Sunset Football Club never seems to raise money for its teams in half measures.
In July England legend Geoff Hurst was brought over to help Sunset coffers and Sunday the club held their inaugural six-a-side football tournament at Cayman International School.
There were 16 men’s teams and six women’s teams competing.
Games were played throughout the day in a competitive but friendly atmosphere with teams looking to initially come out of their group (four men’s groups and two ladies groups) to enter the knockout cup competitions.
The men’s cup competition was decided with Demolition Crew featuring a number of well known Cayman Islands footballers such as Ardin ‘Cheeky’ Rivers and Junior Fisher winning the men’s competition. They beat PricewaterhouseCoopers 2-0 in the final.
Demolition won the cash prize of $350 sponsored by Cayman Screen Print as well as the first Sunset Sixes trophy and individual medals.
PricewaterhouseCoopers played superbly to cause a few upsets on their way to the final.
The women’s cup competition was won by Dog House who received a cash prize of $150 also sponsored by Cayman Screen Print along with their trophy and medals.
Dog House’s Rosemary Geddes also won the player of the day award decided by the four referees.
Women’s cup runners up were Tinkerbell who agonisingly lost to DogHouse 2-1 in a penalty shoot out after a 0-0 draw in the final with Jovani Hessing the hero in the penalty shootout.
The men’s plate final featuring teams who came third and fourth in the initial group section was won by the Hurricanes coming out on top 1-0 against KPMG in a tightly contested affair.
The women’s wooden spoon was won by the Kensington Kats after their playoff with Toucan Flair.
Mark Keys was one of a team of organisers. He said: ‘Sunset would like to thank The Exchange Bar (formerly The Grapevine), Aqua Beach, Digicel, Caribo, First Baptist Primary School, Cayman International School and Dart Management for their kind contributions to what will no doubt be an annual event after the roaring success it was this year.
‘In addition to the winning teams, another big winner on the day was the Cystic Fibrosis trust which received a donation of CI$1,000 from Sunset FC.’