Girls to battle their coaches

The successful Cayman Islands Girls Football Organization’s Autumn 2009 season ends on Saturday.

Organiser Sue Greene said: ‘The final day of our programme will include a kids versus coaches game, trophy presentations, photos, and refreshments.’

The popular programmme has been running at George Hicks Field in George Town every Saturday from 9-10:30am for girls aged four and a half to 12 and promotes football skills, teamwork, and active living to a large group of eager participants.

Greene added: ‘CIGFO is grateful for the sponsorship of Generali through its Be Active programme. Through Generali’s sponsorship, girls pay only $15 for the entire 12-week season, and receive a jersey to keep.

‘Involvement in sport is an excellent way to keep young girls active and develop self-esteem and confidence as they grow.’

Each Saturday morning begins with a group warm-up and stretching session, after which the girls are divided into their age-groups and receive training in a specific football skill, such as passing, shooting, or trapping. The day concludes with a game and plenty of positive reinforcement.

CIGFO’s coaches have seen excellent skill-level improvement in the girls who attend consistently, and are pleased that the girls are practicing their newly-acquired skills at home.

‘CIGFO always welcomes new footballers, who are asked to come with a water bottle, running shoes, shin guards, and a football with the player’s name on it (if possible).

  • The Spring 2010 session will begin on 30 January 2010.