Girls kick off primary school football season

| 22/09/2016 | 0 Comments
CNS Local Life

Triple C (in red and blue) and Cayman Prep in action at last season’s playoffs

(CNS Local Life): The primary school girls kick off the 2016/2017 football season Saturday, 24 September with the inaugural CUC Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL) opening rally at the traditional home of the sport, the T.E. McField Sports Field (Annex Field) in George Town, beginning at 9am. The boys start their season with the CUC Primary Football League (PFL) opening rally the following Saturday, also at the Annex Field. The regular season for both leagues begins Saturday, 8 October at venues across the Island.

For the girls, Sir John A. Cumber Primary ‘A’ begin their journey to avenge last year’s league loss to the talented young ladies from Cayman International School (CIS).

This will be the first year that the girls will be participating in an opening rally and organisers hope it will become an annual event to complement the boys’ competition.

Opening rallies have always been highly entertaining and very competitive. The seven schools competing this Saturday are Cayman Prep, St Ignatius Prep, Triple C, Savannah Primary, George Town Primary, two teams from Sir John A. Cumber Primary (A and B) and two teams from Prospect Primary (A and B).

A few schools who will participate in the GPFL during the regular season will not take part in the opening rally due to scheduling conflicts with some of their players.

The rally is a fast-paced, one-day tournament with games being a short 10 minutes per half with no off sides. Games must end with a winner. If games are tied at the end of the 20 minutes, penalties will decide the victor.

The first round of play is the group stage with schools divided into three groups of three. Schools play each other once in their respective groups with the top two teams from each and the two best third place finishers advancing to the second round, which is the knockout stage. That stage comprises quarterfinals, semi finals, the final and a third-place match.

The three groups of three schools are Zone A with Prospect Primary ‘A’, St Ignatius Prep and Triple C; Zone B with George Town Primary, Prospect Primary ‘B’ and Sir John A. Cumber Primary ‘A’; and Zone C with Cayman Prep, Savannah Primary and Sir John A. Cumber Primary ‘B’.

The PFL committee encourages the public to come out to the Annex Field this Saturday to cheer on the young ladies.

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