Plans are in place to see a government sports league hosted every year.
According to Molly Ann Moore, organiser of the league and sports instructor at the Department of Youth and Sports, league games have seen extraordinary participation.
‘I am amazed at the turnout. There are about 100 spectators each game. Teams are out there faithfully in numbers.
‘I feel the league is a good thing. I plan for it to be an annual league.’
The playoffs for the league started 22 July. This weekend is slated to host the start of the three-game championship series. Immigration and Computer Services are expected to face off in game one Sunday at 5pm.
Cayman’s first-ever Government Softball League began 17 June. The league, set up by DYS, is an initiative under the national sports policy.
The GSL is expected to end 19 August. The league featured five teams representing select government agencies. They were Planning, Government Information Services, Immigration Department, Computer Services and the Sports Department.
Two games were played every Sunday from 4pm until 7pm. They were held at the Field of Dreams baseball facility in George Town. Members of the public were welcome to attend.
According to Moore, the league hopes to help foster communication amongst the different sectors.
‘This league is designed to build camaraderie among government employees. The league is just for fun and not competitive.’
Moore says the creation of the GSL was a bit of a coincidence. Government had initially intended to create a netball league. However the association went ahead with its own initiative. In the future, government hopes to have leagues for other recreational sports.
Moore hopes the future will see softball have a more prominent place on the Cayman sports scene.
‘Softball is not one of government’s outputs. Hopefully it can become an output. I feel the league can be very important in achieving that.’