Bahamian student chosen to carry the country’s flag at FIFA World Cup
The ‘Football for Friendship’ (F4F) Program has announced that 12-year-old Bahamian football player Jordin Wilson will participate in the opening ceremony of the grandest football tournament in the world – the FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) World Cup, scheduled to get underway this Thursday in Moscow, Russia. The tournament will be broadcast live to 3.2 billion persons globally, starting this Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Wilson will be carrying the Bahamian flag during the opening ceremony, as the youth representative of The Bahamas, alongside children from around the globe.
Wilson and the Bahamian F4F delegation have been in Moscow since June 9, participating in the global Football for Friendship event. Football for Friendship promotes youth football globally and emphasizes tolerance and friendship among children from different countries. Participants have had an opportunity to discuss among their peers the key values of the program such as friendship, equality, fairness, health, peace, devotion, victory, tradition and honor.
Wilson was selected to attend F4F by the Bahamas Football Association (BFA), the governing body for soccer in The Bahamas, as one of two young Bahamian football players to represent the country. Wilson has been an active football player since he was five-years-old, and is currently an active member of the Western Warriors Football Club, where he is coached by Paul James. He is the son of John and Simone Wilson and has one brother, Jostin.
The Western Warriors Football Club, founded in 2007 by Michael Hooper and Saskia D’Aguilar, have three teams in the BFA Youth League, including an under-15 boys team, an under-17 boys team and an under-17 girls team. The Warriors club also has a men’s team in the BFA Senior League.