Kings indoor footie returns this month

It’s
hard to believe that the new WestTel Five-A-Side Football league start is
almost upon us. Then again for the players of the King’s Sports Centre league,
it adds another dimension to World Cup fever. 

The
league is set to formerly begin the week of 21 June, roughly two weeks after
South Africa becomes the centre of the sporting world on 11 June. The fall
edition of the league ended in early April and saw three dynamic divisional
champions.

This
past season saw team Burger King claim an impressive Division one title, coming
close to tying their league-best performance with a 14-0-1 final season
record.  The Burger King football club is
the only team to claim a perfect season in league history at 15-0-0 back in
2009. In Division two, Old Boys F.C. enjoyed their first league championship
since joining the league very early in its history. 

Old
Boys captain Daniel Cummings said he was pleased to claim the championship.

“It
was an extremely close game that had tons of twists and turns and could have
gone either way. Transformers put in an excellent performance that pushed the
limits of both teams and gave the spectators a game to remember and the league
an exciting final show-piece. In the end though, we were able to produce the
right combination of skill, determination and structure that allowed us to
complete a memorable season with our heads and the championship trophy held
high.”

In
division three action, the CFP Buzz Crusaders completed their unbeaten season,
claiming the division three championship trophy in back-to-back seasons. The
team looks to elevate their game in the upcoming June league by joining the
Division two pool of teams. Assistant team manager Matthew Yates states the
Buzz are looking forward to the challenge.

“We
had a great run the last two years and based on our confidence level we feel
the positives should continue.”

Last
season also featured the second annual Cayman World Cup of Football tournament
in February, which saw 16 teams compete for national glory. In front of over a
thousand international fans, team Honduras made Cayman World Cup history by
having both of their teams compete their way to the title game, guaranteeing a
Honduras Championship and giving the country back-to-back victories. 

If
the first half of 2010 is any indication of the quality of Cayman five-a-side
football, the summer season is sure to showcase the teams and the league even
further. Kings Sports Centre Athletic Director Ray Singh commented on the
upcoming league.

“We’re
excited to see the league kick back up again. It’s been about two months and
the teams seem to be well rested and eager to get back on the pitch. We’re
expecting another solid turnout of teams, with registrations still ongoing. In
Division one and two a friendly competitive environment has developed and we’re
also excited to see a few new teams possibly joining the division three program
too.”