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Bermuda Football Association have signed a deal with Catlin Bermuda who will sponsor the National Academy programme.

Catlin Bermuda have sponsored the Academy kits which will worn by 184 boys and girls aged between 11 and 17.

Each player will receive two training kits, a track suit and a training bag.

The National Academy was set up three years ago and have produced several players who have gone to represent their country at the senior level.

BFA national youth director, Devarr Boyles, described the sponsorship agreement as a ‘major milestone’ for the National Academy.

“I sincerely want to take this opportunity to thank our sponsor Catlin Bermuda for making this happen. History is being made as they became the first title sponsor of our programme, in addition afforded the opportunity for our players to have their own National Academy training gear. The National Academy model still emanates current and future possibilities for Bermuda in football.

“Graham Pewter, CEO and president of Catlin Bermuda, added: “All of us at Catlin are delighted to have made our commitment to support the National Youth Academy. We have enjoyed working with the BFA and its officers in recent months and expect to work in partnership in the years ahead to build on the Academy early success.

“I think that the kit looks great and hope that the Academy players will wear their shirt and tracksuits with pride.

“The Academy is doing important work in developing young players who will in time form nucleus of our senior national teams and we can all look forward to great things in tournaments that lie ahead.”

Bermuda is the worldwide corporate headquarters of the Catlin Group, one of the world’s leading speciality insurers and reinsurers.

Vance Brown sizes up a jersey for Omari Curtis (Photo by Mark Tatem)
BFA unveils new Academy kit at City Hall yesterday afternoon.(Photo by Akil Simmons) February 7,2012
BFA unveils new Academy kit at City Hall yesterday afternoon.(Photo by Akil Simmons) February 7,2012

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Published February 08, 2012 at 1:00 am (Updated February 08, 2012 at 8:39 am)

BFA sign new Academy kit deal

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