Premier Division new boys Somerset Eagles have been the busiest in the ­summer transfer market, picking up a staggering 11 new players - enough for a new team.

Coach Kenny Thompson has acted quickly to bolster his squad after winning promotion to the new 10-team Premier Division last season.


The most significant signings could be attacking midfielder Travis ­Wilkinson, who arrives from Southampton Rangers, and highly rated striker Antwan Russell, who makes the switch from Dandy Town.

Russell played in midfield for the Hornets last season but has been used primarily as a striker for the Bermuda Hogges this ­summer.

Also on the Eagles' books next year will be Russell's Dandy Town team-mate Shakir Smith.

Other players with ­Premier Division experience to join the White Hill Field revolution will be ­Devonshire Colts' Jamal Simmons and PHC's Aquino Grant.

Dandy Town moved quickly to fill the holes in their squad, bringing back Antwan's brother, versatile Tokia Russell from PHC.

They also snapped up North Village midfielder Jared Penniston, both of whom have played for the Hogges this summer.

Ernest and David Signor depart St John's to join Richard Todd at St George's in the First Division.

Devonshire Colts midfielder Phil Anderson exits the club to dedicate his ­energies to the player/ coach role with First ­Division new boys MR Onions.

South African goalkeeper Andrew JJombwe, who played for Boulevard last season, has switched to Somerset, with Trojans looking for cover for ­veteran Timmy Figureido.

Figureido missed the Hogges' season through ­injury.


The first wave of summer transfers was unveiled ­yesterday as the Bermuda Football Association ­published its list of

players who had requested to change their registration.

Further transfer activity is expected as the season draws closer.

Defending champions ­Devonshire Cougars have yet to engage in any ­dealings as they wait to ­appoint a new coach.