CARIFTA kids off with CUC deal

Cayman’s aspiring track and field champions are assured that their development will continue thanks to CUC renewing its four-year sponsorship agreement with the Cayman Islands Athletic Association.  

The deal further solidifies CUC’s relationship with Cayman’s rising track stars and current Olympians. The announcement of this new agreement was made at the media event held to announce the 2012 Cayman Islands CARIFTA Team. 

President and Chief Operating Officer of CUC Richard Hew said: “Our long relationship with the Cayman Islands Athletics Association has produced regional and international champion athletes of whom we are extremely proud.  

“The greater pleasure, however, is knowing that for every champion produced there are hundreds of Caymanians who are better citizens today because they participated in the CIAA programme that built character in their developing years. For this we congratulate and thank the CIAA executive, its coaching staff and numerous volunteers and we look forward to continuing our relationship for many years to come.” 

The five-member 2012 Cayman Islands CARIFTA Track and Field Team were presented to the media on Friday at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex prior to their departure for the 41st CARIFTA Games, which is in Hamilton, Bermuda over the Easter weekend, starting on Friday. 

The team is captained by Ashleigh Nalty.  

In the Girls Under 17 Division, Tiffany Cole will compete in the 800 metres and 1500m. In the Girls Under 20 Division, veteran Nalty will compete in the high jump. In the Boys Under 17 Division Jonathan Frederick from Cayman Brac competes in the shot put and discus and Trenvick Coleman in the high Jump. In the Boys Under 20 Division, javelin star Alex Pascal is Cayman’s best bet for a medal. 

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Trenwick Coleman is the youngest CARIFTA member at 14.

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