October 28, 2020

Cayman Islands Football: Five overseas-based teams expected for Cayman Cup


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Five international and eight local teams will take part in the second annual Under-15 Cayman Airways Invitational Youth Cup, from Tuesday May 5-10 in George Town, Grand Cayman.

Ipswich Town (United Kingdom), IMG Academy (Florida), Chicago Fire (Chicago), St George’s College (Jamaica) and FC Motagua (Honduras) are the overseas teams who will vie with local teams Academy Select, West Bay Select and the Cayman Island National Under-15 Boys.

“We are thrilled to have such high-profile, talented international teams joining the tournament this year,” Academy Sports Club technical director Virgil Seymour said.

“It’s going to be an exciting and intense five days for our local teams as we have even more high calibre international players coming to the tournament this year.”

West Bay Sports Foundation Founder and Director Arden Rivers also believes the tournament would arguer well for the players’ development.

“This is a great opportunity to expose young players to new levels of play and help to build sportsmanship. This year we have three local teams participating, whereas last year we only had one. We are excited that as host country for the tournament, we will have so many talented players representing Cayman.”

Ipswich Town FC Director of Recruitment Steve Gavin noted that his boys had been testing their strengths and capabilities amongst each other in preparation for the Cayman Youth Cup.

“We are all grateful to be a part of this event and look forward to exploring more of the Cayman Islands, as this will be the first visit for most of the players and their families.”

Matches are scheduled to take place at the Annex in George Town and Ed Bush Stadium in West Bay, with the finals taking place at the Annex.

For more on this story go to: http://www.sportsmax.tv/?q=articles/2015/04/20/cayman-football-five-overseas-based-teams-expected-cayman-cup

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