Bahamas Football Association names Soraya Toppin-Herbert Director of Women’s Football

Published on 15 December 2021

Photo: The Bahamas Football Association’s Director of Women’s Football, Soraya Toppin-Herbert.

NASSAU, Bahamas—The Bahamas Football Association hired Barbadian Soraya Toppin-Herbert as Director of Women’s Football.

Toppin-Herbert, a lifelong sportswoman, played for Division 1 Purdue University from where she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Movement and Sports Science with a minor in Law and Society. She has a Master of Business Administration and Master in Sports Business Management from University of Central Florida. She is also a graduate of the FIFA CIES Football Executive Program.

Deputy General Secretary of the BFA Carl Lynch Jr. said the new director is an asset to the organization.

“We are extremely happy to have Soraya on board at this time of our development in women’s football.  She is organized, intelligent and has laid out a plan to take our women’s football, both grass and sand, to higher heights, and we are certain our female players, from grassroots to women’s, will benefit from her experiences.”

A press release from the BFA added that, “Toppin-Herbert brings a wealth of experience to our program in the Bahamas, including being the founder of Raya34 Sports Inc., her non-profit based in Barbados, which blends sports and education for the development of young people.  Their premier program is the More than Boots Girls Football Program, which was launched in October 2020.”