Charity Cup to aid St John Ambulance
St John Ambulance will be the beneficiaries of proceeds from next week's 2013-14 season-opening Charity Cup at Goose Gosling Field, Bermuda Football Association (BFA) today announced.
The local charity operates in 40 countries and locally serves the sporting and entertainment/arts community with staff who volunteer their services free of charge.
“The Bermuda Football Association is honoured to be able to recognise the outstanding service provided by St John Ambulance and wish to thank them and their volunteers for continuing to serve the family of football,” read a BFA press release. “We encourage the family of football to come and kick-off the 2013/14 season and assist us in offering our support to the St John Ambulance of Bermuda.”
Next Wednesday's Charity Cup will see reigning Premier Division champions Devonshire Cougars tackle Dudley Eve champs Somerset Trojans who lost several key players during the summer transfer period.
Kick-off time is 8pm.
The Charity Cup was first introduced in 1984.
Southampton Rangers won the inaugural Charity Cup in a penalty shoot-out with Trojans.
North Village Rams have won the showpiece a record seven times while PHC Zebras and Dandy Town Hornets have five wins apiece.
Cougars last won the Charity Cup in 2010-11 while Trojans' sole win arrived in 1987-88.