Cayman U-14 footballers to take on international squads

| 18/05/2016
CNS Local Life

Fabian Whorms, CEO Cayman Airways

(CNS): The third annual Cayman Airways Invitational U-14 Youth Cup, which will be held 20-25 June, will feature players from local squads Academy Sports Club and Sunset FC going against six international U-14 teams – Tottenham Hotspur FC and Gillingham FC from the UK; Cavaliers SC and Harbour View FC from Jamaica; and IFFDC and Rev Soccer from the US.

Paul Byles, Academy Sports Club U-15 coach, thanked sponsor Cayman Airways for its support of sports locally and added, “Their participation enables our players to gain international experience which may not otherwise be available to us. We are excited to be able to test our players’ skills and determination against the experienced and talented international teams playing in this year’s tournament.

“The opposition gets tougher every year and once again we can anticipate an exciting and intense five days of competition.”

Fabian Whorms, Cayman Airways president and chief executive officer, said the airline “is excited to support the tournament once again this year. We strongly believe that youth sports initiatives such as these have numerous benefits. They not only promote Cayman as a destination for sports tourism by attracting players and their families to our beautiful islands, but they also give the teams the opportunity to develop skills both on and off the pitch.

“To compete at this international level requires hard work, discipline, dedication, motivation and the desire to be the best, all of which are important for the growth of the players in their sports careers and also personally.”

Paul Macey, vice president at Sunset FC, added, “This is a great opportunity for our players to test their skills and endurance against visiting international teams. They are all dedicated to being the best that they can and constantly strive to push the bar, ably supported by a tireless team of volunteers.”

For more information, go to the Cayman Youth Cup Facebook page


Category: Football, Sports, Youth

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