Government’s Sports Awards set to return
After a one year absence due to a significant reduction of sporting events in 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sport has announced the return of the Bermuda Sports Awards in March 2022, with nominations now open.
Performances in seven categories will be considered for this year, including Male and Female Athletes of the Year.
Ernest Peets, the Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport, welcomed the return of the annual awards which began in 1980-81 with high jumper Clarance “Nicky” Saunders the first Athlete of the Year.
“Despite the challenges that Bermuda's athletes have faced due to the effects of the pandemic, the island has witnessed some incredibly inspiring performances in a number of sporting areas,” Peets said.
“We are pleased to be able to celebrate their accomplishments with the return of the Bermuda Sports Awards.”
Nominations are open for recognition in participation and achievement at a high standard of performance in international competition.
Persons who have made contributions to the development and advancement of sport in a non-competitive capacity are also eligible for recognition.
There is also consideration for special distinction in sport, which will be awarded in recognition of those athletes who have achieved special status or distinction in sport.
The major award will be presented to the senior and junior male and female athletes of the year.
Minister Peets added: “We would like to encourage the public to submit their nominations in support of our athletes, who have done an excellent job at representing Bermuda during an unprecedented time for sports.”
Nominations can be made at https://sportsawards.bm by December 31.