Cayman Under-17 female league to begin

A total of 12 weeks women’s football action is set to kick off on Monday (January 16) when the CIFA under 17 League gets under way. The first match sees George Hicks High School’s B team take on Future FC on the Middle School Field at 3.30pm.

Sides taking part include St. Ignatius Catholic High School dubbed Catholic, Triple C High School, Future FC, Scholars International and an A and B side from George Hicks High.

Teams will play each other twice over two rounds.

The main aim of the league, says women’s committee chairman Al Bartice, is to develop young female Caymanian players while at the same time scouting for talent for an under 17 women’s national team.

‘There is currently no league to serve those young ladies between the ages of 14 and 17 who may wish to play football at a competitive level.

‘The senior women’s league caters to female players in a higher age group. So the under 17 league, which is making its inaugural appearance this year, will fill the existing gap between the primary school and the senior women’s league.’

Matches are scheduled for 3.30pm and 4pm on Monday and Wednesdays each week at the George Hicks High School, Triple C and St. Ignatius High football fields.

Contact the CIFA office at 949-5775 or [email protected] for further details.