Youngsters net English contract

Cayman now has four new names in the ranks of professional football abroad.

Theron Wood, Mark Ebanks, Donald Solomon and Luigi Hernandez have signed a contract to play for the Ashford Town (Middlesex) Football Club reserve team in England.

The four Cayman Islands national senior football players left for the UK last month for training and trials. They were invited to stay by the club for the rest of the season.

Cayman Islands Football Association President Jeffrey Webb held a press conference at the Centre for Excellence in Prospect to announce the news. He stated in passing that he was pleased with the young men as they were a boost to local football and a good example to the youth of Cayman.

On hand for the press conference were the parents of the footballers. Among them were Donald Solomon Senior (father of Donald Solomon), Thomas Wood (father of Theron Wood), Della Berry (mother of Luigi Hernandez). Solomon Senior stated his son had always wanted to be a pro footballer while Wood stated his son had shown natural talent from time he was boy in the primary school ranks.

The football association is presently in the process of assisting the Ashford Town FC with the necessary information for the players to get international clearance through the English Football Association. The Cayman football association thanks the Cayman government, the Minister of Sports the Honourable Mark Scotland and the parents for their support in making this possible.

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