The East Teams won five of the six Bermuda School Sports Federations All-Star Football matches at the National Sports Center.
PRIMARY SCHOOL GIRLS
EAST 4 WEST 1
Evans Welch from St. David’s Primary and Harrington Sound’s Kalila Daley each scored twice to lead the East to a comfortable 4-1 win in the Primary School Girls game. BHS forward Olivia Younie scored the lone goal for the West. Daley was named MVP for the East with Luciana Fischer from Saltus winning for the West.
PRIMARY SCHOOL BOYS
EAST 4 WEST 3
The East was a goal better than their opposition in the days most entertaining match. Two goal hero Samir Askia from St. George’s Prep earned the MVP prize in leading the East to a thrilling victory. Malik Paynter from Northland’s and Iyvon Smith from East End Primary added a goal each for the victors. Zayne Tavares from Dalton E Tucker scored twice for the West team, with Mateus Amaral from Warwick Academy adding the other. The West MVP was Kalen Brunson from Heron Bay Primary.
MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS
EAST 1 (3) WEST 1 (0)
Dellwood goalkeeper Dominique Brown made three penalty saves to secure victory for the East in the Middle School Girls game. Warwick Academy’s Samara Darrell met a corner at the back post to give the west a 1-0 lead. Dellwoods Katherine Bean-Rosario leveled the scored just inside the box following a long range free kick. Neither team could find the back do the net in the second half. Sandy’s defender Azra Shakir was named MVP for the West team along with Deazhe Hill from Dellwood of the East.
MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS
EAST 2 WEST 2
MVP Miguel Falcao scored twice to lead the East to a 2-1 win in the Middle School Boys match. The Whitney Institute student scored either side of half time. Zadon Simmons pulled one back for the West late in the match. The Sandy’s student was named MVP for the West.
SENIOR SCHOOL GIRLS
EAST 0 (4) WEST 0 (3)
Neither team managed to score in the Senior School Girls match, resulting in a Kicks from the penalty Spot shootout to determine a winner, with the East victorious 4 - 3. Emily Cabral from Saltus and Tayla Horan from Warwick Academy were named the games MVP’s
SENIOR SCHOOL BOYS
WEST 1 (4) EAST 1 (1)
This game would be decided by Kicks from the Penalty Mark, Ajani Lee of Saltus gave the East and early lead before Tre McCallan equalized for the West, the Berkeley Institute student scored on the stroke of halftime. The match was to be decided by kicks from the penalty mark after a scoreless second half. West MVP Kameron Harvey saved two spot kicks to give his team the Victory. Rayquon Woodley-Smith from CedarBridge Academy was named East MVP.
Friday, January 24, 2020
BSSF 2020 All-Stars Preview
School football takes center stage on Saturday, January 25th at the National Sports Center North Fields with the Bermuda School Sports Federation all Star matches.
12:00 – Primary School Girls
The balance of power has recently shifted from the west to the east in the Primary School Girls Division. The East will be favored to win the Primary School Girls match with both six a side and cup finalists coming from the east. Kalilah Daley has been unstoppable during the last two years and it will be hard to believe that she will be shut out in the all-star match. Cup and six a side runners up St. David’s Primary also feature standout players in Cayli Dowling, Mhila Russell and Evans Welch while Zoe Mir from Somersfield Academy will be another player to watch. The West also feature a talented squad led by Janiyah Sealey from Paget Primary, BHS’ Olivia Younie and the Saltus pair of Ash Storrie Hughes and Luciana Fischer.
12:00 – Middle School Girls
Both teams will feature a wealth of talent in what may be the most balanced match of the day. Dellwood Middle School finished the league undefeated this season and has six of their players named as all stars. Katherine Bean –Rosario recently was named finals MVP at the Alicia Zuill Women’s Tournament. Teammates Ny’Asia White and Deazhe Hill are also expected to play a big part of the east plans along with Eva Tuzo from Whitney Institute and Robin-Valana Pearman from Somersfield Academy. The west will rely on Saltus’ Abby Autmezguine and BHS pair Camryn Lines and Paisley Garside for their offense.
1:30 – Primary School Boys
This match could potentially be a high scoring affair with both teams possessing a few offensive sharp shooters. The East will feature Samir Askia from St. George’s Preparatory who scored six goals in the Division 2 Final in December. Division 1 MVPs Michael Burcher from Saltus and Keiran Foster from Somersfield will also feature in the match as well as lively forward Mateus Amaral from Warwick Academy
3:30 – Middle School Boys
The league was extremely close this year with no team stamping their authority through six a side, league and tournament play. The west will look to prolific scorer Chance Eve from Sandys, Sachiel Ming from Saltus, and Warwick Academy’s speedster Malachi Henry to provide the offence. The east offensive duties will fall to Kai Sampson from Somersfield Academy along with Dellwood’s Zano Tucker. Whitney’s Miguel Falcao and Somersfield’s Jannis Roberts will be tasked with supplying the hungry strikers from the midfield.
4:45 – Senior Girls
The east should be favored to win the Senior School Girls match as they will feature a large number of undefeated Saltus Grammar School players. The attack will be led by Saltus pair of Noah Autmezguine and Za’kayza Parsons along with Asrael Basden from CedarBridge Academy. Saltus’ hard working Emily Cabral will provide the midfield muscle along with CedarBridge’s Ka’ri Richardson. The West boasts a number of players from the cup and league runner’s up Berkeley Institute. Many of those players are junior players and will rely on enthusiasm over experience. Berkeley twins Jahni and Jahde will play pivotal role in getting the west forward.
6:30 – Senior School Boys
The match will look a lot like the Senior KO Cup final in December where CedarBridge Academy edged on perennial winners Berkeley Institute in a penalty shootout. The west will look towards St. George’s Colts Tre McCallan and Samori Greenidge for scoring along with Kambe Robinson and Somerset Trojan’s Zaire Smith. The east will feature mostly CedarBridge players with North Village’s Tariq Bean and Somerset Eagles’ Rayqoun Woodley-Smith leading the attack along with Matthew Mello-Cann from Dandy Town.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
BSSF All-Stars Schedule & IGM Academy Officials
The Bermuda School Sports Federation will host their All-Star matches at the National Sports Center on Saturday January 25th.
A total of six matches are scheduled for the day, the day would get underway with a Primary and Middle School Girls game getting underway at noon and the day will end with the Senior School Boys match at 6:30pm.
Meanwhile Alex Chater the General Manager of IMG Academy and Travers Evans the IMG Academy Student-Athlete Advisor are on the island this weekend looking for more talent.
Anyone interested to schedule a meeting with the IMG representatives during their visit to discuss their residential soccer academy can email Travers.Evans@img.com
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Bermuda U20 Men CONCACAF Schedule Announced
It was just yesterday that www.islandstats.com reported that the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced the host venues for the 2020 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship Qualifiers.
Today we can bring you Bermuda’s First Round schedule matches set to take place between February 19th – 23rd, 2020, in Puerto Rico.
Bermuda have been draw in Group D alongside host Puerto Rico, Cayman Islands and Barbados.
On February 19th Bermuda will face off against Barbados, on February 21st they will play Cayman Islands and then they finish off against the host on February 23rd all three matches will take place at the Juan Ramon Lubriel Stadium.
Friday, January 17, 2020
Bermuda's Under 20's Heading to Puerto Rico
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced the host venues and schedule for the 2020 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship Qualifiers.
The First Round of the youth competition is set to take place February 15th – 23rd, 2020, in Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Curacao and Puerto Rico.
The 2020 edition of the Men’s World Cup Qualifying competition will be disputed in three stages, beginning with the Qualifiers.
Bermuda will feature in the First Round in Group D, they will face host Puerto Rico, Cayman Islands and Barbados.
For the Qualifiers, the 17 participating teams (ranked from 17-41, according to the CONCACAF Under-20 Ranking as of June 2019) were divided into three groups of four teams and one group of five teams.
The Groups for the First-Round Qualifying Stage (listed in the order drawn):
Group A: Nicaragua, Guyana, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Montserrat and US Virgin Islands
Group B: Dominican Republic, Grenada, Dominica and Anguilla
Group C: Curacao, Guadeloupe, Belize and Saint Martin
Group D: Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Cayman Islands and Barbados