Whitfield Frederick Hayward—universally known by his boyhood nickname of “Chummy”—was a founding father of Bermuda’s Olympic movement and philanthropist who supported a wide range of sporting and community causes.
A SPORTING LIFE
1936: Bermuda’s first Olympic team
The 1936 Bermuda team in their official uniforms before heading to Berlin (from left): Forster Cooper, John Young, Chummy Hayward, Percy Belvin, Edmund Cooper, John Murray. Coach William Brooks, Dudley Spurling.
Chummy Hayward carries the Bermuda flag as he leads the Bermuda team into the Berlin Olympic Stadium, 1936
Flying the flag in Berlin
Chummy with members of the 1948 team before they headed to London (from left): Phyllis Lightbourn, Phyllis Edness, Robert Cook and Walter Bardgett.
1948: Off to London
1968: Last march in Mexico City
Chummy Hayward leads the Bermuda Olympic team at the Opening Ceremony for the last time as flag bearer, in Mexico City in 1968.
Chummy and Dorothy Hayward with the legendary American Olympic athlete Jesse Owens, who was the guest speaker at a testimonial dinner for Hayward at the Castle Harbour Hotel in 1973.
Meeting an Olympic legend
Chummy with some of his Olympic and sporting memorabilia at his office at Vallis & Company in 1996. The portrait of Hayward was painted by Curtis Hooper in 1984.