When the Cayman Islands Under-13 boys Gold League kicked off last December, there was no clear favourite for who would win the championships.
But Elite’s U-13 coach Barry Tibbetts had supreme confidence that his side would make a strong challenge. Sure enough, the West Bay team lived up to the coach’s expectations. It was down to the final league game of the season and having a better goal difference than Academy enabled Elite to lift the league championship trophy.
Tibbetts said: “I’m very proud of the boys, they worked hard and learned from the previous season how to be patient and good things will follow them and certainly it did.
Elite U-13 boys lost to Academy in the FA Cup final 2-0. “We could have done better in the FA Cup final, but due to injuries and sufficient players availability on that date, we were unable to be as competitive as we would have liked. “It was an enjoyable season and the best ever for Elite U-13 boys. They are a good group and could bring Cayman success in the future. Winning the league championship and runners up in the FA Cup was a good result for the club.
“They were only together for a year and although some have stepped up to the U-15s we still have some good kids who have come up from U-9s.”
It was down to the final league game of the season and having a better goal difference than Academy enabled Elite to lift the league championship trophy.