The Bermuda Olympic Association (BOA) announced that, with its support, the Bermuda Football Association (BFA) has been able to purchase a Globus EuroGoal 1500 football training machine and AP Capture imaging equipment and software. The purchase of the new equipment was funded through the BOA’s partnership programme with the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) that makes new equipment available to qualifying national sports federations free of charge.
The Globus EuroGoal 1500 is an exceptionally maneuverable, sophisticated football training machine that shoots footballs at high speed with various trajectories to aid in the training of goalkeepers, defenders and strikers.
The AP Capture imaging solutions system comprising a camera, joystick controller, portable telescopic sports mast and special software, will provide the BFA with the ability to capture, analyze, and present footage to players for learning and training purposes, and to provide footage of players in action to support college applications.
BFA Director of Technical Development, Maurice Lowe, said “The importance of having the right equipment to support the daily activities in a football academy can’t be understated. The BOA equipment support programme was timely and a step in the right direction… We have seen our results improve from years gone by, and we are confident that, with this new equipment, we will see further improved and sustained performances.”
Judy Simons, BOA President said, “The BOA is focused on helping young people in all sports along on their journeys to success. Football in Bermuda has a large following, so helping the BFA upgrade its training and coaching tools with new equipment is a benefit to our whole community. We know that it will enhance the fine work that the BFA already does to support the development of talented footballers, and we’d like to acknowledge the BFA for their efforts. It’s gratifying to be able to assist them.”