Titans repeat the fun

Many teams walked away happy after
last Saturday’s youth flag football finals. One of the happiest was the Al
Kebab Titans.

The Titans won their second
straight championship in the middle division of The Security Centre Youth Flag
Football League. The side beat the Dart Cayman Islands Dolphins 23-18 on the
last play of the game.

Adding to the sweetness of the
victory was Al Kebab owner Alan Silverman (alongside wife Laura) dropping in to
present brownies and fruit cups to the team after the match.

Silverman, who has sponsored the
team for both championships, said he is happy the kids won.

“I’m thrilled and happy for the
team,” Silverman said. “Win or lose I’m pleased to see the youth participate in
team sports as it’s good for them.”

An avid fly fisherman in his spare
time, Silverman spoke about his involvement in youth sports.

“I was approached to sponsor a
youth flag football team and I was thrilled at the opportunity,” Silverman
said. “Flag football builds great leadership in the kids and I’m all for that. I
want to be involved in the community and this is something I will be doing all
the time.”

A lot of things went right for the
Titans in nabbing the victory. Seeing the Al La Kebab treats at half-time could
be considered one of those lucky happenings. Silverman was quick to laugh off
any notion of his product being a difference-maker.

“No, my food didn’t make a
difference. The kids got great support from their coaches. The people at the game
made them feel like it was title game.”

Manning the sidelines for the
Titans was head coach Chris Moser and offensive coach Tom Sperandeo. Moser
spoke about how the final turned out.

“No disrespect to the Dolphins but
the game shouldn’t have been that close,” Moser said. “We gave it to them in
the first half and in the second half the boys didn’t play the way they should.

“They had a tough outing but the
team came together in the end. The kids did very well. I want to coach them the
next couple of years.

“They have a lot of talent, get
along well and they are a great group of kids. They are one of the best kids
I’ve ever coached on the island in either hockey or flag football.”

Moser downplayed the fact that the
Titans won their second title. He said it’s much bigger deal to the sponsor.

“It was two different teams with
different coaches and kids,” Moser said. “For Al La Kebab I’m sure it was
great. At this point I’d like to thank Alan and his wife for their support and
their treat. The kids did really well.”

League organizer Kyle Broadhurst
said that the support of sponsors like Al La Kebab is what makes the league
special.

“As you know we are completely
dependent upon the generosity of the sponsors and volunteers,” Broadhurst said.
“Without the sponsorships from kind companies like Al La Kebab we could not
provide the uniforms, play on a nice field and provide free refreshments to the
kids; all of those things are vital to the league.”

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