Civil servants kick ahead

Summer football leagues are commonplace this time of year.

On the other hand few offer as much notable characters as the government football league.

This year’s edition is in full swing as games commenced roughly a week ago.

The usual suspects are all competing this season in the form of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, the Fire Department, the Royal Cayman Islands Police, the Department of Environmental Health, Her Majesty’s Prison Service and Customs.

Matches take place three times a week at the Annex Football Field in George Town. Mondays see games at 5:30pm and 7pm, on Wednesdays action kicks off at 6:30pm and on Sundays games are at 5:30pm and 7pm.

Matches continue until the second week of September and include a knockout round.

Games are taking place at the Annex after a few seasons at various venues.

One of the teams to watch is the Police team. The squad is the defending league champion. Many athletic men and women comprise the side including flag football phenom Clay Coleman.

Thus far the team is off on the right foot as it took down Environmental Health 3-0 on the last Sunday of July.

Customs is another contender in the league as they made it to the league finals for three straight years.

The side, lead by prominent local football figure Gregory Ebanks, looks intent to make it a fourth finals appearance this season as it beat HM Prison 2-1. Rico Bodden had the winning goal in that game.

Matches continue this evening Environmental Health plays Monetary Authority at 5:30pm. From there Fire Services, under the guidance of football luminary Arden ‘Cheeky’ Rivers take on Customs at 7pm.

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