During what has been a trying time, National Lacrosse League star Brendan Bomberry had some words of encouragement for indigenous youth and up and coming athletes.
With summer sports at a compete standstill due to the COVID-19 pandemic, current Georgia Swarm player and Six Nations resident Bomberry taped an inspirational message on YouTube during what is currently National Indigenous History Month.
In the message Bomberry said, “I just want to wish you guys well and hope you’re taking advantage of all the extra time you have with your family. And as well as keeping up with your schoolwork. I know it’s tough, and these times are crazy right now but it will feel so worth it when we get all done.”
Bomberry also went on to add, “I hope you guys are keeping your stick or kicking your soccer ball, basketball, whatever sport you play in your hand. I hope you’re staying up to date with it and uh, your season will be here before you know it. Have a good one.”
Drafted first round seventh overall in the 2018 NLL draft by the Swarm, Bomberry burst on the scene with 17 points (7 goals, 10 assists), 61 loose balls and 10 turnovers. His solid season didn’t go unnoticed as he was picked for the 2019 NLL All-Rookie team.
This past season, in what was a campaign cut short due to COVID-19, Bomberry played 12 games where he registered a goal and eight points.
The many highlights in Bomberry’s overall lacrosse career include starring for the University of Denver and University of Syracuse along with experiencing on numerous opportunities the thrill of representing Team Iroquois; two years ago he helped them to win bronze at the 2018 FIL Championships in Netanya Israel.
Another huge moment for Bomberry came during a standout Junior ‘A’ career with the Six Nations Arrows where he played a huge role in helping them win two straight Minto Cups in 2014 and at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in 2015, where Bomberry finished up his junior ‘A’ career by winning tournament MVP.
For the past three years Bomberry has played for the Major Series Lacrosse squad Six Nations Chiefs.