Sunset to kick off six-a-side football

Summer may be all but gone but football continues to kick on.

Sunset Football Club is holding their popular annual six-a-side tournament this weekend.

The competition is set to take place at the Cayman International School football field in Camana Bay this Saturday from 11am to roughly 5:30pm.

Each squad will consist of up to ten players. There will be three group games plus main and plate knockout competitions.

Sixteen men’s teams are slated to participate for a variety of prizes and trophies.

As Tournament organizer Mark Keys the six-a-side event is a natural fit at the Camana Bay field.

‘Camana Bay offers a superb facility for all people and all sports. I’m just happy we have the chance to be back there this year.’

The inaugural men’s cup competition last year was won by Demolition Crew at the Camana Bay field. 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 reportedly did well on their way to the final, making a number of upsets.

Last year’s tournament also saw a women’s cup competition. That 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 won the player of the day award as decided by four referees.

The Women’s cup runners-up were Tinkerbell as they lost a close match to DogHouse 2-1 in a penalty shoot out after a 0-0 draw in the final with Jovani Hessing emerging the hero.

The men’s plate final featured teams who came third and fourth in the initial group section. The Hurricanes would come 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.

Unfortunately this year’s tournament looks to be void of a women’s competition as there reportedly are not enough women’s teams to participate.

Tournament organizer Mark Keys talked about the level of feedback he has received thus far.

‘We had to cancel the ladies tournament because there weren’t enough interested teams. On the other hand we have 13-14 men’s teams with space left for two to three more squads.

‘Most of the teams from last year have re-entered. They have indicated to me it was a really well-run tournament last time and they liked the fact that everything went smoothly.’

The tournament entry fee is $400 per team. Entry fee will include team shirts and random prizes.

Proceeds will go to the Sunset FC youth and senior teams plus a donation will be made to Cayman Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Keys was quick to point out that, unlike last year, this year’s tournament sees a major sponsor.

‘We just secured a major sponsor in Mepco Ltd. The company is not only sponsoring the tournament but the entire Sunset club for the coming season and will assist our men’s women’s and youth teams.’

To obtain an entry form contact Keys 516 0170 or e-mail him at [email protected].