Bascome quits Cougars after just one season
Andrew Bascome has stepped down as Devonshire Cougars’ coach after just one season in charge of the Premier Division side.
Bascome, the Bermuda head coach, endured a difficult season at Devonshire Recreation Club with Cougars finishing a disappointing sixth in the table and failed to win any silverware.
He has been replaced by the club’s long-serving player, Kwame Steede, who is expected to make a seamless transition into the role he performed for 18 months during 2008 and 2009, and again in 2011.
Steede, a former Bermuda captain, was a regular at the heart of the Cougars’ three-man defence last season.
Bascome, who led Bermuda in the 2016 World Cup qualifying campaign, returned to Cougars for a second coaching stint at the beginning of last season, exactly ten years after guiding the club to maiden Premier Division and Friendship Trophy titles.
The former Robin Hood and Boulevard Blazers coach succeeded Dennis Brown, who quit after leading the club to the triple crown in the second of his three seasons at the helm.
Brown is currently the director of football at Premier Division side Somerset Trojans, who won the title last season under his nephew Danvers Seymour Jr.
Trojans have also made a coaching change during the off-season with the appointment of Kieshon Smith, who has parted company with Hamilton Parish to take the reins at Somerset Cricket Club.
There has also been a change at the top at Southampton Rangers, with Keith Jennings returning to Southampton Oval after serving a three-year ban after threatening behaviour towards a referee.
Jennings replaces Maurice Lowe, who has become the National Academy technical development director, replacing Richard Todd who has returned to club coaching, taking the reins at North Village Rams.
n The Bermuda Football Association will hold a Community Beach Football Tournament at Horseshoe Bay next Saturday at 11am.
The BFA has extended an open invitation to those interested in submitting teams into the tournament.
Teams will comprise five players with unlimited substitutions allowed.
The format will feature an initial group stage with play-offs and finals to follow.
Each team will play a minimum of three matches, with two 12-minute halves.
The categories include a youth boys’ division for players aged between 13 and 15, as well as a men’s 16 and over.
Each team will have to play an entry fee of $25, will consist of a maximum roster of ten players and will be expected to provide their own kit with no footwear allowed.
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