Bermuda is a recreational playground, thanks to its temperate, year-round climate, well-maintained sports facilities, organized clubs, and spectacular outdoor spaces. Bermudians are devout fans of every sport and hobby—from triathlons to bowling to motocross to soccer, even new-wave activities like kitesurfing and beach tennis. While the island, like other First World countries, suffers its fair share of diet-related ailments, including diabetes and heart disease, much of the population is extremely health-conscious, as is evident by the number of fitness centers, gyms, outdoor fields, pitches, pools, tennis courts, and organized sports events around the island. A few of the latter are international affairs—such as November’s World Rugby Classic and January’s Race Weekend—welcoming hundreds of international athletes and spectators annually. Sports fans can check out www.islandstats.com for information and results about local teams in a panoply of sports, including basketball, squash, volleyball, netball, athletics, cricket, soccer, field hockey, darts, softball, rugby, and mountain biking.
© Rosemary Jones from Moon Bermuda, 2nd Edition