Royal Palms kicks it off

Following the successful one-day
beach football clinic last Sunday at Royal Palms, the Cayman Islands Football
Association will be partnering with FIFA to host a courses for any interested
beach football coaches and referees between 14-16 May.

The three-day course will run from
8am-6pm each day. A total of 35 spaces are available for coaches and the same
number for referees. CIFA encourages any person or club interested in submitting
a team in the summer beach football league to send at least one representative
to attend the course. The course will also be open to the public for anyone
interested in getting involved with the sport.

Registration forms are available
from the CIFA office, and must be returned, accompanied by a current CV/resume,
by Monday 2 May.

The venue for the course will be
advertised shortly.  The practical aspect
of the course will take place at Royal Palms, the CIFA’s official beach
football venue. 

The football association and Royal
Palms Beach Club have signed a three-year agreement for Royal Palms to host the
beach football programme.

Royal Palms is one of Cayman’s
premier beach-front dining venues, popular with residents and tourists alike
for its inviting beach, great food and new pool bar. 

With a reputation for providing
top-quality entertainment and events, it is the natural venue for the CIFA’s
inaugural beach football league.

Beach football is one of the
fastest growing sports in the world and the football association is working
with FIFA to increase the profile of the sport not just here but also the rest
of the Caribbean.  Cayman has a
reputation for having some of the world’s best beaches, and is a natural venue
for the sport.

Phil Walsh, the manager of Royal
Palms, said: “It’s a great opportunity for Royal Palms and the CIFA to get
together to help promote beach football in the Caribbean.  Let’s utilise the awesome beach that we have
down here and take a step in the right direction.  Sunday is one of our busiest days, we want to
promote it as a family day.  We’re open
from 9am until closing time, and we want to get everyone down here to use the
facilities.”

Any interested participants are
asked to contact Alastair Kay at the CIFA office at  [email protected]
or on 949-5775.

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