The Clyde Best Invitational Tournament returned after a year’s absence, with a matches played over three days at the National Sports Center.
Bermuda Football Association Player Development Chairman Mark Wade is pleased that the tournament is back as it gives the Association a chance to evaluate the Academy players.
Wade said, “The tournament from the Bermuda Football Association stand point went very well, we have not had a post mortem, I in speaking with the visitors they were very happy with Bermuda and the competition.”
“The FC Virginia Ladies and Princeton Premier have both verbally agreed to return to Bermuda next year for the tournament, so hearing this makes me feel as if we are doing something right,” continued Wade.
Speaking on the issue of the performances of the Ladies teams Wade said, “If we are honest the Girls have a way to go in regard to development, the Girls Academy is just getting back up and running and this tournament helped us know where we are with the team.”
Wade went on to say, “The Girls are preparing to take part in the 2013 Island Games as well as the Under 17 and Under 20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers, so we have a year to work on them.”
The Under 17 Boys will be going off to the World Cup Qualifiers in early July and the Under 20 Boys are set to travel in late July for their World Cup Qualifiers,” concluded Wade.