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Volleyball’s speedy progress
towards being one of Cayman’s most popular sports took a huge step forward over
the weekend.

It was another three-day
extravaganza with the launch of the North, Central America and Caribbean
Volleyball Confederation season at Public Beach, George Town.

After last year’s successful first
staging of the NORCECA event, word spread like a virus that Cayman is the
coolest new venue and some of the region’s best players were here trying to
rack up some Olympic qualifying points.

Seasoned pair Shervin Rankin and
Olney ‘OT’ Thompson lead Cayman’s male charge, ably backed up by newcomers
Duncan Hamann and Andrew Gordon.

Cayman’s women were represented by
the experienced Jennifer Bily and Wanda Brenton and newcomers Tarasa Barnett
and Cristin Alexander. Bily and Brenton came fifth last year.