World Cup starts today

After months of planning, the
second annual Cayman World Cup of Football tournament is finally upon us. 

Beginning today and ending on
Sunday, King’s Sports Centre will once again play host to one of its largest
and most dynamic events. This year’s tournament will feature 16 internationally
represented countries, comprised of players living in Cayman. 

The players have already started
buzzing, as over 200 athletes step onto the pitch this weekend to battle for national
pride.  The opening ceremonies kick off at 6pm tonight with the Cayman
Islands, England, Scotland, Ireland,
Canada, India, Honduras,
Jamaica, Africa, Costa Rica, USA,
Portugal and Brazil all
represented. 

Thanks to the support of Hurley’s
Entertainment, the entire tournament will be broadcast live via www.csa.ky,
giving family and friends in Cayman and around the globe the opportunity to
witness the growing talent of indoor football on these shores.

Steve Roughead, captain of the Team
Scotland, expressed his feelings leading up to today.

“We’re really looking forward to
the tournament, and in the spirit of the event, we hope to have a live bag-pipe
player play our country’s national anthem.”

Don Parsons, captain of Team Cayman
Red, was equally ecstatic.

“I’m looking forward to an intense
weekend of football.  There is a lot of international skills out there and
it should be fun.”   

The tournament is sure to be a huge
hit and is free for all spectators to come and support their team. 
However, a large-scale football tournament is not all King’s has planned for
the weekend. From 10am – 5pm tomorrow King’s opens its doors to the entire
community with a full Open House featuring free activities and events for both
kids and adults, in addition to raffles and other prizes.

Powerhouse Gym will be conducting
free aerobics classes, competitions and health and nutrition seminars for
members of the public to attend and try. 

CASK Karate will be featuring
youth, co-ed and women’s classes with opportunities for the public to win free
passes and the new King Pin Bowling alley will be running discounts on bowling
during the entire event. 

As Raymond Singh, Athletic Director
at King’s Sports Centre explained, it should be a great time.

“We have a lot on offer here at
King’s and rarely do we get the opportunity to showcase all that we have for
the community. The open house coupled with the football tournament is the ideal
platform for that.”

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