Left kicking their heels after swine flu strikes

The outbreak of swine flu in Trinidad postponed Cayman Islands Football Association national Under 17 girls team playing in the Caribbean Football Union Youth Cup and Under 17 Qualifiers there.

The virus has caused the hosts to postpone many tournaments, including the Caribbean Games.

The competition which should have started on July 30 and ended yesterday would have seen the Cayman girls competing against Haiti, British Virgin Islands and Bahamas the participants of their group.

Under the coaching of Bobby McLaren and technical director Thiago Cunha the girls had prepared extensively for this tournament and were more than ready after creating a stir during their training camp in Mandeville, Jamaica in May.

At the training camp they beat a Manchester select team 4-0, Los Perfectos Academy 2-0 and lost to the Jamaica National Under-17 Girls 3-2 at the Drax Hall play field in St Ann. The other two games were played at Brooks Park in Mandeville.