FIFA vice-president and Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) president Jeffrey Webb says plans are afoot to expand the hosting of the Gold Cup to the Caribbean region.
The Gold Cup is the top tournament in the region and is hosted only in the United States which has the best facilities in the confederation.
But Webb who was guest at the Jamaica Observer’s weekly Monday Exchange today said that widening the pool of countries that host the tournament would provide a fillip for football facilities in the Caribbean.
“We must start to expand the Gold Cup. What it is going to do is force governments to improve their infrastructure. From a future standpoint that’s definitely in our plans,” Webb told reporters and editors.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
32SixtyFour Paddle Race Round Up
Action off Somerset
The 32SixtyFour Paddle Race Series continued at Somerset Long Bay, with 16 competitors hitting the waters.
Ian Bridges won the 12 Feet 6 Inches Division 10K in a time of 1:24:24.697, while James Dodgson won the Surfboard Division 5K with a time of 45:57.908 and Hermann Thouet recorded the win in the Unlimited Division 10K with a time of 53:43.624.
Glenn Mello won the 14 Foot Division 10K race in a time of 1:15:18.671, while Gareth Tavares won the 12 Feet 6 Inches Division 5K in a time of 50:13.578. Cassy McPhee won the Surfboard Division 2.5K clocking 31:24.706.
Heritage Productions hosted its 10th Annual Emancipation Celebration Awards Luncheon at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess.
The luncheon is an occasion when former Cup Match players are awarded for their participation and contribution to the Summer Classic.
Heritage Productions organized the 1st Emancipation Awards Luncheon ceremony to commemorate Bermuda’s Emancipation while simultaneously honoring those men who have helped to promote Bermuda’s cultural heritage.
Eight awards were presented, the Somerset recipients consist of James Swan, Erskine Smith, Wendell Simmons and Dwayne Richardson, while the St. George’s recipients included Terry Fray, Ken Pitcher, Adrian King and Charles Marshall.
A special award was presented to Ms. Christine Paynter.
Friday, July 18, 2014
No Eastern County Match Stream
Due to a technical issue the Eastern County Match between Champions St. David’s Cricket Club and Challengers Cleveland County will not be streamed on VSB.bm or Islandstats.com.
We apologize in advance of not being able to provide the coverage, but we are hoping to be able to bring you the final two matches.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Millett Needs Your Vote
Bermuda can now vote to help Llineiko Millett join the three selected to travel to Barbados and participate in the Digicel Kick Start Academy.
A spokesperson said, “Ahria Simons, Jason Symonds, and Kamali Davis will travel to Barbados in October to experience top notch football training during a week-long session with some of the world’s best Chelsea FC coaches. However, wildcard entrant Llineiko Millett needs Bermuda’s help in securing a spot with his counterparts at the Academy.”
“Wildcard entrants were selected from participating clinics across the Caribbean for having the fastest overall speed as measured by speed and agility testing with and without a football. As a result, Llineiko is featured in a social media campaign entitled “Pick Your Top 3” alongside 13 other wildcard entrants within the region.
“Ultimately, the three wildcard entrants with the most votes via a Facebook app will too attend the Digicel Kick Start Academy in Barbados.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for Bermuda to come together and back a very eager, young footballer,” comments Alistair Beak, CEO of Digicel Bermuda. “We encourage Bermuda’s social media community to participate in this initiative designed to not only showcase local talent on a global stage, but provide a rewarding experience for those selected.”
“People interested in voting have until 6.00pm on July 24th and can visit Digicel In Bermuda on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for details.”