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Dill hopes to create overseas opportunities for local players

Terence Dill believes the sky is the limit in his attempt to bridge the gap between local athletes and their chances to play overseas in all sports.

The current owner and general manager of the US professional basketball side Buffalo Warriors is looking at ways to get Bermudians from a wide range of sports noticed by coaches abroad.

With his vast knowledge of the intricacies of the front office, the national team player is pulling out all stops to make Bermuda athletes dreams of playing overseas a reality, like his journey.

“My main objective for Bermuda is to bridge the gap between Bermuda sports and the professional ranks of the United States,” said Dill, “not just with basketball but also with soccer.

“We are starting a professional indoor soccer league for men and women, and so far we have cities such as Buffalo, Detroit, Cleveland, New York City, Rochester and Boston on board and want to try and get a few Bermudians out here to play.”

Since taking over the Warriors, the side have a 3-5 record and are currently two positions behind North Division leaders Garden State Rebels.

Although he is yet to make his mark by getting a team to sign a Bermudian, Dill is set to embark on a mission to get as much exposure for domestic players as possible.

“We have lots of events that are being planned out for the year including a few in Bermuda involving a few different sports.

“Hopefully we can help as many young men and women reach their dreams of one day becoming a professional athlete.

“Also in October of this year we are in the work on putting on a Moonlight basketball marathon in on Bermuda, so look out for that as well.”

Last season saw Dill, a former Devonshire Dragons player, suit up for fellow ACPBL team Buffalo Stampede before moving the Warriors’ front office.

Photo by Glenn Tucker ¬ Basket Ball player Terrence Dill

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Published February 29, 2012 at 1:00 am (Updated March 01, 2012 at 7:42 am)

Dill hopes to create overseas opportunities for local players

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