BBFS IS A REGISTERED CHARITY # 890
BBFS Mission: To foster the mental, physical and emotional growth in youth through football, both nationally and internationally.
BBFS provides an innovative and important service for sports-based youth development in Bermuda. It is a drug-free and independently-run training school which utilizes sports training to instill academic excellence, personal discipline and a code of conduct within its youth members. This area of work is becoming increasingly important considering the well-known fact that Bermuda is currently experiencing a youth crisis.
The country’s soaring number of gang-related offenses and the corresponding increase in the number of disengaged youths heighten concerns for the country’s future. Sports-based programming offers a positive impact on at-risk youths by promoting academic success, physical fitness, responsible behaviours, and self-confidence.
The popularity and cultural significance of specifically football in Bermuda offers an opportunity to engage youths in a productive afterschool activity through an inclusive team-based setting.
The core component of BBFS is its regular training schools and camps. The rigorous training method is based on Futebol de Salão which is the forefather of what is now known as Futsal, a FIFA-sanctioned football method. Whether the player is a beginner or advanced, BBFS improves his/her skills and allows him/her to enjoy the sport through various learning games.