Bermudian Footballers are making noise in the Baltic Region as Willie Clemons and Dante Leverock have gone to pursue their professional soccer careers.
Clemons’ journey with PSC began following a recommendation from his friend and fellow Bermudan international teammate Leverock, who was placed with Estonian top-tier side JK Narva Trans after attending PSC’s Fort Lauderdale combine late last year.
Following communication between several members of PSC’s Agency staff, and research into Clemons’ playing background, it was decided that PSC’s 2018 Baltic Showcase Tour would provide the 23-year-old midfielder with the perfect opportunity to develop and earn professional opportunities.
Daily professional coaching ensured that Clemons showcased the best of his ability throughout the tour, and a trial offer from Estonian top-flight outfit Viljandi Tulevik was his reward.
Viljandi presented a contract offer to the former Thomas College player, but negotiations broke down and a deal was not agreed.
Subsequently, PSC’s Agency staff recommended Clemons to Swedish side Bodens BK, a club that have signed and trialed a number of PSC players in recent years.
And PSC Managing Director, Paul Taylor, who worked closely with Clemons throughout the Showcase Tour, believes the Bermudian has all of the qualities to excel during his trial in Sweden.
“Willie displayed great attitude and desire from day one of the Showcase Tour,” said Taylor.
“Sometimes players show up and expect things to happen, because we place so many players with clubs as a result of these tours. That’s not the case – you have to show the staff and attending clubs that you have the ability and mentality to be a professional soccer player – which is what Willie has done.
Clemons took part in several games for Bodens in the Arnes Bil Cup, as he looked to impress the club’s coaching staff and earn a professional contract.
Bodens BK has tried many times, but with Clemons on board in 2018 they won the Arnes Bil Cup, this after 2-1 against IFK Luleå in the Final.
BBK laid the ground over a sharp first half, the Tournament livewirer Clemons scored a beautiful goal after 6 minutes to give his team a 1 – 0 lead and winger Max Wårell doubled the lead from penalty after 13 minutes. The leadership of the Boden in a break was well deserved.
After the rest, it became more IFK Luleå for natural reasons. The pressure increased when BBK captain, talented Max Nyqvist got his second yellow.
The really sharp chances remained, and it was only at the end of the game that William Olausson moved to the attack, managing a free-range and reduced to 2-1, but time would run out on them.