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Former stars to be inducted into Island’s Hall of Fame

Former star athletes and administrators will be inducted into the Bermuda Sports Hall of Fame tomorrow.

While the identity of the inductees will remain unknown to the public until the ceremony officially gets under way at 6.30pm, Rick Richardson, the Hall of Fame chairman, has revealed that as many as ten individuals are among the Class of 2014.

“There will be ten athletes, sportsmen and sportswomen of yesteryear, inducted into the Bermuda Sports Hall of Fame this year,” he said.

“The range of sports that will be covered include cricket, football and golf while this year's class of inductees will also feature administrators.

“It's going to be glittering night. We have a number of those who have already been inducted attending who will be there to welcome the Class of 2014.”

Richardson is delighted to see the event return following a five-year hiatus.

“We've had a break, obviously from 2009, so we are clearly excited about this year's event and we hope to now at least have it annually, until we need to take a break based on the fact we don't have a huge pool to draw from,” he said.

“We are still working from a number of people who were in fact nominated by the public sometime back, and we are working our way through those nominees with the board scrutinising, reviewing and comparing.

“And, if the performances are excellent or better than good, then we are seriously looking at them as Hall of Famers.”

The Hall of Fame was established to honour those who have gained prominence in Bermuda sport or who have made a significant contribution.

To date 48 athletes and teams have been inducted into the Bermuda Hall of Fame. To be considered for induction into the Hall of Fame, athletes must have been retired from their sport for a minimum of five years.

Bermuda Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2006. Richardson announces the ceremony with then Premier Alex Scott behind

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Published December 05, 2014 at 5:48 pm (Updated December 06, 2014 at 1:23 pm)

Former stars to be inducted into Island’s Hall of Fame

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