It may be early but FC International is already
getting corporate support for its football camps.
First Caribbean International Bank was amongst the
first corporate supporters to donate to the football club’s annual camp. The
football camps run from the second week of August during the summer holidays
and children of all ages in the Cayman Islands
Richard Lewis of First Caribbean stated the company
is eager to support local youth.
“We are delighted to be supporting this year’s FC
International football camps. We believe that promoting sport among young
people is vital to promoting healthy lifestyles. Football is one of the most
popular supports in these islands so it is a natural choice for the bank to get
FC International conducts camps in the districts of Savannah, George
Town, North Side and Cayman Brac as well as for Fairbanks
Prison for females and young people with special needs.
Over the years FC International has organised a number
of educational presentations for its young players from agencies such as the
Royal Cayman Islands Police, including talks about safety, guidance and good
Juliette Gooding, former Director of Cayman Islands
911 Emergency Centre, is a long time supporter of the football camps and expressed
her joy with First Caribbean’s support.
“I am extremely happy to participate in these camps
because they enable me to maintain my keen interest in the development of the
sport of football and do something for Cayman’s youth at the same time, Gooding
said. “I truly respect the time and effort that FC International always puts
into the development of the youth and various other sectors in our community.
“I encourage other local businesses to get involved
and to make a contribution no matter how great or small to ensure the camps
continue to be a success.”
Kennedy Ebanks, President of FC International,
expressed his delight with the bank’s assistance.
“I credit the success of the camps to Technical
Director Elbert McLean, who donates his time to teach the participants the
essentials of football, along with the other volunteer coaching staff.” Ebanks
said. “We are very grateful to the staff members of First Caribbean, who were
inspired to make this donation. We really appreciate the bank’s ongoing support
of Cayman’s youth.”