Masters seeking golden touch

The Masters Football League for players over the age of 40 has been revived and will kick off next week.

At a meeting at Brick House on Wednesday attended by Rennard Powell, Bernie Bush, Tommie Wood, Mark Beckford, Peterkin Berry, Graham Rankin and Lee Ramoon, the rules and regulations for the over-40s league were decided.

Players who are 39 years old this year can play in the league but a team with Premier League players can only have four at a time on the field.

The games on Wednesdays will only be played at the TE McField Annex field in George Town and begin at 6pm to alleviate traffic woes and allow people to get to the games on time.

All matches will be 35 minutes each half. So far six teams have shown interest – East End, Bodden Town, Scholars, George Town, Boca Juniors and Old Boys. There will be a League and FA Cup trophy.

The games will begin on Wednesday 3 October and will be on Wednesdays and Sundays. To fit the schedule in the condensed time some days there will be three games, starting at 6pm on Wednesdays and 4pm on Sundays. The schedules for all games and venues will be made available on Friday 28 September.

All teams will be responsible for their own uniforms and match balls will have to be brought to all games by each team. A form will be sent to all teams to register all players and date of birth is of paramount importance. Teams will be responsible for collecting the data and keeping on their files a copy of a drivers licences or passport in case a player is challenged.

The Cayman Islands Football Association is expected to secure the venues with games on Wednesdays at the TE McField Annex and Sundays in Bodden Town or West Bay.


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