The Bermuda Football Association held the Legends Scholarship Awards Presentation at the Clyde Best Centre of Excellence.
Five BFA Legends and five student football players received scholarships during the presentation.
The Awards Presentations commenced with welcome remarks from BFA President Mark Wade followed by Opening Remarks from Senator Anthony Richardson, Junior Minister of Education with Scholarship Committee Chair Robert Horton giving an overview of the Committee’s selection tasks.
Aside from a 2-year spell at Southampton Rangers, BFA Legend Arnold West played most of his senior career at Devonshire Recreation Club. He often coached the youth while playing as a senior. West made several appearances for the Bermuda National team most notably playing in the Olympic Qualifiers, Pan Am Games, and is another one of the Legends to win a bronze medal at the CAC Games in Colombia. The recipient of the Arnold West Scholarship was Julian Roser who plays for the Dandy Town Hornets. He will be attending the Bermuda College, graduating in 2022.
BFA Legend Chevonne Furbert is one of the best women footballers ever produced in Bermuda. Furbert made multiple appearances for the Women’s National Football Team, during her career as a player she has won a total of 37 trophies. Ka’Ri Richards was the recipient of the Chevonne Furbert Scholarship. Richards is a member of the Bermuda Referees Association. She will be studying a Business Administration at the St. Francis Xavier University, in Nova Scotia, Canada.
BFA Legend, the late Lance Brown played most of his senior football as a no-nonsense fullback and midfielder for the Somerset Trojans back when they were called ‘Silver City’. He was known for being quick with his left foot and loving a bicycle kick, and for his winning goal against Dandy Town to win the Friendship Trophy in 1990. He is also known as the ‘$2,500.00 man’ when he was the first $2,500.00 transfer in 1985 to Somerset Eagles. The Lance Brown Scholarship recipient was
Zaire Smith. Smith plays for Somerset Trojans and will be attending Hoosac High School on a college prep course.
Devonshire Colts stalwart and BFA Legend Ellsworth Lambert was part of the first team ever to win the Martonmere Cup. At Devonshire Colts, Lambert also won the League, the FA cup twice and the Friendship Trophy. He had several appearances for the Bermuda National Team including winning the Bronze Medal in Medellin Columbia in 1978 after scoring the winning goal against the USA in 1979 at the Pan American Games. The recipient for the Ellsworth Lambert Scholarship was Christen Lugo-Elibox who plays for the St. David’s and will be attending The Calverton School on an International Baccalaureate course.
BFA Legend Danvers Seymour Sr. played his football career at PHC Zebras from 1968 through to 1978. During his playing career he won the FA Cup, Friendship Trophy and the League. Seymour Sr. was a member of the Bermuda National Team that represented Bermuda during the Pan American Games, Olympic Qualifiers, and is another 2020 Legend to win the Bronze Medal at the CAC Games. The Danvers Seymour Sr. Scholarship recipient was Jai Bean. Bean plays for the PHC Zebras and is considering his University offers at this time.
The Awards presentation concluded with inspirational remarks from Lovitta Foggo Minister of Community Affairs and Sports who encouraged the Awards recipients to do their level best and provide hope for other young football players to following in their footsteps one day as well as thanking everyone who plays a role in the awardees lives to continue supporting them during their future endeavors.