For the players who are not participating in this years USL Academy Cup in Tampa, FL, we propose the following overseas trip. Please let us know of your interest.
2024 New York Easter Football Extravaganza
Dear Parents and Players in the U9/11/13 Groups,
As part of our affiliation with USL Soccer in the US, we will be taking three teams (U13/U15/U19) to Tampa, FL, between March 12th to 18th, for our second USL Academy Cup tournament. The experience last year was very rewarding. This season we have better aligned all our programs and age groups to the expectations of the Academy Cup, so we feel like we are even better prepared.
Our affiliation with USL Soccer continues to be one of the core pillars of what we do. As part of this relationship, we are now in discussions with an emerging USL 2 franchise on Long Island, just outside New York, about establishing a strategic relationship.
Together with Long Island Rough Riders we have formulated a travel opportunity for our U9/11 and younger U13 players. We call it the New York Easter Football Extravaganza, and it would take place between April 1 and April 5, while both public and private schools are out. The group would leave from Bermuda April 1 and return in the morning of April 5. While in Long Island/New York we would enjoy the following schedule of activities:
The teams will play evening games against three different clubs in the Metropolitan area; Downtown United SC, Long Island Soccer Club, and Manhattan SC. Downtown United and Manhattan games will be played in Manhattan against the backdrop of the skyscrapers and the urban landscape. Certainly different from visiting St. Davies field…
The trip is open to a maximum of 15 U9 players, 20 U11 players and 16 U13 players. The games would be 7 aside for the U9, 9 aside for the U11 and 11 aside for the U13. Each team will have one coach traveling with them.
Instead of chaperones and a group of managers, this trip requires one parent to travel with their child. A lot of the activities will involve sightseeing and free time in Manhattan, and it will be a lot easier to manage it if each player has a parent present.
Also, to reduce cost, we would sleep in double bedrooms, so each parent/player would share the room with another parent/player.
The total cost for the event, excluding lunch/dinners, and guided sightseeing events, is estimated at $1,750 per traveler. We will be staying at the Garden City Hotel https://www.gardencityhotel.com, close to a Long Island Railroad station and to Long Island Rough Rider’s facilities at the Globall Sports Centers – Nassau, at 1 Charles Lindbergh Avenue, Uniondale.
We are now soliciting interest for the New York Easter Football Extravaganza, please click on this link and let us know if you are interested or not: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7iSy3TNYs1jFBM3dKdLNsMcFEqS8x-y_xevjrRdJpseyqOQ/viewform
We will need a minimum number of players in each age group to commit for the event by no later than January 26th for it to go ahead.
Any questions please contact Henrik Schroder at email@example.com
Coach Bascome and Henrik
FCB U18 Team was crowned the winners of the 2023 Charlie Marshall Cup on January 5, 2024, after winning all their matches in the Christmas/New Years tournament, and defeating the Robin Hood Archers on penalties in the final. Mosiais Mills was crowned MVP. Congratulations to the players, Coach Mark and Jibri, and team manager Racquel. You made us proud!
Our club philosophy is based on the guiding principle that FOOTBALL MATTERS. It matters in many aspects of our lives in Bermuda and as global citizens. It connects people; young and old through the role of coaches, community, players and parents.
Because FOOTBALL MATTERS, our primary goal is to develop the Bermuda football product to a similar or better level than most internationally recognized academies and school, enabling Bermuda's young players to remain in Bermuda until they are technically, physically, mentally and maturity wise, ready and able to pursue their dreams in an international setting. Might it be with a fully funded four year scholarship to a college or university, or a pre-professional contract for a club. Recognizing that we can also provide an entertainment outlet for Bermuda and Bermuda football fans alike.
"Thank you to all the players, coaches, and parents for all the hard work, dedication and belief in what we do - the 2022/23 season has been an absolute break-out year for us. Fully energized by this, we will now drive our program to the next level in the pursuit of our vision. Just like we tell you, incremental learning and improvements will make you a better player, so is our pledge to you regarding our program development."
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