Sports Awards

Sports Awards is organized for the purpose of identifying and recognizing the distinguished achievements of Bermudians in the field of sport. Recognition is given to the following;

  • For participation and achievement at a high standard of performance in international competition.
  • Recognition is also awarded to those persons who have made contributions to the development and advancement of sport in a non-competitive capacity.
  • Special distinction in sport – recognition of those athletes who have achieved special status or distinction in sport.
  • To select a Senior and Junior Male and Female Athlete of the Year.

The annual Sports Awards is a programme of the Office of the Premier of Bermuda and is administered by the Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation, on behalf of the Government of Bermuda. The 41st Annual Sports Awards took place at the Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club on Saturday March 18th, 2023.

Click here to see pictures from the event on Saturday, March 18th.

Dame Flora Duffy — who won the island’s first ever Olympic gold medal — was named the Female Athlete of the Year, Jah-Nhai Perinchief was named the Male Athlete of Year, Sebastian Kempe was named the Junior Male Athlete of the Year, while Caitlyn Bobb was named the Junior Female Athlete of the Year. The list of recipients are as follows:

Male Athlete of the Year                   

Jah-Nhai Perinchief                                                    

Female Athlete of Year

Dame Flora Duffy                                                    

Senior Achievement Award (Male)

Jah-Nhai Perinchief     

Conor White

Kaden Hopkins               

Tyler Smith                                                     

Dage Minors

Senior Achievement Award (Female)

Dame Flora Duffy             

Jessica Lewis

Caitlin Conyers     

Erica Hawley       

Sakari Famous

Male Junior Athlete of the Year

Sebastian Kempe                                                         

Female Junior Athlete of Year

Caitlyn Bobb                                                   

Junior Achievement Award (Male)

Sebastian Kempe     

Oliver Betschart

Paul Rodrigues Jr.       

Kallan Todd

Junior Achievement Award (Female)

Caitlyn Bobb         

Fenella Wightman

Annabelle Miller

Kelise Wade                                                    

Appreciation Award

Back to Basics Running

Bermuda Volleyball Association                                                                

Special Achievement Award    

Gary Le Blanc   

Ian Truran

Ian Pilgrim    

Sport Citation

Gary Venning (Golf)       

Ken Thom (Para-Athletics)                        

Meagan Troake (Field Hockey)            

Richard Mallory (Tennis)        

Emerson Carrington (Cricket)       

Special Recognition

U-17 Girl’s Relay Team (4×400)

Men’s Davis Cup Team

Women’s National Hockey Team

U-20 Women’s Relay Team (4×400)

Minister Sports Awards

(Football) – Male

Macquille Walker

(Football) – Female    

Jahni Simmons

(Cricket) – Male 

Allan Douglas Jr.


Click here to see vignettes of all of the athletes and recipients at this year’s awards.