Football: Australian Dad Thanks North Village

January 14, 2020

A father whose son now represents Australia in football, noted his son started playing football as a 5-year-old in Bermuda some ten years ago, and he has credited NVCC with helping to launch his son’s football career, saying “we have terrific memories of living in Bermuda, and how warm and welcoming North Village was to all our family.”

In an online post, NVCC cited the young man’s father, saying, “I have good news to share from Australia regarding a young Aussie boy that started his football career as a 5-year-old at North Village.”

Ben and his teammates at NVCC over 10 years ago in Bermuda:

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“We were lucky enough to live in Bermuda from 2007 to 2009. Our daughters were keen netballers and we were encouraged by Stacy and the netball girls to join NVCC netball.

“My son wished to play football and was impressed with the size of the trophies at the NVCC presentation day – he was only going to play football at NVCC.”

“I’m happy to say that my son, Ben Gibson, has gone on to represent Australia in football.

Ben and his Australian teammates pictured recently:

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“He is currently touring the UK and Ireland as part of the Australian U16s Schoolboys Football team. I hope it is as proud a moment for NVCC as it is for me.”

“We have terrific memories of living in Bermuda, and how warm and welcoming North Village was to all our family.

“It is through Maceo Dill and Michael Hansey that Ben started his love of football. He included Maceo as his greatest influence in the UK tour guide.”

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  1. red rose says:

    Beautiful story!

  2. Onion Juice says:

    That is very good news, Bermuda hospitality at its best.
    Would be helpful to let us know in his recent photo which row he is in.

  3. Okay, Father.
    His skills were developed with North Village to be utilized elsewhere.
    Sounds like a great chiller.
    All the best with Bermuda soccer skills!!

    • I heart 441 says:

      Football, it’s called football, even the dad said football, even though Aussies and North Americans call it soccer, but ultimately it’s football.

      • bluenose says:

        Actually, as much as I hate to admit it, the word ‘soccer’ is believed to have originated in Britain some 200 years ago, and comes from the official name of the sport ‘association football’. To paraphrase an internet definition.

  4. ROGER LAMBERT says:

    CONGRATULATIONS to Ben & may he represent Australia through his playing days. Village Quality has been around for so long, and it is good he got a taste of their good foundation work which helped him to grow in quality even more.

  5. Dread says:

    We’ve gotta get our children off the island in order to succeed!