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Friday, February 07, 2020
BOA Launches First Annual Athletes’ Forum

The Bermuda Olympic Association (BOA) Athletes’ Commission will hold an Athletes’ Forum on Sunday, February 16th from 11:30am to 4:00pm at the Pavilion (Lower Field) at the National Sports Center.

The Forum, which is intended to become an annual event, is open to all local athletes and coaches, and will provide detailed information about new trends in athlete development, the BOA Stars programme, and funding opportunities that are available through Olympic Solidarity.

The agenda comprises the following panel discussions:

IOC/PanAm Sports Presentation

Panelists: Katura Horton-Perinchief (Diving), Julian Fletcher (Swimming)

Olympic Solidarity Funding

Panelists: Patrick Singleton (Luge), Katura Horton-Perinchief (Diving), Branwen Smith-King (Track & Field), Brenda Dale (BOA Executive Board)

Athlete Development

Panelists: Donna Raynor (Track & Field), Brian Wellman (Track & Field), Craig Brown (Golf)

New Trends in Sport

Panelists: Patrick Singleton (Luge), Hazel Clark (Track & Field), Peter Dunn (Cycling)

Judy Simons, BOA President said, “Following the very successful conference on Athlete Development the BOA held last month for National Sports Governing Bodies, this Forum brings information about new trends and ideas in athletes’ development, plus information about funding opportunities directly to our young athletes and their coaches. It’s a great opportunity to hear how the BOA can help them on their journeys to success.”

Those interested in attending the Forum should RSVP to Olympics@ibl.bm

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