Football Festival Aims To Engage Community

March 22, 2017

The ‘Bermuda International Football Festival’ is set to be held next month, with the organisers saying they “have embarked on a project to engage the community and reach our young men through football.”

Spokesperson for the group, Rick Richardson, said the the group will stage the first annual Bermuda International Football Festival on April 29, 2017

The event will be held at the National Sports Center and will feature a youth representative match, scheduled for a 4:30pm kick off, and a full day of activities, including an All-Star match involving the island’s Premier League and First Division players.

The All-Star players will be chosen from players recommended by the various clubs, once vetted by the respective coaches. The coaches will be named also at a later date.

Mr Richardson said, “Key features of the Festival will be a skills competition involving seniors and juniors, a special performance by United States Freestyle football champion Frankie Gonzalez of New York City. Frankie performed at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and has dazzled crowds throughout the United States.

“The day will conclude with a concert with an overseas artist, and top local artists. More information on the concert will be released at a later date.”

More information on the Bermuda International Football Festival is below [PDF here]:

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  1. Excellent Idea! says:

    As a person who works with young males, this is an excellent idea. However, I would like to see more regular activities where a common interest (football) could bring us together. Where is the 7 aside league that use to be held after the football season. Young men need things to do in the evenings and weekends. The BFA have a field that is rarely used at that time of the year, why not organize a spring/summer tournament or league. This initiative is great but it will only include the select few, and there are many young men who could benefit from a spring/summer competitive league.