BCB Education Program
In the summer of 2003 a highly successful scholarship program was launched which promotes academic and cricketing excellence amongst Bermuda's youth.
The first recipient of this scholarship, Stefan Kelly, National Team player, successfully completed his GCSE's and A-Levels at Oakham School in England and is currently studying a BSc in Sports Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff.
Since 2003 the BCB has expanded its education scholarships, placing three young players at one of the University Centre’s of Cricketing Excellence (UCCE) in England and funding young all-rounder Gregory Maybury at Oakham School in England. Stephen Outerbridge, Jekon Edness and Stefan Kelly have all graduated from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff.
The ability for our young players to attend university in England is a major element of elite player development in our high performance program. Students attending UWIC receive Level 3 coaching year round, access to indoor nets, numerous first class fixtures and healthy competition as well as quality teaching leading to their undergraduate degree.
In 2012, Joshua Gilbert attended the Norfolk Cricket Academy in the UK this season. The Bermuda Government awarded Joshua with a National Junior Elite Athlete Award to assist in funding this exciting venture. Whilst in the UK, Joshua received ECB Level 4 qualified coaching in addition to playing regular top class domestic cricket fixtures. Joshua trained and competed with some of the top cricketers in the UK and was coached by some of the leading cricket coaches in the county. The placement gave Joshua a chance to showcase his talents to county clubs across the UK. During his time with Norfolk, Joshua played in the Norfolk U19 team, competed in the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division (AcleCC) as well as NACO and Carter Cup KO competitions (East Anglican Premier League Clubs compete in these tournaments). Administration and
Greg Maybury, supported by the Bank of Bermuda Foundation, completed his A-Levels at Oakham School, UK and is currently studying Accounting and Finance at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff where he is continuing with his cricket. Since making it through the trial process, he has been training with the 1stXI four times a week including two early morning weight sessions.
Jordan Smith (Under 18 and Under 15 squads) and Rudi Butterfield (Under 15 squad) were awarded scholarships to private schools in the UK through their cricket skills. The reputation of the BCBNA program is gaining strength internationally where being a part of the squad is opening doors in the cricket and educational world in countries throughout the world.
In 2013, specific high performance initiatives included a placement of Kamau Leverock with Horsham CC and consistent coaching from ECB Level 4 coaches. Kamau Leverock, Christian Burgess, Tre Manders and Delray Rawlins were selected to the Americas region team that competed in the WICB U19 tournament in August.
UK Schools with Cricket Programes
Market Place, Oakham
Rutland LE15 6DT
+44 1572 758800
Both Sefan Kelly and Greg Maybury attended Oakham School, UK.
East Sussex, 8N27 3QH
+44 01323 443820
Worcestershire, B61 7DU
+44 1527 579679
Jordan Smith currently attends Bromsgrove, UK.
Norfolk, NR25 6EA
44 1263 714500
Derbyshire, DE65 6FH
+44 1283 599222
Universities with MCC Cricket Academies