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Wade promises season of entertaining football

The entertainer: Wade has promised PHC fans will see attractive football this season (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Mark Wade believes his PHC side can have a successful season — if they can remain consistent.

The Warwick club open their season at home to North Village on Sunday, with Wade, in an article posted on the Bermuda Football Association’s website, promising fans a season of entertaining football.

Wade also believes that the fact his side have retained 95 per cent of their players from last season, will also have an impact.

“The season promises to be an exciting one,” Wade said. “We have retained 95 per cent of our team and we are proud that the team is virtually all home-grown players.

“Most of the players started at PHC as 4-year-olds, and the team is a healthy blend of youth and experience; the youngest is 16 the oldest at 34.”

With the club returning to their home for the start of a season in more than a decade, Wade said that everyone connected with the club was eager to do well at home.

“We plan to play good, attractive football and entertain our fans,” Wade said. “If we can maintain consistency we should do well in the league and cup competitions. This will be our first full season playing at Stadium Lane and the players and staff are eager to do well.”

In Sunday’s other games, Somerset begin the defence of their league title away to newly-promoted Boulevard, Devonshire Colts travel to Hamilton Parish and Southampton Rangers play host to Devonshire Cougars.

The season kicks off tomorrow night at Goose Gosling Field with Dandy Town taking on Robin Hood at 9pm.

In the First Division, BAA host St David’s in the league opener at 7pm tomorrow, with the rest of the games on Sunday when St George’s play Flanagan’s Onions, Social Club take on X-Roads, Wolves travel to Paget and Ireland Rangers face Somerset Eagles.

n Fans wanting to follow their team’s fortunes throughout the season can now download a new BFA app that contains team news, squad updates and more.

The app, which was launched by the BFA alongside their redesigned website, is available on iTunes and Google Play and is free to install.