Oakville confirm Hill move

  • Canada-bound: Jahquil Hill

    Canada-bound: Jahquil Hill

Jahquil Hill’s move to Oakville Blue Devils was completed after the club officially announced yesterday that the Bermuda goalkeeper has been added to their roster.

The 21-year -old was scouted by the Ontario League 1 champions during their preseason tour to Bermuda in April.

Hill impressed the Blue Devils during their opening match of the Bermuda Triangle Cup against a Bermuda Select side at the National Stadium, as well as during a training session with the visiting side at BFA Field.

“Jahquil definitely caught our eye with his performance,” Duncan Wilde, the Oakville head coach, said in a press release. “We invited him into training during our visit and he did very well.”

Hill has been extended a position on the club’s under-21 roster for the 2018 season.

“We have an excellent relationship with the Bermuda FA and we see this as an opportunity for one of their top young players to showcase himself in the Canadian soccer community,” Wilde added.

Hill could not be reached yesterday. But commenting on his pending move to the club after initially accepting an offer to play for the semi-professional side in a previous interview with The Royal Gazette, he said: “I think this is going to be a very good opportunity for me to go over there and get some games and I’m looking forward to it.

“It all happened so fast and was unexpected to be honest. This is an opportunity I just couldn’t turn down.

“Oakville have a very good bunch of players who are also very organised and I’m looking forward to playing with them.

“It’s going to be a big change for me because I have been in England for six years so going to Canada is going to be different.”

Hill started the 2017-18 season at Rushall Olympic before severing ties with the English non-League side to join Oakville, who clinched their spot in the 2018 Canadian Championship after winning the League 1 Ontario final last October.

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Published Jun 2, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Jun 1, 2018 at 11:02 pm)

Oakville confirm Hill move

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