Primary Football League kicks off

| 22/09/2015
Cayman News Service

Primary school footballers in action

(CNS): The 2015/2016 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) season kicks off this Saturday, September 26 with the customary Opening Rally. The event begins at 9:00am at the traditional home of local football, the T.E. McField Sports Field (the Annex) in George Town.

The 2015/2016 CUC PFL and Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL) regular seasons will open on Saturday, October 3 at venues across the Island.

Two-time defending Rally champions Cayman Prep are going for a record third consecutive Opening Rally title. Prep defeated Red Bay Primary in last year’s thrilling final thanks to a solitary strike from the final’s Most Valuable Player Nathan Trickett.

In addition to Cayman Prep, the Opening Rally features 12 other schools, including last year’s runners-up Red Bay Primary, third-placed Truth For Youth and fourth-placed NorthEast Schools. The rest of the field comprises George Town Primary, Savannah Primary, Sir John A. Cumber Primary, Prospect Primary, Cayman Brac, Cayman International School, South Sound Schools, St. Ignatius Prep and Triple C.

The Opening Rally is a fast-paced one-day tournament with games being a short 10 minutes per half with no offsides. Games must end with a winner so if the score is tied at the end of the 20 minutes, penalties will decide the victor.

The first round of play is the group stage with the teams divided into three groups of three schools and one group of four. The two top teams from group play advance to the knockout second round. After the semifinals decide the two finalists, the remaining two schools play for third and fourth place.

The PFL committee encourages fans to come out to the Rally to cheer on the young footballers.

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