Thursday 6 August, 2020

From the BFA dug outs: A minute with Keon Atkins

Being the new boys on the block is always a difficult experience, however Deacons FC showed no signs of Premier League nerves when they kicked off their 2020 campaign two weeks ago.

The “Farmers”, fresh off their Division One triumph, out played and outscored Wilfred Abrahams Silver Sands 3-1 in their opening encounter in the 2020 Coca-Cola Barbados Football Association (BFA) Premier League.

Sharp-shooter and team leader Keon Atkins was the main destroyer of the Silver Sands defense, scoring two goals and creating the other to send a strong message to all opponents.

This edition of “From the dugouts” reveals some information on the clinical marksman.


Name:  Keon Atkins

Age: 24

Club: Deacons FC

Position: Midfielder/forward

Nickname(s): Manface

Favourite player: Ronaldinho

Favourite Club: Chelsea FC

National team selection: Barbados U20

Role Models: My dad Simon and uncle Curt

Why do you play football? : Growing up I would always aspire to play football because I viewed it as a way to uplift my community and it was the most popular sport in my community as well. I always desired to be good at it.

Life’s philosophy: Never be afraid to fail. Be afraid of not trying. 

Bet you didn’t know: I enjoy the beach and water sports.

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