As a cornerstone supporter, Appleby is committed to fostering the growth and empowerment of this group of young athletes, firmly aligning with the organization’s commitment to nurture local sporting talent and promote healthy competition.
The Bermuda Triathlon Association (BTA) has unveiled an impressive cohort known as the Youth Development Squad (YDS) – a group comprising of around 30 promising athletes between the ages of 11 and 17 – for the competition which is scheduled to take place on 26-28 August. The YDS represents an intensive program designed to nurture the skills and aspirations of local, young triathletes. By providing comprehensive coaching and support, the YDS seeks to foster the athletes’ participation in both local and international competitions. The annual CARIFTA event is the pinnacle of the YDS’ race calendar.
Appleby Partner Clive Langley, who is a member of the YDS coaching team, along with Head Coach Neil de Ste Croix, stated, “The dedication exhibited from every Youth Development Squad member throughout the summer months in their training regimens is truly commendable. We’re privileged to have an exceptional group of athletes who are poised to compete against the best of the Caribbean. It’s a fantastic mix of ages and experience; we have young athletes participating in their inaugural international triathlon, alongside seasoned, older athletes aiming to secure medals for Bermuda. We have proven to be a formidable CARIFTA competitor and we look forward to seeing what each of them can achieve.”
Appleby’s dedicated sponsorship signifies a steadfast commitment to youth sports. The firm’s generosity has provided the YDS with their distinctive pink and blue race kits, which the athletes are eagerly anticipating to sport on the international stage. Appleby’s support has also encompassed other resources to enhance their preparation and facilitate travel to the Bahamas.
Brad Adderley, Appleby Bermuda’s Managing Partner, expressed great pride over the partnership, saying, “Our enthusiasm to champion young athletes in their pursuit of triathlon excellence stems from our enduring commitment to both youth and sports communities in Bermuda. We welcome Appleby’s collaboration with the BTA’s Youth Development Squad and extend our heartfelt wishes to the CARIFTA team. We anticipate a fantastic experience for them all and look forward to hearing their results.”