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Girls Make Rugby History
February 11, 2016
Crowds of students, friends and family members gathered last week to cheer on the teenage players taking part in Bermuda’s first girls’ high school rugby game.
A team from CedarBridge Academy took on a squad from Berkeley Institute in the exciting ten-a-side match at the National Sports Centre’s North Field on Wednesday.
The fledgling players, some of whom have been training for only a few weeks, showed a great deal of skill and promise and were not afraid to get stuck into a tackle or ruck during the 30-minute game.
CedarBridge Academy, playing in pink, emerged victorious, scoring five tries to win 25-7.
The team’s captain, Jiqena Furqan, 17, said: “I’m excited and proud to play in the first girls’ high school game."
Among the many cheering fans was CedarBridge Academy’s principal Kalmar Richards, who was on the sidelines proudly waving a school flag.
“They are an amazing group of students and are outstanding,” she said. “It’s really exciting that we have a girls’ rugby team. Our girls are excited about playing rugby.
“Many of the girls are dual enrolment at Bermuda College and honour roll students.”
The atmosphere at the field was upbeat as crowds of students, family members and encouraging residents showed their support for the girls.
Ecstatic cheers filled the air after every try and close call, with yells of encouragement coming thick and fast. Proud parents looked on with beaming smiles, while classmates roared their approval.
The women behind the successful event are Bermudian coaches Kelli Nusum, who also plays for the island’s adult women’s team, and Akinyi Apopa, who also coaches the Whitney Institute’s middle school boys’ team.
“I’m so excited and so proud,” Ms Nusum said. “The girls are all between 14 and 18 and we started the high school training in November.
Bermuda Commercial Bank, Somers Limited and ICM Limited Support Bermuda Olympic Association
October 9, 2014
Bermuda Commercial Bank ('BCB' or ‘the Bank’), its parent company, BSX listed Somers Limited (‘Somers’) and Bermuda based Fund Manager, ICM Limited (‘ICM’), are delighted to sponsor the Bermuda Olympic Association (‘BOA’) for the next four years.
Helping Island's youth score a bright future- Royal Gazette
September 17, 2014
Bermuda Commercial Bank Limited is proud to be a supporter of the women's and girl's rugby programmes on the island. Please find below a great article from the Royal Gazette on the Beyond Rugby programme.
BCB Awards Scholarship- Royal Gazette
July 29, 2014
Bermuda Commercial Bank has awarded a GOLD level scholarship to Dominic Tessitore, a 2014 graduate of the Berkeley Institute. He was presented his scholarship on Tuesday, July 22nd by Scholarship Committe members Angelque Dowling and Stephen Outerbridge.
One of the requirements of the scholarship is that the student takes a pledge to 'Pay It Forward' within the community by identifying a general or specific plan to volunteer at a local charity or to serve as an academic tutor.
Bermuda Commercial Bank Gives to Bermuda Hospital Charitable Trust- The Royal Gazette
October 22, 2013
The fundraising effort to support the hospital's new Acute Care Wing will receive a $250,000 boost today courtesy of Bermuda Commercial Bank (BCB). BCB is pleased to support the Bermuda Hospital Charitable Trust's "Why it Matters" campaign as the charity work to meet their $40 million goal by next spring.
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