IDA Boys Select Team Playing In Massachusetts

September 3, 2023 | 0 Comments

International Development Academy – Bermuda boys select began participation in the New England Surf Labor Day Classic tournament in Boston, Massachusetts yesterday [Sept 2].

A spokesperson said, “The group departed Bermuda on August 27, 2023 for a player experience designed to provide exposure to the competitive levels of play outside of Bermuda in their respective age group.

“The players spent 3 days in a mini-training camp with host club New England Surf, sharpening their skills and refining overall team play in advance of the tournament. In addition to the training program the players were able to experience an MLS professional match when they attended the New England Revolution vs New York Red Bull regular season match at Gillette Stadium.

“Pre-tournament warm up activities included a practice match against the New England Surf 2012s, with IDA Bermuda comfortably easing pass their opponent by a score line of 5-1 with Jace Postlethwaite and Xonti Burch both recording a brace along with a strike from Dage Butterfield.

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“IDA-Bermuda are participating in the U12 Boys Platinum division of the New England Surf Labor Day Classic, grouped with Intercontinental Football Academy of New England 2012 Blue and 2012 White Pre MLS Next Generation teams, and the Steel United Massachusetts 2012 boys elite.

“In the opening match vs IFA 2012 Blue, IDA-Bermuda would fight back from 1-0 down to edge out IFA for a 2-1 win with goals from Jace Postlethwaite and Cairo Burgess. The match was a closely contested affair, with IDA -Bermuda able to disrupt the opponent with their press and capitalise on turnovers to score.

“In their second match of the day IDA-Bermuda would find the IFA 2012 White an equally challenging opponent. Again IDA-Bermuda would fall behind in the first half, conceding twice with IFA taking a 2-0 lead into half time. The second half would produce better fortunes for the IDA-Bermuda team, who scored three unanswered goals from a Cairo Burgess brace and a Sami Luber strike to take a 3-2 lead. IFA would level the score at 3-3, and the teams would settle for a draw.

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“The results leave IDA-Bermuda in second place in the group standings tied on 4 points with IFA 2012 White.

“In the remaining group matches on Sunday morning, IFA 2012 White will play IFA 2012 Blue [currently 3rd place on 3 points], while IDA-Bermuda will play winless Steel United2012 elite. A draw will see IDA-Bermuda advance to play in the final match on Sunday afternoon.

“IDA-Bermuda are being led by coaches Misheal Paynter and Marcelos Thomas. The team roster is composed of the following players:

“Jasper Herrick – GK, Adam Barritt, Vashon Martin, Cai Williams, Jace Postlethwaite, Xonti Burch, Pslam Caines, Freddie Jones, Sami Luber, Dage Butterfield, Gebre Vickers, Oliver Anderson, Cairo Burgess, Sohan Dhesi.”

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