Meet Bermuda Football Player Jahzyiah Samuels

July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the seventh in a series of profiles of football players who will be part of the team representing Bermuda at CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s Under-20 Qualifier that will take place on July 19, July 21, and July 23 at National Sports Center, we spotlight 17-year-old Jahzyiah Samuels.

Jahzyiah Samuels Bermuda July 2017

1. How does it feel to have been selected for such an elite squad?

It feels good because I have been playing football my whole life and it proves that what I have been doing is worthwhile because now I get the opportunity to represent my country.

2. How will you prepare for the competition?

I have been going to the gym on my own time and training with the squad every day since I have been back on island.

3. When did you start playing football and what prompted you to start?

I have been playing football since I was 6 years old. All of my family has played football so it was basically in my blood.

4. Do you feel that girls’ and women’s’ football gets enough support from the local community?

No, not really, not as much as the boys, it could be much better.

5. Which Bermudian athlete, coach or sporting figure do you admire most and why?

Coach Denkins, because he has basically brought me up into the squad. I played under him when I was younger, the first girls football team I played for, he was my coach.

6. How does it feel to get the opportunity to play in your own country and in front of a home crowd?

I am nervous but I am very confident in myself and in the team that we will do ourselves and the country proud.

Caribbean Women's Under-20 Qualifier Bermuda July 2017

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