The third week of the West Bay
district volleyball league takes place tomorrow night.
The John A Cumber primary school
hall is expected to see a bevy of games starting from 6pm.
Up first are the kids in the youth
league as the Incredibles battle the Warriors at 6:30pm. The Incredibles then
go back in action at 7pm against the Star Ballers.
From there come the adults as the
Matadors face West Bay Spikers at 7:30pm, Upsetters face Above The Net at 8pm and
North West Pointers take on Future SC at 8:30pm.
All of those matches come after the
opening rounds of the league were played over the last three weekends.
Almost all of the teams have some
of the island’s most athletic sports people on display.
The adult league sees Danny Ebanks
(known mostly for playing basketball with Future SC in division two of the
national mens league) on the Matador side.
West Bay Spikers are loaded with
talent. There’s Simon Rivers (who competes in flag football, softball and
football) and Jarrett Terry is a basketball prodigy. In addition there’s budding
flag football and co-ed softball player Michael Carey and lady flag football
star Kim Rivers.
The North West Pointers boast
football figure Arden
“Cheeky” Rivers and a group of mature individuals who have hand-eye
coordination that belies their years.
One of the most dangerous clubs is
Future SC. From Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation President Noel Williams as
coach to national volleyball player and multi-sport star Richard Campbell
there’s talent all over the court.
Toss in basketball star Omar
Clarke, multi-sport star Kevin Maxwell and young sports prodigy Cline Glidden
Jr and the recipe is there for a dynamite team.
Not to be outdone though is the
Upsetters. They feature football legend and volleyball league official Dion
Brandon. There are also a lot of other young people on the side who show the
kind of hustle and skill that would be an asset in any sport.
On the youth side many of the kids
have shown the kind of potential that could easily see them being stars in
these pages and beyond in the near future.
One such budding star is Janel
Ebanks. Daughter of Danny Ebanks, Janel plays for the Star Ballers amongst the
youth and Future SC with the adults.
From what this reporter has seen
she has the sort of tenacity, energy and footwork that can take her a long way
Ebanks, 13, was very keen to give
her comments on her involvement in the league and her personal ambitions in
“I’m committed to volleyball and
football right now but I really love volleyball,” Ebanks said. “I want to get
better and show everyone I can be one of the best.
“I find the league to be intense
but very fun. Even though my family plays on different teams, I still feel like
we’re together in this.
“My dad cheers me on, my brothers
watch and I feel a lot of love and support on the court.”