West Bay players end on top

District volleyball came to an
exciting end in West
Bay recently.

The West Bay Community Sports
Committee Volleyball League held its Championship Games and Awards in the Adult
and Youth Divisions on 20 March at the John A. Cumber Primary School.

It was a night of cheers and
thrills as teams squared off against each other in a bid to claim the top spots
and become the league’s first winners.

The Semi-finals resulted
in first place winners being challenged by fourth place and second place by third
place.

The two winning teams then squared
off against each other in the championship round – The Incredibles against the
Warriors in the Youth League and Above the Net against West Bay Spikers for the
Adult League.

Future SC secured third place
against the North West Pointers in the Adult semi-finals
while Star Ballers claimed third place in the Youth league.

In the end, two squads walked away
with all of the props. In the Youth league the Incredibles took home the honour
and Above the Net sealed the deal for the Adult League.

The 10-13 age group received
medals, passes to Boatswain’s Beach and tickets to Hollywood Theatres as part
of their participation package.

The committee’s aim is to encourage
participation from the youth of West
Bay in a safe and fun
atmosphere whilst simultaneously developing character in our children.

All of those prizes along with
other awards would not have been possible without donations from the community which
graciously teamed up with the committee.

This league would not have been
possible were it not for the generous financial support of our local sponsors: Boatswain’s
Beach, Burger King, Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation, Department of Education
and John A Cumber Primary School, Fire Extinguisher Pros, Hardware Express, Heavy
Duty Equipment Services, Hurley’s, J and M Electronics, MJS Plumbing, Progressive
Distributors, Pro Yacht, The Billes Family and the Department of Sports (namely
Acting Director Collin Anglin).

They also acknowledged the
volunteers that so graciously gave of their time to make this event a reality;
Chair of Volunteer Training Clara Smith, Chair of Officials section Dion
Brandon, Secretary Gerry Robinson, Chair of League Scheduling Gloria Glidden, Chair
of Coaches Section Amy Burke, Chair of Public Relation Section Chelsea Rivers
and a host of community members including Jackie Ebanks, Jackie Bodden, Debbie
Bodden, The Roberts Family, Michael Blackburn, Nigel Ebanks, Danny Ebanks, Moses
and Joseph Ebanks, April Ebanks, Giselle Ebanks, Clifton Gayle, Bernie Bush, The
Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, Shakeina Bush, Danny Ebanks and Leanna
Rivers.

League playoffs started 27 February
with all teams coming to the floor with five regular season games under their
belts.

The league saw many local sports
talents come to the fore and brought together the young and the young at heart
for nights of fellowship.

West Bay’s league wraps just
after the East End community volleyball league
came to a close at the East End Civic Centre. The plan at this point is for
both districts to adopt badminton as the next sporting discipline. Chess may
also be included as an additional activity.

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