Bermuda’s Senior Men’s National Football Coach Andrew Bascome has resigned, “to concentrate on his successful and growing ABC School”.

Terming Bascome’s influence on the island’s national teams and a host of individual football enthusiasts coached by his guidance, as “invaluable” the Bermuda Football Association formally extended a big thank you to Bascome for his service.

In a statement released this afternoon, the BFA said: “Coach Bascome joined the National Coaching Staff in 2012. During his time in the National Program he was involved with our U15, U17, U20 and Senior Men’s teams. His influence on our National Teams has been invaluable as Bermuda consistently advanced beyond the first rounds of competition at all levels, including males and females.”

He also led Bermuda’s “senior men through two Caribbean Cups and a World Cup campaign”.

“The highlight of his contribution with the success of the U15 boys who placed fourth in the inaugural CONCACAF U15 Boys Championships held in the Cayman Islands in 2013 as well as winning the gold medal of Natwest Island Games hosted here in Bermuda in the same year.

The statement continues: “Coach Bascome leaves us to concentrate on his successful and growing ABC School We thank Coach Bascome for his years of service to the National Program and wish him all the best in all of his future endeavors.”

Technical Development Director, Maurice Lowe said: “Andrew is a friend, mentor to many, and servant to football. None of this will change, albeit from a different capacity than Senior Men’s National Team Coach. We wish him all the best in his new challenges and look forward to collaborating with him further, soon.”

The BFA also stated: “The Association, under the direction of the Player Development Committee, will immediately turn its attention to filling the post of National Coach as we strive towards improving upon our recent successes. In the meantime, our Technical Development Director, Maurice Lowe, will oversee and coordinate all activities involving the Senior Men’s National Team.”