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Redundancies made at BFA

Bermuda Football Association (BFA) today confirmed it has been forced to make job redundancies due to limited funding.

Local football's governing body has not revealed the names of those whose jobs have been made redundant.

However, a BFA insider, who spoke under condition of anonymity, confirmed the jobs of Youth Director Devarr Boyles, Financial Controller Gideon Kigotho and Programme Developer Coordinator Ian Rawlins will be made redundant as of May 31.

In a statement issued to the media today, BFA president Larry Mussenden said the association can "no longer support the current employee levels" because of reduced government funding in recent years.

He said that during recent meetings the BFA’s executive council discussed the current financial status of the association and the impact it is having on the operation of the association at present and over the next year and beyond.

He said after "full consultation and examination of all the options" the BFA's executive council took the "regrettable step" of making some employee positions redundant as of May 31.

"While the association will not discuss the particulars of this decision, we must state categorically that the decision in no way reflects on our staff members personally or their performance," Mussenden said. "It merely reflects the reality of our current financial situation. We wish circumstances were different so that this decision was not necessary."

Mussenden said the BFA has begun the process of restructuring and realigning all job functions with remaining staff as well as the executive council.

"There will be some challenges as we readjust programmes, goals and objectives with the current level of government funding and other resources available to football," he said. "We remain steadfast in our resolve to do all we can for the good of the game.”

Devarr Boyles Photo by Mark Tatem

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Published April 29, 2012 at 5:34 pm (Updated April 29, 2012 at 5:33 pm)

Redundancies made at BFA

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