BFA: Corporate Wellness Soccer Tournament

July 1, 2017

The Bermuda Football Association [BFA] has been working since November 2016 to develop beach soccer in Bermuda and has announced the first ‘corporate wellness beach soccer tournament,’ set to be held on Saturday, August 19 at Horseshoe Bay Beach.

A spokesperson said, “As one of the leading sports internationally, the interchangeable terminology of football, futbol or soccer, often differs from country to country.

“However, the BFA believes that a corporate tournament would capture a broader target audience of players in addition to the existing football league players. It is hoped that this event would be a great launch to promote Beach Soccer/Football in Bermuda.”

BFA president Mark Wade said, “The Corporate Wellness Beach Soccer Tournament combines Bermuda’s pink sand beaches with the most popular sport in the world; football/soccer.

“Our vision for the jewel of the Atlantic is the tournament becoming a feature on the summer calendar and this becomes another way Bermudians and visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of our island.”

“The primary purpose is to promote Beach Soccer/Football by providing an inclusive fun, family oriented and safe event, which provides families and fans with an alternative to regular soccer/football.

“In addition, as members of the Federation Internationale de Football Association [FIFA], we are promoting an endeavor that all member organizations are working to implement in their respective countries, and as such, Bermuda wants to make its contribution to the international soccer/football community.

“This event will also serve as a charitable event to provide a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bermuda [BBBSB] whose services are much needed amongst of youth in the community. With the anticipated success of this inaugural event, it is our desire to host annual Beach Soccer Tournaments and leagues for adults and children.

“BBBSB were selected, as the thought of supporting BBBSB would be a worthy cause in light of the increasing challenges in which our young people in Bermuda. The mentoring and guidance provided by BBBSB is very much aligned with what the BFA does through the outlet of football/soccer.”

BFA Assistant Technical Development Director, Don Vickers stated, “As a social worker by profession, helping people in need and assisting agencies that aid others is something our project manager, Pahn-ya Ratteray and I highly value.

“All charities play a vital role in Bermuda, and it is important that we can find ways to work together to support each other and people we serve.”

“All are welcome to attend or participate. The event will be held Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at Horseshoe Bay Beach.”

For more information, visit the website or contact Don Vickers on 537-4557.

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