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Devonshire Colts 65th anniversary (Photograph supplied)

Devonshire Colts Football Club have lined up two major events to commemorate its 65th anniversary next month.

A documentary titled Sportsmanship, Character, and Unity: The 65 Year Journey of Devonshire Colts, will discuss how the club evolved from its foundational years at Howard Academy to a flourishing football programme with emphasis on the development of players and coaches both on and off the field.

It will also provide the historical context and impact the club had on the Black Bermudian community and includes interviews with former coach Donald “Dick” Dane, former club player and national team captain Shannon Burgess, and club stalwart and youth coach Fleck Wilkin, who discusses the club's history and present trajectory.

A special documentary screening to mark the release will be held at the Ruth Seaton James Auditorium on September 16 with a gala dinner taking place on September 30 at the Hamilton Princess Hotel and Beach club. The dinner will feature a history wall, silent auction, moments of reflection and awards to honour long-serving coaches.

Zuri Darrell, the Devonshire Colts president, highlighted the importance of the club telling its story.

“As a community club for 65 years, telling our story and celebrating our stalwarts is important as it connects generations to come with the passion of being part of the Devonshire Colts family,” Darrell said.

Devonshire Colts 65th anniversary gala invitation (Photograph supplied)

“Having been with the club for my entire football career, I have a special affinity to Colts and am honoured to have the opportunity to publicly recognise those with a steadfast commitment to Devonshire Colts. I’d like to extend a personal invitation to past and present players along with the extended Devonshire Colts family to come out and enjoy the festivities and take time to reminisce about the past.”

Devonshire Colts were established in 1958, with the philosophy to harness the learning potential of its students through the application of sporting activity and competition.

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Published August 24, 2023 at 7:59 am (Updated August 23, 2023 at 9:19 pm)

Devonshire Colts to celebrate 65th anniversary

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