Petition: ‘Give Our Team Full-Time Contracts’

July 10, 2019 | 4 Comments

Seeking to secure full-time contracts for Bermuda’s national football team, a petition has been launched by Alissa Hayward at Change.org.

As of July 8, more than 1,450 people have signed the petition, which calls on the public to “support the Gombey Warriors.”

Bermuda Football Team July 7

The petition’s description says, “In light of our recent Gold Cup success, it is very clear that Bermudian athletes have the skills to compete on the world stage.

“However we cannot seriously expect our National Team to perform at their very best when they are not being afforded the opportunity train and focus the way that some of their international counterparts are.

“Make our National Squad full-time Professional Athletes and allow them to excel within the International Football Arena.

“Support the Gombey Warriors. Sign the petition!”

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  1. Flikel says:

    Who is going to fund these full time contracts? The taxpayer?
    There is nothing stopping these players from becoming professionals, assuming they have the talent. Some of these guys are already professionals.

  2. wondering says:

    This is a great idea, but my question is who would be putting up the money to pay the players? The government, the community? Doesn’t seem the petition makes that clear.

  3. sandgrownan says:

    Sooooo….who pays the salaries?

  4. toadinthehole says:

    Would the petitioners like to suggest how they are paid? Would they also explain how this could impact their careers with overseas clubs?

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