BFA to set up national under-23 squads
The Bermuda Football Association announced the creation of national Under-23 squads for both men and women, in a move that the administration hope will pay dividends at the international level.
The experienced Scott Morton and Naquita Robinson have been selected as head coaches of the respective men and women teams.
Mark Wade, the BFA president, made the announcement yesterday, adding that Maurice Lowe, the technical director, is looking to involve Bermuda in future Under-23 tournaments.
“It gives me a great sense of pride as we take another step towards achieving the BFA strategic goals,” the president said yesterday.
Morton supports the initiative as he recognises the talent coming through in that age group.
“By being selected as head coach, knowing the talent this age group possesses, I feel like I have won the Bermuda football lottery,” Morton said.
Morton also challenged eligible players to make the most of the opportunity to push the country’s football forward.
“To the players, are you ready to change the landscape of Bermuda international football for the generation of players coming behind you?
“Bermuda, I know they are more than ready! So don't blink or you might miss it, the Under-23s are coming.”
Robinson, who coaches the various women’s age groups, is similarly excited about the development of the women’s game and the impact the new squad can have on the programme in general.
“There's a high level of excitement that comes with the creation of this team,” Robinson said.
“I am looking forward to the opportunities and challenges that will inspire us to push for greatness,” said Robinson.