Honour: TCS headmaster Stuart Grainger is presented with the new trophy by Darien Hewey (l) and Graham Cooke (r). *Photo supplied
Honour: TCS headmaster Stuart Grainger is presented with the new trophy by Darien Hewey (l) and Graham Cooke (r). *Photo supplied

Trinity College School (TCS), a leading Canadian boarding school, has established a rugby trophy in honour of Bermudian Devrae Noel Simmons, who died in January.

Mr. Noel Simmons helped organize a number of rugby tours to Canada, making a lasting impression on his Canadian
hosts.  

The trophy, which is constructed of Bermuda cedar and Canadian cherry wood, features the following dedication: Devrae Noel Simmons (1968-2014) was a coach and mentor to young people in Bermuda and helped to organize several rugby tours to Trinity College School.  This trophy honours his spirit and enthusiasm and will record the match results for touring rugby teams.

Devrae leaves behind his wife Sue, son Dante and numerous friends in Bermuda and around the world.

Nine matches have been played to date involving TCS and Bermuda, with Bermuda winning seven.

The trophy was officially presented to Headmaster Stuart Grainger on June 10, 2014 by current TCS students and Bermuda Under-18 rugby players Darien Hewey and Graham Cooke.