August is in its early stages and FC International is planning free summer football camps.
Every year the group travels to different parts of the Cayman Islands spreading football and positive messages. It will be no different in 2011 with a number of notable persons scheduled to be guest speakers.
According to club president Kennedy Ebanks, the first camp will be 15-19 August at the TE McField Sports Centre (known as the Annex) in George Town. There the line-up of community figures is expected to feature businessmen Renard Moxam and Lenny Hew, Director of Northward Prison Dwight Scott and George Town MLA Ellio Solomon.
“As you know every year we strive to feature powerful speakers at our camps,” Ebanks said. “This year is no different. People like Renard and Lenny, who has been blessed to reach 74 years-old, have a lot to impart on our young people. Football is important but there are other parts to life that our youth need to be reminded of on a constant basis.”
The George Town camp is expected to run 8.30am to roughly 1pm. The targeted group is boys and girls aged 6-16. Overseeing the children will be camp director Elbert McLean, who is known in local sports for his role as technical director of Bodden Town football club. McLean and his staff are slated to put on a number of drills focusing on football basics such as dribbling, shooting and passing.
Ebanks states that registration can be done at the start of the camp.
“FC International has been putting on annual summer camps totally free. We will continue that tradition in 2011 thanks to the support of our generous sponsors. The year’s first free camp is at the Annex and parents should note that sign up can be done on the spot Monday morning on the first day of camp.
“I’d also like to take this opportunity to remind the public that more camps are upcoming. The next one is in North Side, at the Old Man Bay playfield, 22-26 August. Our annual Lighthouse school camp is tentatively set for September.
“Ultimately I thank everyone for their support over the years. Without their assistance, we could not put on the camps and stay true to being a community-minded football organization.”