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Cayman Islands Kids Gaelic Football Club COOL Camp is back

The Kids Gaelic Football COOL Camp is back this Mid-Term on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th February!!!

The Cayman Islands Kids Gaelic Football Club is thrilled to introduce the first COOL Camp of 2020; a 2-day camp during the Mid Term Break on Thursday 27th February and Friday 28th February at the Camana Bay Sports Complex.

In 2019 we had our Mid-Term, Easter and Halloween COOL Camps taking place, with 70 budding athletes in attendance. We also hosted our “Summer Blitz Days” over May and June.

The attendees came from schools across the Island, with a great mix of nationalities in each team. The youngsters gave lots of positive feedback following the Camps and Blitz Days, enjoying using skills they had learned in other sports, along with learning new Gaelic techniques in both hurling and football. Some children had previously played in previous Gaelic COOL Camps, while others came from netball, soccer and rugby backgrounds and found it easy to adapt these experiences to Gaelic COOL Camp.

The coaches were also very enthusiastic and excited at the talent that was displayed by some of the children, particularly those who had never even seen the sport before or had never played a team sport. Many parents also participated in the session and were enquiring about more regular fixtures. Some of our youth players from these training sessions are now so skilled in their play that they participated in the adult Corporate Mixed 9’s event in January 2020, with others already signed up for the 2020 Senior Gaelic Football League.

In the COOL Camp, the training will start with a basic warm up for all players, followed by a quick, exciting game to get everyone familiar with catching and throwing the Gaelic Football. The coaching will then move on to learning a couple of specific techniques used in Gaelic Football, followed by a chance to practice these new skills in drills. To further develop these practices, a short, fun-orientated game for each age group will take place to challenge the players to incorporate their new skills into the team play environment. Finally, a competitive game will close the session.

It is going to be another action packed COOL camp focusing on learning and developing the Gaelic Football skills of running, passing, kicking, tackling along with movement and agility skills and, of course, teamwork and friendship. All are welcome and no prior experience is necessary.

As with all our other Camps and Blitz Days, we have indoor facilities so regardless of weather conditions the Camp will go ahead and the kids will be comfortable and within a safe environment.

The Camp details are:

  • Thursday 27th Feb and Friday 28th Feb 2020
  • 8.30am to 12noon each day
  • 6 to 14 year olds
  • At Camana Bay Sports Complex (Cayman International School), Camana Bay
  • CI$70 for first child, CI$35 per sibling thereafter. We also have options for those with financial pressures. Just send us an email – we don’t want any child to miss out!
  • Places are limited to 70…so please register early to avoid disappointment.
  • Registration will close once 70 attendees confirmed
  • Payment must be paid in advance at time of online registration – no cash/cheque payments on the day

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