Butler stands tall in goal

School kids recently got a chance to shine on the football pitch.

The Private School Association held its second annual football tournament at Cayman International School last Thursday. The Camana Bay sports field attracted 14 teams from Grand Cayman’s seven private schools in Cayman Academy, CIS, Cayman Prep, Grace Christian Academy, St. Ignatius, Triple C and Wesleyan Christian Academy.

Organized by CIS Principal Jeremy Moore, matches were officiated by local referees like Alfredo Whittaker. Numerous young athletes participated including hockey player Jean Louis Beaudet and swimmer Geoffrey Butler. The new twist this year was the inclusion of girls’ teams.

CIS emerged the winner by beating Cayman Prep in the final 1-0. Jack Graham had the winning goal. Last year’s winner Cayman Academy placed third.

Prep would emerge the girls champion by thrashing CIS in the final 4-1. St. Ignatius finished in third place. Kingsley Firth of CIS and Nikki Whittaker of Prep were tournament Most Valuable Players.

In a brief statement, the association stated the event “is created for the purposes of engaging in friendly football competition and increasing interscholastic relationships among Cayman’s children.”