The Bermuda Football Association (BFA) Competitions Committee can now officially confirm Somerset Cricket Club’s reinstatement to the Premier Division for the 2019/20 Football Season.
The Association officially confirms that the Bermuda Athletic Association (BAA) has withdrawn its senior team from the Premier Division for the upcoming 2019/20 season, and Somerset Cricket Club (SCC), the 9thplaced Premier Division team in the recently concluded 2018/19 season, has accepted the invitation to have its Premier Division status restored.
The BFA Executive Council has confirmed its desire to maintain a complement of ten teams in the top division, and has therefore endorsed the recommendation to reinstate Somerset Cricket Club’s Premier Division status - the decision having been made under Clause 4 (c) ii of the General Rules of Divisional Competition, which reads as follows:
In addition, the BFA Executive Council has acknowledged Somerset Cricket Club’s player transfer philosophy may have been different had they not been relegated. Therefore, SCC has been given a 10-day window to complete any player transfers. The BFA Executive Council will consider further applications on a case by case basis.