Bermuda's most talented young footballers have the opportunity to test themselves against some of the best in the U.S. as they jet off to take part in the Super-Y league on the east coast this week.

A group of 10 players flew out on Monday to take up placements with teams in the U.S. development league. The BFA yesterday named the 11 players as; Shonte Campbell (U17), Jaylen Bean (U15), Donte Allen (U17), Dominique Richardson (U17), Quadir Maynard (U16), Naeem Griffin (U16), Caldre Martin (U14), William White (U14), Jibri Salaam (U13) and Drewonde Bascome (U17).

"The Super Y League is a USL programme introduced to identify America's top young players," said Derek Broadley, Technical Director of the Bermuda Football Association. "It is in its 10th year since its formation to foster top-flight youth competition across the U.S. Participating in it provides Bermuda's talented youth footballers the perfect opportunity to hone their skills competing against the very best in the United States."

The youngsters will be placed with a variety of different clubs in the division.

"There is no doubt that player development is seen as critical to the success of football in Bermuda. We have put in place a number of initiatives that will nurture young players, offer them critical support and expose them to international standards through programmes such as the Super Y League," said Richard Calderon, President of the Bermuda Football Association. "We are delighted with our sponsors, the Bank of Bermuda Foundation in supporting these youngsters in a once in a lifetime opportunity."