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BFA win best dressed tree

BFA general secretary David Sabir is presented with top prize in the Catlin Charity Christmas Competition by the firm's CEO, Graham Pewter.

The Bermuda Football Association was crowned king of the Christmas trees at the Washington Mall today.

The BFA received a $2,500 donation for having the best dressed tree on display.

This year 11 sports organisations took part in the Catlin Charity Christmas Tree competition.

Participants included Western Sports Stars, Pembroke Hamilton Club, Bermuda Football Association, North Village Community Club, The Bermuda Hockey Federation, The Bermuda Triathlon Association, Hamilton Parish Youth Programme, Bermuda Bicycle Association, Bermuda Outward Bound, Somerset Cricket Club, Under 12 Reds and the Southampton Rangers Fundamentals Youth Development Programme.

North Village came second and received a $1,000 prize and the Bermuda Hockey Federation came in third and were presented with $750.

Graham Pewter, CEO of Catlin Bermuda said: “Once again, Catlin is pleased to sponsor this event and the chosen organisations have worked enthusiastically to produce these wonderfully decorated trees.”

The People’s Choice Award of $1,500 went to Pembroke Hamilton Club.

Founder, Suzanne DeCouto, added: “This year’s Catlin Christmas Tree Competition gave Sporting Organisations an opportunity to raise funds and showcase how important they are to our community.”

All groups received a $500 donation from Catlin Bermuda for participating.