www.islandstats.com can reveal that Nathan Trott has been drafted into the England Under 21 Squad who will face opposition from China, Mexico and Qatar in the Annual Tournoi Maurice Revello this summer.
Aidy Boothroyd’s squad will head to Toulon in May looking to lift the title for a third successive year following victories in 2017 and 2016.
West Ham United Academy boss Terry Westley revealed that Trott has been drafted into the team,
Trott and his teammates have been drawn out in Group A for the competition, which is held throughout Provence in southern France.
The Young Lions will kick-off their defense of the title against China at Aubagne’s Stade de Lattre on Saturday May 26th.
They’ll be back in action three days later when Mexico are the opponents in Salon before the group fixtures are rounded off against Qatar on Friday June 1st at the Stade Parsemain in Fos-sur-Mer.
All 12 nations will then play a fourth game on June 5th and 6th to decide the final rankings or a Semi-Final on June 6th, before the Final takes place in Martigues on Saturday June 9th.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Bermuda Under 19 Fall To West Ham United
Bermuda Under 19 Team 1 West Ham United Under 19 Team 4
West Ham United finished their Tour of Bermuda with a record of 3 wins and 1 draw in the Bermuda International Football Festival, following their 4 – 1win over the Bermuda Under 19 National Team at the National Sports Center.
Kai Corbett gave West Ham United the lead in the 16th minute when he beat the offside trap and scored pass and advancing Hunt in goal for Bermuda.
In the 30th minute Bermuda came close to equalizing when they were awarded a penalty, but Rahzir Smith-Jones’ penalty was saved.
The score remained 1 – 0 at the break with West Ham United enjoying most of the play in the first 45 minutes.
Two minutes into the second half West Ham United doubled the lead when Josh Wilson-Esbrand scored, West Ham United would go up 3 – 0 when Emmanuel Longelo found the back of the net in the 61st minute.
Substitute Kane Crichlow would pull a goal back for Bermuda in the 71st minute, but in injury time West Ham United would restore their three goal lead when Corbett added his second goal of the game.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Bermuda Football Coaching Course Announced
The Bermuda Football Coaches Association (BFCA) has announced the Intro to Coaching Course offering for 2018.
The new course is designed using the same UEFA Licensing standards as the C License course. It will serve as the entry point for the BFCA’s coaching education pathway.
The course curriculum is developed by Jacques Crevoisier and is delivered over two weekends, with instruction led by UEFA B qualified coach educators from the BFCA. It comprises classroom and on-field sessions, with individual assessments held at the end of the course.
The course is sanctioned by the Bermuda Football Association (BFA) and qualifies the successful candidate to receive the BFA “D” license, required to coach at Under 7, Under 9 and Under 11 Age Level teams.
Who is Jacques Crevoisier?
Crevoisier coached for the French Football Federation at Clairefontaine, winning the Under 18 European Championship in 2000, and served as a UEFA Senior Director for the Technical Department. He was also the first team coach at Liverpool FC from 2001 to 2003, consulted for Sochaux, St. Etienne and Monaco and provided psychology work at Arsenal and Tottenham (he has a degree in sports psychology.) Crevoisier is a regular match day commentator on English Premier League and other top European games and a regular public speaker
This 15 hour course teaches participants how to plan, organize, and deliver enjoyable coaching session in a safe environment. Participants will learn how to organize small-sided games and age appropriate sessions, and develop in players a variety of technical skills - juggling, passing, receiving, shooting, dribbling and running with the ball. The course curriculum also focuses on working with and educating parents about positive support, reinforces responsible conduct of a coach and deliver knowledge of basic laws of the game.
Who is the Intro to Coaching course for?
The course is geared toward Parents, Team Managers, PE Teachers, Current & former players who are new to coaching; and existing coaches (especially U7-U11) who have not had any formal coaching education. Candidates are encouraged to be in reasonable physical condition and to be prepared to participate in drills being run by their fellow coaches.
Those participants achieving a specific score and demonstrating proficiency in their assessment will be considered for recommendation as candidates to progress to the BFCA’s UEFA C equivalent course.
Intro to Coaching Course Schedule (Tentative -TBC)
Date Time Pitch/Theory Venue June 1st, 2018 Friday 6:00-7:30 PM Theory Classroom 1.5 hrs.
TBC June 2nd, 2018 Saturday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pitch session - 3 hrs. BFA Field June 3rd, 2018 Sunday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pitch session - 3 hrs. BFA Field
June 8th, 2018 Friday 6:00-7:30 PM Theory Classroom 1.5 hrs.
TBC June 9th, 2018 Saturday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pitch session - 3 hrs. BFA Field June 10th, 2018 Sunday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pitch session - 3 hrs. BFA Field
Friday, May 11, 2018
CONCACAF Announce Dates for Women's U17 Qualifiers
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football CONCACAF confirmed www.islandstats.com story earlier that the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship — which was suspended on April “due to security concerns” at the venue in Nicaragua — will resume play on June 6th.
IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, USA will host the remaining matches.
“All participating Member Associations that still have an opportunity to qualify for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 – Haiti and Mexico from Group A and Bermuda, Canada, Costa Rica and United States from Group B – will dispute the remaining group stage matches from June 6th – 8th,” CONCACAF said.
“The group winners, plus the second-place finishers will advance to the semifinals to be played on June 10. The final and third place match of the competition will take place on Tuesday, June 12th.
“Originally scheduled to be played April 19th – 29th, at the Estadio Nacional, in Managua, Nicaragua, the Women’s Youth Championship was postponed after three match days, due to force majeure. CONCACAF announced the suspension of the remaining games in Nicaragua to guarantee the safety of the delegations, all participants and fans.
“In the previous edition of the CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship played in Grenada in 2016, the United States won its third straight championship at this level, with a 2-1 win over Mexico in the final.”
2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship – Group Standings
06 Mexico 06 Haiti 00 Puerto Rico * 00 Nicaragua *
03 United States 03 Canada 00 Bermuda 00 Costa Rica
*Eliminated from the competition
2018 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship – Match Schedule
Wednesday, June 6th
5:45pm Costa Rica vs Canada 8:00pm United States vs Bermuda
Friday, June 8th
3:30pm Mexico vs Haiti 5:45pm Costa Rica vs Bermuda 8:00pm United States vs Canada
Sunday, June 10th – Semi-Finals
5:30pm Group A Winner vs Second Place Group B 8:00pm Group B Winner vs Second Place Group A
Tuesday, June 12th – Thirds Place Match and Final
5:30pm Semi-Final 1 Loser vs Semi-Final 2 Loser 8:00pm Semi-Final 1 Winner vs Semi-Final 2 Winner