A local bank is supporting a new flag football body.
Members of the Grand Cayman Flag Football Association’s women’s team, who will be travelling to the Bahamas this month to compete, were on hand last week to receive a $3,000 sponsorship cheque from Cayman National. With such a large donation, Cayman National became the team sponsor of one of the two sides the association will be sending to the Caribbean Cup.
The regional competition, in its third year, takes place 13-17 October. The Cayman squads will be made up of a combination of players from across the local league. The association sees the Caribbean Cup as a chance for local flag football to gain international exposure.
“On behalf of the team and the association, I would like to extend a huge thank you to Cayman National for their generous contribution towards our participation in the upcoming five-a-side tournament in the Bahamas,” said Michelle McTaggart, a member of the travelling squad. “We are most grateful and will represent Cayman National proudly.”
“Cayman National congratulates the flag football team on the opportunity to compete in the regional Caribbean Cup competition and wish them every success,” said Cayman National’s Corporation Communications Senior Executive Claudia Welds. “We are indeed pleased to continue to provide support to the various sporting organizations here on the island.”
The newly formed association wrapped up its first season with two championship games last weekend at the Camana Bay field. The Hammerheads Lady Sharks, behind star Scimone Campbell, won their second straight championship as they beat the Domino’s Pizza Wolverines. The third place or consolation match featured the Lone Star Jager Monsters defeating the Andro Killa-Panthers. In all five squads suited up for the competition with the Pythons being the lone club to miss out on the postseason.