Academy face Jamaica’s best

Academy Sports Club face international opposition for the third time this year as the club continues to develop players capable of gracing any league in the world. 

Academy hosted English side Swindon Town in February, then Hondurans CD Vida last month and now they take on a crack Jamaican club.  

The Academy Sports Club Friendship Cup will be played for between their Under-13 and U-16 teams against Harbour View Football Club.  

The first match is on Friday, 2 November, at the TE McField Annex between Harbour View’s U-13s and a Primary Football League Select, at 5pm. Then Harbour View’s U-16s play a West Bay Select at the same venue at 7pm. 

On Saturday, the Jamaican U-13s take on Academy at the TE McField Annex at 5pm before Academy’s U-16s face their Jamaican peers at 7pm. 

The action switches to Academy’s field in Outpost Road, George Town on Sunday where Academy’s U-13s battle with the visitors again at 3pm and the U-16s are matched at 5pm.  

On Sunday, there will be a shuttle service taking people from Annex to Academy field. 

Harbour View are one of Jamaica’s most respected clubs who regularly have their senior players picked for the national teams. Former past players include Ricardo Gardner, Luton Shelton and Fabian Davis.  

Academy invited Harbour View to come to Cayman with their Under-13 and U-16 teams because Academy have played them several times in Kingston and thought it would be nice to host them.  

Academy families are hosting the players in their homes during their four day stay in Grand Cayman and on Friday the Harbour View players will be attending local schools with their respective Academy players.  

So far, Grace Christian Academy, Triple C School, Cayman International School and John Gray High School are participating. Academy’s director of football Virgil Seymour said: “The relationship between football and academics is very important to Academy and we hope that this school partnership will emphasise to our players how important academics are.  

“We want everyone to come out and support the youth players. The games are going to be exciting and intense. We want to thank our major sponsor, One, Tree, Four, Five Collections Ltd and additional sponsors Crighgton Properties and Fabrizone Cleaning Systems.” 

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