Bermuda’s Under-17 women’s football team members were presented with certificates of achievement by Premier David Burt and Minister of Social Development and Sports, Zane DeSilva yesterday, following a celebratory motorcade through Hamilton, organized by the Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation.

The team arrived at the Cabinet Building on an Island Construction truck for the motorcade through city streets yesterday to commemorate the team qualifying for the CONCACAF Finals in Nicaragua next year. This after they defeated Jamaica 3-2 in the CONCACAF Caribbean U-17 Women’s Football Tournament in Haiti.

A spokesperson said: “This marked the first time Bermuda’s U-17 Women’s team have beaten Jamaica and have made it to the semi-finals. Earlier that same week they drew their first match against Trinidad and Tobago 2-2.

Their historic feat will take them to the CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Nicaragua in April next year.

Overall, the women’s team finished second in the Caribbean qualifiers in Haiti, to return home to a warm heroes’ welcome on Monday night. They were greeted at the LF Wade International Airport by hundreds of well wishers, including the Premier.

The motorcade started at the Clyde Best Centre of Excellence in Prospect before moving through the city, then on to the Cabinet Building.

The squad was met at Cabinet by the Premier, where they were presented with certificates of achievement for their accomplishment. And we wish them all the best of success in the upcoming CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championships in April next year.

  • Photos Courtesy of DCI