Football season to resume with Town v Cougars on October 30
The Bermuda Football Association has confirmed that the 2021-22 season will make its belated start on October 30 with a night-time Premier Division fixture between city rivals Dandy Town and Devonshire Cougars at Goose Gosling Field.
The 9pm match will be the first organised football on island since December 6 last year when the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic brought a halt to proceedings and ultimately spelt the end of the 2020-21 season.
Bermuda has since undergone a third and fourth wave of the pandemic, with a total of 95 lives lost, and a series of sporting events postponed or cancelled as a result.
But with active cases plummeting and hospital admissions getting close to normal, it was declared by Ernest Peets, the sports minister, that domestic sport could resume by this weekend — provided clubs and athletes adhered to the necessary protocols.
The rest of the Premier Division schedule on the weekend of October 30 and 31 will see North Village hosting St George’s at Bernard Park, Devonshire Colts taking on Somerset Trojans at Police Field, PHC facing Robin Hood at PHC Field and X-Roads entertaining Southampton Rangers at Garrison Field.
In the First Division, which welcomes the return of BAA and Paget to league football, Young Men’s Social Club are home to Wolves at Police Field, Vasco host Hamilton Parish at Southampton Oval, BAA meet St David’s at Goose Gosling Field and Ireland Rangers tackle Paget at Malabar Field. Boulevard have a bye.