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From Bermuda to Leicestershire: Brooke House College students (l-r) Keiaron Beaen, Gian Christopher, Bakari Furbert, Deniche Hill and Jutorre Burgess enjoyed their recent visit to King Power Stadium for a Europa League match between Leicester City and Legia Warsaw. (Photograph by Corey Hill)

The number of young Bermudian footballers plying their trade in England and other parts of Europe has prompted the Bermuda Football Association to bring Leicestershire-based Corey Hill on board as a scout to help identify new talent.

Corey Hill: Has become a UK-based scout for the Bermuda Football Association
Deniche Hill (centre) runs away after scoring Hamilton Parish's last goal in their 5-2 victory over Young Men's Social Club during the Christmas period. Hill, the son of scout Corey Hill, is a student at Brooke House College in the UK and will be one of the players on the BFA’s radar for future international consideration. (File photograph by Lawrence Trott)

Hill, a former international footballer and more recently coach of Hamilton Parish prior to relocating to England almost two years ago, will be tasked with helping the BFA to identify male and female talent in the UK, where several Bermudian youngsters are playing at either school or professional level.

Keziah Martin of Kidderminster Harriers, who came through the youth ranks at Solihull Moors, is one of the many young players whom the BFA will no doubt be keeping tabs on through new scout Corey Hill

Hill is a recruitment agent at Brooke House College where this school year, he helped to bring four under-16 players – Keiaran Bean, Bakari Furbert, Jutorre Burgess and Gian Christopher – to the institution to join up with Hill’s son Deniche, who is in his third year at the boarding school.

In a recent Royal Gazette article, Corey Hill said the new students were settling in well at the school and also spoke of his willingness to recruit more Bermudian talent to the school.

His comment "the more boys I can get over here the better for Bermuda football“ no doubt gave the BFA something to think about.

“The Bermuda Football Association is proud to announce Corey Hill as a scout to observe players based in the UK,” the BFA said in a statement.

“The former Bermuda International will help the BFA to identify and monitor both men and women that are eligible to play for Bermuda.”

Maurice Lowe, the technical director for the BFA said: “It is my pleasure to welcome Corey Hill to our staff in the capacity of scout.

“Corey will provide us an opportunity to be more closely engaged with the members of the Bermuda football community that are based in the UK and Europe. He is Uefa B licensed and trained in what we are looking for.

“Corey joining our staff speaks directly to our strategic action of establishing a scouting structure to ensure the BFA is aware of all players.”

Hill relocated to the UK in August 2020 to help advance his son’s football ambitions. In December 2020, he signed on as an agent/consultant with the school and will now combine that role with his job of scouting Bermuda talent already in the UK and other parts of Europe.

“I want to thank the BFA for giving me the opportunity to help grow football at the international level,” Hill said.

“We all need to work together for the betterment of the sport and being able to put eyes directly on players while they progress in their overseas environment is a very important component in moving forward internationally.

“It is imperative that no talent with Bermuda ties goes unnoticed at any level. This opportunity will also let the player know that their work is being assessed and the opportunity of becoming an international player can happen at anytime.

“It also shows a level of appreciation to the player from the BFA, so if we can get everyone in football pulling the same direction, who knows what we can accomplish as a nation.”

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Published January 21, 2022 at 8:04 am (Updated January 21, 2022 at 8:03 am)

Corey Hill to work as a UK-based scout for BFA

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