BFA announce Island Games squad
Bermuda Football Association (BFA) yesterday announced a 36-player training squad to take part in trial matches ahead of the Island Games to be held on the Island this summer.
National team head coach Andrew Bascome and his assistant Dennis Brown have identified an initial list of local-based players they are keen to evaluate over the next few months.
Of the 36 set to vie for spot in the squad, 11 are from current Digicel Premier Division leaders Devonshire Cougars, while defending champions Dandy Town and PHC both boast six members.
Players will be split into two teams that will play in trial matches at the BFA Field.
Bascome said he was particularly interested in running the rule over players who had not previously been involved in the national set-up.
“These trial matches will allow the coaching staff the opportunity to have a close look at some players that may not have been included at the national level in the past,” he said.
“Some players from previous matches and tournaments have been omitted at this point to allow inclusion of others, but could still factor into consideration for selection into the formal training pool.”
The trial matches will be held over the next three Wednesdays, starting tonight at BFA Field at 6.45pm.
Top players such as Reggie Lambe, Freddy Hall, and Nahki Wells are eligible for the Island Games squad, with countries allowed to include professionals.
The coaching staff reserve the right to invite additional players into the training pool following the conclusion of the trial matches including overseas-based players at schools and academies.
Treadwell Gibbons, Troy Hall, Jesse Seymour, Aston Bell, Trevin Ming, Robert Richardson, Jason Davis, Tyrell Burgess, Moses Steede, Zaire Burchall, Dimitri Daniels, Raequan Rochester, Dennis Russell, Johnathan Bean, Jahron Dickinson, Ian Coke, Cecoy Robinson, Kor-von Tucker
Bermuda’s training squad
Jason Smith, Kioshi Trott, Conneko Trott, Darius Cox, Deandre Trott, Devrae Tankard, Kamen Tucker, Drewonde Bascome, Kiuno Cann, Terrance Webb, Christopher Caisey, Vernon Perinchief, Antwan Russell, Domico Coddington, Shakir Smith, Caldre Burgess, Damon Ming, Clay Darrell.