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Prison team leaves guests lost at sea

RFA Fort Rosalie players (in yellow) greet the HMP Northward team members

The crew of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel Fort Rosalie enjoyed diverse activities during their visit last week, including a football match against Her Majesty’s Prison Northward team.

A select prison side comprised of prisoners, an officer and members of the prison’s football team, known as the Transformers, won the game against Real Rosalie, which was held within the prison compound.

“The prisoners thoroughly enjoyed the spirited and lively match,” said Prison Director Dwight Scott. “This was the first such football match involving a visiting ship in many years.”

He added that the prison’s indoor five-a-side football team has won the Cayman Islands Westel 5-a-side championship for the past two years. “It is well established that sports help to increase prisoners’ self-esteem,” said Mr. Scott. “Players are allowed to participate based on factors including good behaviour and their commitment to sentence-planning measures.”

RFA Fort Rosalie also hosted a school visit and assisted the government’s Recreation, Parks and Cemeteries Unit with painting and repairs at a children’s playground in George Town.

Captain Ross Ferris, OBE, commands the supply vessel’s crew of 114.

(Photos by: Information Officer Lennon Christian)


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