David Bascome, born in Smith, Bermuda, started his soccer career with North Village Rams at the age of 7yrs playing the Forward position. At the age of 16, Bascome played his 1st division team with the National Youth Team in Bermuda. After four years of playing, he signed his professional contract with the Harrisburg Heat of the National Professional Soccer League, USA at the age of 20. Bascome went on to play 18 seasons with the MISL/NPSL (Indoor Soccer League). He played for the North Village Rams (Bermuda), Harrisburg Heat, Denver Thunder, Baltimore Blast, all pro indoor and the Harrisburg City Islanders, pro outdoor. He won his first championship during his 2003-2004 season with the Baltimore Blast, and won 4 championships in the last 6 years with Baltimore Blast. He also formerly played for the Bermuda national football team, featuring in several FIFA World Cup qualification matches. To continue his love for the game, Bascome retired after 18 years, making a name for himself in the history of soccer. Bascome was named to the Player/Assistant Coaching position of the Baltimore Blast on October 12, 2006. In his second year on the coaching staff, Bascome helped lead the team to the 2008 MISL Championship. Growing up in a foster home and surviving an abusive childhood, Bascome earned a MBE from the Queen of England (Member of Order to the British Empire) for helping young people and playing professional. He recently became a member of the Champions 4 Champions, where he will join sport legends such as Sam Jones, Ken Easley and Ed 'Too Tall' Jones in supporting the community and the families of our nation’s troops. During Bascome’s off-season, he is the Founder and President of ISL (Professional Island Soccer League) and Hope4Life Program. The ISL program has been designed to help keep young men focused and off the street. The Hope4Life is an anti-drugs and violence program, where he does motivational speaking, which provides a great tool in his effort in overcoming his speech impediment. Bascome also writes a weekly column for The Royal Gazette news paper in Bermuda about sports and the perils of life.