Net gains create volley of smiles

The big volleyball tournament at the Public Beach this weekend has attracted plenty of sponsors, few bigger than FirstCaribbean Bank.

Brenton and Bily

Brenton and Bily are ready.

Up to 32 teams will be participating with Cayman putting out at least one team in the men’s and women’s category.

FirstCaribbean International Bank jumped at the chance to be a sponsor for the North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation Beach Circuit tournament.

Olney Thompson and Shervin Rankin will represent Cayman’s men’s team and Wanda Brenton and Jennifer Bily the women.

Malcolm Whetnall, FirstCaribbean Director, said: ‘FirstCaribbean International Bank is very proud to be a major sponsor for this international sporting event. FirstCaribbean’s sponsorship of this event is reflective of one of our bank’s core values, Caribbean commitment. Our sponsorship also reaffirms our determination to be a good corporate citizen and to continue to be meaningfully involved in the communities where we operate. This international event is certainly a very important one for the Cayman Islands.’

Noel Williams is President of the Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation and Sales Officer, Operations, FirstCaribbean International Bank.

He said: ‘I am very proud to have FirstCaribbean support the tournament and on behalf of the bank we want to encourage the public to come and enjoy the tournament.

‘We would not have been able to have such a prestigious tournament without the support of our sponsors.’

Fareed Hosein, CIVF committee member, said: ‘We would not have been able to have such a prestigious tournament without the support of our sponsors.

‘We are very happy to have FirstCaribbean and the Ministry of Sports as our major sponsors and welcome their support to the development of volleyball locally.’

Whetnall added: ‘I would like to say congratulations to the organisers for a job well done in bringing the tournament to Cayman, and we extend a very warm welcome to all the members of the participating teams, I wish all teams the best of luck, play hard but play fair and may the best team win.’

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