Scholars and GT clash


Local football fans get a treat in
a showcase match, even though a number of top players are on national duty in
Puerto Rico in the Digicel Caribbean Cup.

The Cayman Islands Football
Association kicks off its 2010-11 season this Sunday 3 October with a Charity
Shield game between the Premier League champions Scholars International FC and
George Town, who won the Digicel Cup last season.

The game is at the TE McField Annex
Sports Centre and kicks off at 7pm. Entrance is $10 and proceeds go to The
Pines Retirement Home in George Town.

This initiative was decided by the
CIFA executive committee and this game has become a permanent fixture on the
CIFA football calendar.

Last season when the competition
was introduced the proceeds went towards the Commonwealth Youth Club which
specialises in community youth and development programmes.

President of CIFA Jeffrey Webb
said: “I am delighted to announce that the proceeds of this season’s Charity
Shield game will go to the Pines Retirement home as a means of giving something
back to the community, in particular a retirement home. Despite our financial
situation we as an executive body sat down and without much deliberation made
the decision.

“I sincerely hope that the weather
will not prevent the game from generating enough funds to meaningfully assist
in making the residents benefit from this gesture. I want to also thank The
Pines for accepting the association’s offer and wish them all the best in their
future endeavours.”


Matches between Scholars and George Town are always close
Photo: Ron Shillingford