Nassau, Bahamas– It is with profound sadness the Bahamas Football Association and President Anton Sealey acknowledges the passing of Past president Roscow AL Davies on July 13th, 2021. Our deepest condolences go out to Mrs. Mavis Davies and his sons, Fr. Stephen, Trevor and Kevin and their families.
Roscow A.L Davies is a legend in Bahamian soccer history and will always be remembered for his investment in the growth and development of Bahamian Football. In 1956 Davies began his playing career with the St. Georges Football Club. In 1957 at the age of 17 he was the youngest player selected to represent the Bahamas on an all-star team in our first international match against the Coral Gables soccer Club in Miami Florida. He continued his playing career by representing the Bahamas at CAC games in Panama in 1970, Santo Domingo in 1974 and the Pan American games in Columbia in 1971.
He transitioned from the pitch to the administration side of Bahamian football as a vice president and subsequently elected President 1980-81. Roscow served with meritorious distinction over the years and at this time we would be remiss if we did not honor the personal sacrifices both Mavis and Roscow made in the name of Bahamian Football.
In his honor, the Bahamas Football Association named the development center in the Baillou Sporting Complex after Mr. Davies. Today thousands of young men and women play and develop their skills at the complex named after a giant of a man. He left behind a legacy of soccer playing and coaching family in the form of Kevin Davies, Assistant Men’s National team coach, Fr. Stephen Davies, Rabbi to us in the soccer community, Kaitland, his soccer playing grand daughter and Trent his grandson.
In 2019, the Bahamas Football Association on celebrating its 50th Anniversary honored Mr. Davies with the Beacon of Light Award for Administration at its banquet. Thank you Roscow for your immeasurable assistance and legacy and may eternal rest grant unto him oh lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.