Nathan Dill, President
Linda Obrein, Vice President
Chaquita Simmons, Secretary
Jennifer Woods, Treasurer
Kevin “Manix” Simmons, National Coach
Melissa Looby, Events and Program Manager
Note From the President
The first mandatory qualifying event for the Olympics is in Mexico between March 9th and 18th 2018. This event will lead towards the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Barranquilla, Colombia between July 19th and Aug 3rd 2018. We also anticipate the national team to participate in the 2019 Pan American (Pan Am) Games in Lima, Peru.
We have started off this year’s local boxing calendar with the event “The NEXT Greatest”, which took place on Saturday, February 17th in the Cedarbridge Academy Gymnasium. This event showcased youth and junior class boxing and kickboxing and demonstrated to Bermuda the boxing prowess of our adult national team against seasoned overseas opponents. We are pushing fundraising to support the National Boxing Team, expand our school-based youth development programs, and allow us to introduce our Fight for Peace Program.
Our calendar for 2018 is exciting. We will continue to introduce, develop and expand our programs. We also plan to have a combined boxing/ kickboxing/ grappling/ MMA card to kick off the summer. This will be a thrilling event and the first time that MMA will be held in Bermuda. It will be followed by an upscale event at the Fairmont Southampton in November, which has historically been incredibly successful.
As President, I would like to thank your organization in advance for your unwavering support. It is only because of your continued commitment that the BBF will be able to grow and thrive in the future.
Nathan R. Dill