Young footballers get trial opportunities

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  • Pro chances: Seven Bermuda footballers were given the opportunity to have trials with clubs in the UK. Pictured are three of the players, left to right, are Kole Hall, Aaron Burgess and Knory Scott. Also pictured are Vinzie Zuill (president of Footy Promotions), Malissa Furbert (Jahkari Furbert’s mother) and Michelle Richardson (Jarryd Richardson’s mother). Absent are Kilae Crockwell and Jaellan Greaves.

    Pro chances: Seven Bermuda footballers were given the opportunity to have trials with clubs in the UK. Pictured are three of the players, left to right, are Kole Hall, Aaron Burgess and Knory Scott. Also pictured are Vinzie Zuill (president of Footy Promotions), Malissa Furbert (Jahkari Furbert’s mother) and Michelle Richardson (Jarryd Richardson’s mother). Absent are Kilae Crockwell and Jaellan Greaves.


Seven young players have been selected to have trials with professional and semi-professional teams in Britain.

The opportunity came after Footy Promotions partnered with UK Football Trials Company to run the rule over 100 players aged between ten and 25 during a four-day tryout.

At the completion of the trials, Aaron Burgess, Knory Scott, Kilae Crockwell, Jarryd Richardson, Jaellan Greaves, Jahkari Furbert and Kole Hall, have been selected by the coaches as players with potential.

“We would like to congratulate the players that was selected as they worked hard and showed that they have pro-level abilities,” Vinzie Zuill, the president of Footy Promotions, said.

“This is a great opportunity for these players to take one step closer to fulfilling their football ambitions. We challenge these players to continue their hard work and train even harder to make the most of their opportunity at a professional club.

“The UK coaches was impressed with many players that attended. Therefore, we encourage players that did not get selected to continue their development and improve some areas from their graded assessment for evaluation next year.”

Three of the UK’s top Uefa coaches from professional clubs tested players on all areas of the game, with a Barclays Premier League club scout also in attendance. All attendees were given an individual graded assessment on ten elements of their game, such as game effectiveness, passing and attitude.

Harry Price, UK Football Trials director, said he was impressed with players on show.

“We would like to say a huge thank you and well done to the players,” Price said.

“The standard was way higher than we were expecting, the players’ attitudes were superb and the levels of enthusiasm, energy and ability to listen and learn over the four days was excellent.

“We really want to make this an annual event and wish to keep an eye on a number of players we believe have a very good chance to make it in the game here in the UK.”

The successful players will be given their chance at professional clubs in the Premier League, Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two, as well as a Major League Soccer team in the United States.

Players interested in participating in next year’s event can register on www.footypromo.com

For more information email footypromotions@gmail.com.

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Published Aug 26, 2015 at 11:53 am (Updated Aug 26, 2015 at 12:17 pm)

Young footballers get trial opportunities

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