Academy Sports Club wins U-12 football rally

| 24/06/2015
Cayman News Service

The Academy White under-12 winning team

(CNS): An Academy Sports Club team has won the recent Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) under-12 rally, going undefeated in all their matches. The Academy White team beat the Sunset Eagles 3-0 in the final.

All together, seven teams participated, representing Academy Sports Club, Alliance Football Club, Future Sports Club, George Town Sports Club, and Sunset Football Club.

League administrator James Rich said that the regular under-12 league is non-competitive with the goal to get kids playing and enjoying football without worrying about results or top goal scorers.

“We don’t keep track of results in the normal under-12 league. We hold a season opening and closing rally that the players really enjoy but we will emphasise that they are playing to have fun at this age level,” he said.

Academy White coach Logan Seymour added, “I’m very proud of the boys and how hard they have trained this season. Coaching the Academy White U-12’s this year has been my first coaching experience so it’s especially rewarding to see my team do so well, winning both the opening and end-of-season rallies.”

Sunset Eagles coach and CIFA acting general secretary Paul Macey commended Seymour’s team and said he was pleased to see so many young players out on the field enjoying the game.

The two rally finalists were rewarded with medals and all teams will receive participation awards at a CIFA ceremony, set for Friday, 26 June, at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort.

Director of national teams Renard Moxam said the league was used as a pilot project with a few new ideas, including having teams play 7v7 instead of the 9v9 format used in the previous year. Moxam said this was beneficial to the individual play of all the participants.

“As players had more touches of the ball their confidence grew as the competition progressed. We want to thank the all coaches, referees and especially the parents who supported the regular season and the opening and closing rallies,” he said.

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