With the Norwich Ladies Football Season ended due to the Coronavirus, the club is Spotlighting the players, today they look at Keunna Dill.
Dill said on her personal page, “Football (soccer) has been a huge part of my life since I was 4 years old, and through the ups and downs of playing and injuries I have discovered my passion, physical therapy. I am a current member of Bermuda's U23 Women's National team and Drexel University's Women's soccer team. For my school's team I serve as the representative for the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. Though I am pursuing a career in Physical Therapy I will also pursue personal training.
I have worked closely with a physical therapist, founder and owner of Hands-On Therapy, a top of the line physical therapy clinic in Bermuda, where I was born and raised. She introduced me to myofascial release and the entire hands on approach to physical therapy. Additionally, beginning in April of 2017, I acquired a 6 month internship at a Pro-Bono physical therapy clinic in North Philadelphia, in which I gained experience with the exercised-based portion of physical therapy. Additionally, I acquired a summer internship in 2018 at Apex Physiotherapy. Working closely with these therapists has provided me with creative thinking skills to come up with new exercises for patients when old ones are no longer working.
My 18 years of experience on the soccer field has given me leadership and teamwork skills, along with the compassion to understand and appreciate people from different backgrounds and cultures with different ideas and experiences.”
Monday, May 25, 2020
Wells & Bristol City Teammates Back in Training
Nahki Wells and his teammates returned to training today, but will be following strict social distancing measures as outlined in EFL plans.
Yet the release of phase two guidance increases hopes that training methods can be stepped up in a short amount of time.
Both public health officials and sports medical officers have contributed to the guidelines, with “stage three” of the government's protocols expected to center around a return to action in June.
The new guidelines state that: "Stage Two training can be described as the resumption of close contact (interaction within the two-meter social distancing boundary) training where pairs, small groups and/or teams will be able to interact in much closer contact (e.g. close quarters coaching, combat sports sparring, teams sports tackling, technical equipment sharing, etc)."
"This new guidance marks the latest phase of a carefully phased return to training process for elite athletes, designed to limit the risk of injury and protect the health and safety of all involved," sports minister Nigel Huddleston said.
"We are absolutely clear that individual sports must review whether they have the appropriate carefully controlled medical conditions in place before they can proceed, and secure the confidence of athletes, coaches and support staff.
"Given the wide-ranging input we have received from medical experts, we believe these pragmatic measures should provide further reassurance that a safe, competitive training environment can be delivered, as we work towards a restart of professional sport behind closed doors when it is safe to do so."
Monday, May 25, 2020
Bermuda Football Referee Corner on islandstats.com
www.islandstats.com and the Bermuda Football Association have joined forces again in a bid to encourage more Referees to join the ranks.
This segment on May 25th takes place remotely.
Today Bermuda Football Association Referees Lloyd Christopher and Dwight Jackson join host Earl Basden to discuss the effects of the Corona Virus and training habits, plus more.
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Wells & Bristol City Teammates to Return on Monday
Nahki Wells and his Bristol City’s teammates will return to their Failand training base from Monday, May 25th for supervised training.
In line with Government guidance, City have put in place stringent COVID-19 training ground procedures to protect players, staff and their families, while allowing preparations to continue ahead of the potential resumption of the Sky Bet Championship season.
City players were tested for COVID-19 at the training ground on Friday, May 22nd, subject to a negative test, return for training from Monday subject to the following measures:
Players and staff attending training at Failand will be subject to an ongoing EFL-designated COVID-19 testing programme
Players and staff will submit a health questionnaire and temperature reading remotely every morning before being permitted to travel to the training ground
Staggered arrival times to ensure social distancing
Designated and appropriately distanced parking spaces
A maximum of five players will be allowed to train on the same pitch at the same time, leaving the greatest distance as possible between them, which will be at least two meters
A one-way system to walk to and from the car park to training pitches
All players and staff using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer upon entering and leaving the training ground
Players and staff arriving in training kit and washing kit themselves at home each day
Any balls and equipment used being disinfected before the next player takes to the training pitch
Players and staff bringing their own water bottles and supplement drinks to each session
Any injuries assessed without being touched and players sent home for further isolated treatment
Players returning to their respective cars immediately after their individual session has completed and head straight home, with no car sharing.
The changing rooms, gym, medical rooms, offices and canteen will continue to remain closed, while an external cleaning team will regularly sanitize toilet facilities.
City’s Head of Performance Andy Rolls said: “The health and well-being of the players, staff and their families is the most important thing. We have spent the last few weeks looking at best practice and taking medical advice for how the players can return to a supervised but safe individual training programme in line with government advice.
“The procedures we put in place will be strictly adhered to under the direction of myself and Sam Morse (Bristol City Facilities Operations Manager) as COVID-19 officers and all players and staff understand how critical this is. The players have been very diligent with their home training programmes and we know they will apply themselves equally well to these adapted training methods.”
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Wainwright Signs With Durham City AFC
Former Somerset Trojans striker D’Andre Wainwright agrees to join Durham City AFC
A Durham City spokesperson said, “We are delighted that Wainwright has agreed to join Durham for next season.”
Wainwright is a powerful, goalscorer who has represented Bermuda at international level and has recently been on trial at EFL clubs.