Leverock: ‘About The Next Generation As Well’

June 4, 2019

“It’s about the next generation as well, we’re setting the tone, we’re setting pathways for them,” Dante Leverock said, with the footballer speaking in advance of the island’s debut at the Concacaf Gold Cup.

This marks Bermuda’s first appearance in this highly prestigious regional competition, and Bermuda will play Haiti in the opening match on Sunday, June 16th in Costa Rica, then match up against Costa Rica in Texas on Thursday, June 20th, and will then play Nicaragua on Monday, June 24th in New Jersey.

Bermuda will take part in their final warm-up match on Thursday evening [June 6], set to play an international friendly match against Guyana at the National Sports Centre.

Speaking at today’s press conference, Mr. Leverock — who is Bermuda’s captain and plays professionally in Ireland — said,  “It’s about the next generation as well, we’re setting the tone, we’re setting pathways for them.

“I have a young nephew, and he looks up to me, so I have always had that intent to do right by him, not just for myself, but to show him the right ways to do things.”

“So we have a responsibility to do the right things and to show them, and even going into the schools, we’re doing that, being involved in the community, all that’s important.

“At the end of the day football is not forever, but it can create that atmosphere and that environment for bigger and better things for the whole entire country,” he added.

Along with Mr Leverock, Bermuda’s team for the Gold Cup will also include Nahki Wells, Jonte Smith, Reggie Lambe, Dale Eve, Oliver Jalen Harvey, Calon Minors, Roger Lee, Kacy Milan Butterfield, Jaylon Bather, Lejaun Simmons, Donte Brangman, Chikosi Basden, Zeiko Lewis, Willie Clemons, Jahquil Hill, Osagi Bascome, Cecoy Robinson, Justin Donawa, Wendell Tre Ming, Liam Evans, Marco Warren, and Quinaceo Hunt.

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