Bears FC

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Bears F.C.
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Full name Insurance Management Bears Football Club
Nickname(s)

Growlers

founded = 1996; 21 years ago (1996) [1]
Ground Thomas Robinson Stadium
Nassau, Bahamas
Ground Capacity 15,250
Owner Scotiabank
President Dion Godet[2]
Manager James Thompson
League BFA Senior League
2013/14 1st[3]

Bears Football Club[4] (Bears FC, officially known as Insurance Management Bears FC or IM Bears FC for sponsorship reasons) is a football club based in Nassau, Bahamas. Bears FC plays in BFA Senior League in Bahamas.

History[edit]

In 1996 Anton Sealey upon being elected president of The Bahamas Football Association (BFA) on taking office set as his administrations priorities:


In pursuance of priority two, with a grant from the company with whom he worked, Insurance Management Bahamas Ltd.,[5] he began teaching soccer at Queen's College on Saturdays to a group of young players predominantly attending Queen's College. The sessions which began with twelve youngsters grew steadily each week. At the same time Fred Lunn and his brother Lionel, together with current BFA general secretary Lionel Haven and BFA Vice-President Stanley Darville began a similar program at The College of The Bahamas field in Oakes Field, called Get Kickin' As both schools or camps as they were called expanded outgrowing their resources, Anton and Fred saw the wisdom of combining their resources to more effectively deliver quality instruction to their charges, thus the Insurance Management Youth Football Club was born.

They have won the Bahamas President's Cup in consecutive seasons. They have also won the New Providence Football League five[6] times in a row, and six times in total. They won the Grand Bahama FA Cup a record five consecutive times. The main sponsor and owner of club is Scotiabank.

Jersey[edit]

Its jersey features a red shirt with red sleeves and white socks.

Achievements[edit]

2002/03, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2013
  • Bahamas FA Cup: 6
2002/03, 2003/04, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2010, 2011
2009/10, 2010/11
2001/02, 2002/03, 2003/04, 2007, 2008
2002/03, 2003/04, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2008/09, 2011/12
  • Bahamas Charity Shield: 2
2010, 2011

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