Tottenham Hotspur youth team to play in Cayman U-14 tourney

| 09/03/2016
CNS Local Life

The Tottenham Hotspur under-14 team

(CNS): A team from Tottenham Hotspur FC of the English Premier League will be participating in the Cayman Airways U-14 Invitational Youth Cup set for 21-26 June at the Camana Bay Sports Complex. In its third year, the annual under-14 football tournament has been attracting some of the best young players from the Caribbean, the US and the UK to play against Cayman’s youth teams, but this year the stakes have been raised even higher by inviting a team from one of the biggest football clubs in the world.

The Cayman tournament will feature eight teams – six international and two local.

Event organiser Virgil Seymour from Academy Sports Club said he expects a thrilling tournament and a brilliant showcase for the sport in Cayman.

“Tottenham Hotspur are currently second place in the English Premier League which makes the inclusion of their Academy U-14 team in the CAL Invitational U-14 Youth Cup even more special,” he said.

“We are also delighted to welcome first-class Jamaican teams Cavalier FC and Harbour View FC. We know that all the international teams will give our local teams – Academy Sports Club and Sunset FC – the chance to play their absolute best during the tournament.”

Minister of Sports Osbourne Bodden said attracting teams of such calibre and worldwide status to the CAL Invitational U-14 Youth Club gave sport in Cayman a huge boost.

“The main objective for the tournament is to raise awareness of youth football and sports in general in Cayman and so having the players from Tottenham Hotspur Academy and the other top class international football clubs means we have some of the best young players in the world playing against our home teams,” he said.

“The experience will raise the profile of the Cayman Islands with visiting teams and no doubt this will be an unforgettable experience for our young players and one from which they can grow immeasurably as football players.”

For more information about the tournament, go to the Cayman Youth Cup website

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