Today, representatives from the Bermuda Football Association, Bermuda Referees Association, Southampton Rangers Sports Club and Pembroke Hamilton Club met to discuss matters of mutual concern, in particular, the incident surrounding the completion of the match on Sunday, February 26TH and the outlook for the remainder of the season.
All parties reaffirmed their commitment to football recognizing the “principle of solidarity” in preserving and protecting the ideals of football as the cornerstone of all that we do for the “good of the game.” Everyone in attendance recognized the circumstances that led to the Referees’ reluctance to officiate at the Southampton Rangers Sports Club. However, football is resolute in its mission and will not be deterred by the negative actions of a few.
In this regard, all parties attending the meeting resolved to increase their awareness of the football environment together with a commitment to ensure all measures will be implemented as standard operating procedures for the remaining games of the season.
It was also agreed by all parties based on the support and positive sentiments of the Bermuda Referees Association that all matches will continue as normal this coming weekend and throughout the remainder of the season at the Southampton Rangers Sports Club and all other clubs throughout Bermuda.
In making this decision, the Bermuda Football Association on behalf of the 23 Full Member Clubs, players, officials and Referees invite the general public to come out and support your favorite team as we drawn to a close another exciting domestic season.
Submitted on behalf of the
Bermuda Football Association