.

“Each school is afforded the opportunity to nominate one boy and one girl for the award. All nominees will receive a certificate and medal of recognition. A male and female winner and runners up will be named in each category.

“To be nominated for the award, students must display the following qualities: active participation, leadership, sportsmanship, self-discipline, dedication and cooperation. They must demonstrate positive attitudes in school. Nominees should also be good scholar-athletes as well as good role models. Only students in the final year of primary, middle or senior school are eligible for this reward.

“Judging was based on the following criteria listed in order of importance:

  • Contribution towards the school sports programme [including attitude, deportment and effort]
  • Contribution towards other school programmes
  • Participation in sports outside of school [National level as well as club level]
  • Participation in other community activities

The full 2020 Denton Hurdle Memorial Awards Nominees follow below [PDF here]:

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