Football: BFA Unveil Legends Of 2020

July 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Bermuda Football Association will honour Chevonne Furbert, Danvers Seymour Sr, Ellsworth Lambert, Lance Brown, and Arnold Gene West in this year’s Legends Scholarship Programme.

A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Football Association is thrilled to unveil the 2020 BFA Legends for the Legends Scholarship Programme. The 5 Legends honoured this year are as follows:

Chevonne Furbert is known for her many accolades in her football career. She has appearances for Bermuda’s National Team in both football and cricket and has even been named captain for some. Chevonne has won the Konica Cup seven times, the Charity Cup eleven times, the FA Cup ten times, and the League cup ten times. She has also picked up the MVP and Most Goals individuals awards at the BFA awards. While playing, she coached her team in the BFA women’s league as well as coaching her futsal team.

Danvers Seymour Sr. started his football career at Pembroke Hamilton Club. He made his first appearances for the Senior team at PHC in 1968 and played with them through to 1978. During that time Seymour won the FA cup, Friendship Cup, and the League. He had the honor of representing Bermuda in the Bermuda National Team at the Pan American Games, Olympic Qualifiers, and receiving a bronze medal at the CAC Games. He is the technical Advisor at Somerset Cricket Club. He has also been the Head Coach for teams such as PHC, Southampton Rangers RC, Vasco Da Gama Club, Dandy Town FC, and North Village CC.

Ellsworth Lambert started playing football as a junior for The Somerset Eagles. As a senior player, Ellsworth played for Devonshire Colts, winning the League and FA cup twice, the Friendship Cup, and being part of the first-ever team to win the Martonmere Cup. Ellsworth traveled with Devonshire Colts to London in 1972 playing practice games versus Arsenal and West Ham, and Suriname in 1973 reaching the quarter-finals in a Concacaf tournament. He has had several appearances for the Bermuda National Team and has received honors such as a bronze medal in Medellin Columbia in 1978 and Scoring the winning goal against the USA in 1979 at the Pan American Games.

Lance Brown attended both Allen University and Plymouth State College. He won league championships and individuals awards at both institutions playing at varsity level. He played most of his career as a mid-fielder and fullback at Somerset Trojans back when they were referred to as ‘Silver City”. During that spell, he is known for his winning goal against Dandy Town to win the Friendship Trophy in 1990. Lance was dubbed the “$2500 man” as he was the first $2,500.00 transfer in 1985 when he moved to Somerset Eagles. Lance is known for being quick with his left foot and loving a bicycle kick. He won ‘Midfielder of the year’ during his only year playing for the Southampton Rangers. Lance has traveled to Antigua, Mexico, and other countries with the Bermuda National Team.

Arnold Gene West recognized his love for playing in goal while attending The Central School after losing a match against Technical Institute, in which he decided he was not going to lose like that again and asked to play in the goalkeeper position. West played his Senior career at Devonshire Rec apart from a two-year spell he spent playing for Southampton Rangers in 1981 & 1982. While playing for the senior team West coached the young players. West represented Bermuda in the Bermuda National Team playing in the Olympic Qualifiers, Pan Am Games, and the CAC Games, winning a bronze medal in Colombia.”

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