Irish Independent Highlights Dante Leverock

March 10, 2019

Sligo Rovers Squad HeadshotsIreland’s Independent has highlighted Dante Leverock in a story, featuring the Bermudian footballer – who recently signed with the Sligo Rovers team in Ireland – along with one of his teammates from Jamaica.

The story said, “The distance between Bermuda and Jamaica is more than 2,000km, but there are striking similarities in the childhood stories of Romeo Parkes and Dante Leverock.

“Britain’s colonisation of sun kissed islands in the Caribbean and North Atlantic Ocean left a long-lasting sporting legacy.

“In their youth, the sporting endeavours of Parkes [a 28-year-old Jamaican] and Leverock [a 26-year-old Bermudian] were based around three different codes; football, cricket and track & field.

“They would both grow up to realise that their skills in football opened up the potential to explore the world.

“What they also share in common is the experience of shuddering personal setbacks that prompted them to re-evaluate their future in the game.

“Neither gave up, with sliding-doors moments sending them to places they never envisaged seeing.

“Sligo Rovers is the latest stop. A new destination on an island with a very different personality to the places they call home.

You can read the full story here on the Independent.

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