Saints among kids who get their kicks

Last Saturday the best of Cayman’s
young flag football talents were honoured.

The Cayman Islands Flag Football
Association was at the Brickhouse from 11am-1pm to award the teams in the
second annual The Security Centre Youth Flag Football League.

The major winners on the day were
the Flag football association Saints, the Al La Kebab Titans and the Walkers
Wolverines. The Saints won the senior division while the Titans and Wolverines
were middle and junior division champions respectively.

In addition to receiving their
trophies all of the league participants earned free pizza and a chance to ride
surfboards in the Black Pearl wave machine. League organizer Kyle Broadhurst
spoke about how the season went.

“The second annual edition of the league
was a great success,” Broadhurst said. “This year’s league had increased support
from both sponsors and from volunteers. The players and coaches honed their
skills as the level of competitive play increased dramatically from 2009.

“In the senior division we are very
grateful to have new team sponsors the Auto Spa and Universal AC join and we
hope to see the senior division expand further next season.

“In the middle division increased
popularity led to a new sponsor in Dart Cayman Islands. We were very pleased to
have Dart come on board as we have played on the Camana Bay sports field for
the past two seasons and have always been very grateful for their hospitality
and willingness to assist us with the league.” 

One of the most surprising outcomes
this season was in the junior division where the Walkers team rose up and
defeated the previously unbeaten Burger King Gators. That fact is not lost on

“The junior division is the one I
enjoyed watching the most as I saw the most dramatic improvement in the kids as
they went from learning the sport to competing,” Broadhurst said. “No where was
that more evident than with Walkers who improved late in the season to get past
Burger King, Maples and Strategic Risk Solutions. 

“I believe the league allows
Cayman’s youth to learn unity and important life skills. The fact that it is
done at virtually no cost to the players is something special and I am very
proud to be a part of that.”