Nominees announced for annual BFA awards
The Bermuda Football Association have announced the nominees ahead of their annual awards ceremony for the 2019/20 season at City Hall on Saturday, August 29.
Among the various awards to be presented at this yearís ceremony, the following categories and nominees include: goalkeeper of the year: Premier Division: Ajai Daniels, Tahj Bell and Treadwell Gibbons; First Division: Corey Richardson, Fredrick Hall and Jaden Mills-Furbert.
Defensive player of the year nominations include: Premier Division: Azendae Furbert, Jaylon Bather and McQuinn Burch; First Division: Chejon Berkeley, Gregory Wade and Terry Foote.
Meanwhile, the young player of the year nominees are: Premier Division: Jaizel Smith-DeShields, Judah Chapman and Nathan Rego; First Division: Jehkelyo Burgess, Lejuan Matthews and Tre McCallan
Those among the most valuable player of the year include: Premier Division: Marco Warren, Seion Darrell and Troy Tucker; First Division: Chemarl Henry, David Signor and Jared Peniston.
The coach of the year nominations include: Premier Division: Dennis Brown, Devarr Boyles and Kenny Thompson; First Division: Jarreau Hayward, Ray Jones and Vincent Minors Jr.
The nomination process for the awards was conducted in two phases. During the first phase club coaches were required to nominate individuals only from their team. Once all nominations were submitted, the completed list of nominations were sent back to the clubs for the second phase of nominating.
During the second phase, club coaches are required to select from the list of nominations. During this phase the coaches canít select a player from their own team.
Coaches must also rank the top three players of their choice in each category.
The top ranked player received five points, the second three points and the third one point. The Award is presented to the player or coach who receives the most points.
As well as individual awards there will also be a fair play team award handed out to the team in the Premier and First Division who accumulated the least amount of penalty points derived from yellow and red cards received only in league matches.
In the running from the Premier Division are North Village CC, Robin Hood FC and X-Roads Warriors, while in the First Division Devonshire Colts FC, Flanaganís Onions FC and Wolves Sports Club are those up for the award.
It is not just players and clubs in the running for honours with awards also being handed out to referees in various categories.
The nominees for the youth referee of the year, young referee of the year and referee of the year awards were chosen by the selection panel based on the following criteria: attendance to training, application of the laws of the game during matches and performance on courses with local and FIFA/Concacaf instructors, assessments/feedback from local and FIFA/Concacaf instructors and match commissioners.
The following nominees in their respective categories include: youth referee of the year: Emily Cabral, Koa Goodchild and Satia Burchall; young referee of the year: Adriel Charles, Amaury Majors and Mateo Donowa; referee of the year: Dwight Jackson, Lloyd Christopher and Tashun Simons.
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