BFA names Football Friendship participants

From left: Aliah Rodriguez and Jordin Wilson.

The Bahamas Football Association (BFA) Sunday named the two young athletes it selected to represent the country in this summer’s Football for Friendship program in Moscow, Russia.

The youth-centered empowerment program is sponsored by Gazprom, a major supporter of FIFA, and will run from June 8-15.

The youngsters selected are Aliah Rodriguez, from Temple Christian School (TCS) and Cavalier Football Club (FC), and Jordin Wilson, from Lyford Cay School and Western Warriors FC. The youngsters will be accompanied on their trip by chaperones Saskia D’Aguilar and Simone Wilson.

This year’s program will unite young participants (12-year-old footballers and youth journalists) from 211 countries and regions.

According to its website, the aim of the Football for Friendship is to develop youth football, by championing youth sports and a healthy lifestyle as well as by promoting tolerance and friendship among children from different countries.

Its key values are friendship, equality, fairness, health peace, devotion victory, tradition and honor.