www.islandstats.com will from time to time highlight a young Bermuda Athlete abroad in school, who is part of a National Programme.
Today we begin with female footballer Zakhari Turner.
Name: Zakhari Turner
Date of Birth: January 22, 2003
Teams: Bermuda National Team, Robin Hood, and IMG Academy
Q. Why did you select Football?
A. I selected football as my sport because I thought it looked fun from watching my friends play in middle school.
Q. What is your favorite position?
A. Goalkeeper is my favorite position.
Q. What has the game taught you?
A. Football has taught me that in life the harder you work the easier things would be in the long run; for example if you train hard the game would become much easier.
Q. What has been your biggest challenge in the game?
A. Being able to recover and keep playing if a goal has been scored against me is my biggest challenge in a game.
Q. What has been your most memorable moments thus far?
A. My most memorable moments thus far has been Traveling with the National Team to different countries and creating memories with my teammates, but my favorite memory was traveling to Haiti winning against Jamaica at the U17 level.
Q. If you could change one thing about your game what would it be?
A. If I could change one thing about my game it would be to be more aggressive when going up for corners .
Q. What is something most people don’t know about you?
A. Something most people don’t know about me is that when I first started football I never wanted to be a goalkeeper but as time has passed I started to love the position.