To All National Sports Governing Bodies - Junior Pan American Games 2021 are now a reality
Leaders of the Pan American Sports Organization (Panam Sports) began the New Year with comprehensive discussions about the priorities and plans of the organization and one of those priorities was The Junior Pan American Games 2021.
The potential host cities are being reviewed and we will announce which city has been chosen to organize this great celebration of the youth in the Americas during the next Executive Committee in Costa Rica,” President Ilic said.
In addition to these Junior Games, Panam Sports is analyzing the possibility of realizing the Beach Pan American Games, an event the leadership will continue to research. However, the first Panam Sports Gala has already been confirmed to celebrate the achievements from the Pan Am Games.
“We already have the location where we will host this great party for our Pan American family. It will be in Ft. Lauderdale, right here in the United States. We want this event to be where we honor our most decorated athletes from the Pan American Games,” the Panam Sports President concluded.
The future of the Pan American Games and new sporting events, the Athlete Recommendations provided by the Panam Sports Athlete Forum and the continued development of Americas’ athletes and National Olympic Committees were a few of the important themes discussed in the workshop.
Monday, January 14, 2019
Donawa Taken by Columbus Crew in MLS Draft
Justin Donawa was selected 66th overall in the 2019 Major League Soccer SuperDraft by the Columbus Crew.
Columbus Crew SC decided to add depth to its midfield and used its third-round pick to select Justin Donawa from Dartmouth University.
22-year-old Donawa played in 52 matches in four seasons for Dartmouth, scoring 10 goals. In 2018, he scored twice in just six games. During his college career, he collected a number of accolades, including a first team All-Ivy League Selection in 2017 and All-Ivy League Honorable Mentions in 2015 and 2016.
Donawa, who was also a Track and Field athlete during his college time, specializing in Triple Jump, in which he won the Ivy League Championship in 2018, is a member of the Bermuda National Team, for which he has played in 10 matches since 2015. He scored two goals for his home country, both in a 5-0 victory over Bahamas during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification, back in 2015.
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Bermuda's English Footballers Round Up
Nahki Wells and his Queens Park Rangers’ five-game unbeaten run in the Sky Bet Championship came to an end after a 1-0 loss against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon.
David McGoldrick’s first-half header proved the difference between the two sides, as Wells and his teammates suffered their first defeat of 2019.
A fine header from Greg Taylor and a gritty away display from Reggie Lambe’s Cambridge United teammates saw them take the spoils, picking up a vital win over Notts County in front of a bumper crowd at Meadow Lane.
For the second game in a row Lambe was not part of the Cambridge United team.
In front of a crowd of 1,124, Jonte Smith came on in the 62nd minute replacing Thomas Day as Lewes defeated Worthing 4 – 3.
Friday, January 11, 2019
Trio Selected Invited to Under 16 Elite Team
Praised for their skill, character and commitment, young Bermudian footballers, Matthew Moreno, Jared Lines and Riley Robinson were recently selected to join this year's Black Rock Football Clubs Prep School Academy Under 16 Elite Team.
This invitation came after try-outs over two weekends involving 200 Boys and Girls selected from 35 prep schools across New England.
These talented and driven young men, also play for their schools’ varsity teams and participation on both teams require them to maintain a high level of academics and discipline.
Black Rock Football Club has established itself as a preeminent club in the US having produced many top college players and young professionals: notably Bermudian Zeiko Lewis and more recently, Justin Donawa.
The club has gained national acclaim for its exciting brand of attacking football and its focus on player development both on and off the field.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Youth & Sports Announce a New Sports Policy
The Department of Youth and Sports have sent correspondence to all National Sports Governing Bodies in reference to registering as a National Sports.
The Director of Youth and Sports Norbert Simons said, this brings all Sporting Bodies in Bermuda inline and will help improve them structurally as administrators.
“We have seen over the years that some Sports struggle with getting funding and with this new policy, we can assist them in making sure they are up to date with all the requirements needed,” said Simons.