Meet Bermuda Football Player Gaiya Melakot

August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the thirteenth in a series of profiles of football players who will be part of the team representing Bermuda at the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s U17 Qualifier this month, we spotlight 15-year-old Gaiya Melakot.

Gaiya Melakot Bermuda Aug 2017

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

It is an honor to be able to represent my country.

2. How will you prepare for the competition?

I will continue to train and work hard.

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

I started football when I was about 5 years old and my mother used to play football so I mainly started because it runs in the family.

4. What are your plans for your time in St. Lucia besides Football?

I just hope to connect more with my teammates.

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

I admire Coach Quita because she always pushes me to do my best.

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The CONCACAF Caribbean U17 Qualifier will take place this month in St Lucia, with the Bermuda team set to match up against St Lucia on August 22nd, Antigua & Barbuda on August 24th, and Aruba on August 26th.

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