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Flag football sees its next major local competition. 

The Cayman Islands Flag Football Association will launch its 2013 co-ed league this Friday, 15 February. Matches are slated to take place at the Ed Bush field in West Bay. 

Association public relations officer Perry Levy states the tournament is made possible by corporate support. 

“The co-ed league commences on Friday at Ed Bush,” Levy said. “We would like to send a big thank you to Burger King, who signed on as our main sponsor.” 

Last year’s league also saw matches on Friday nights at Ed Bush. In all, 14 teams took part in the league with Child Please! and Cobras emerging the overall winners. 

Behind Most Valuable Player Levy, Child Please! overcame a 4-2 record that landed them the fourth and final playoff spot. The likes of Will Peguero Jr, Kevin Solomon and Cassandra Bodden would propel the squad to the A division title ahead of Brendon Malice and the 6-0 regular season champs National Building Society, Rupert Whittaker and the 4-2 Maples and Dave Velez’s 4-2 Argonauts. 

Cobras meanwhile were third in division B with a 3-3 mark. With talents like Phil Brown and Damian Barboram, the squad would beat out 3-3 Island Air, 5-1 Club House and Oliver Parker and 6-0 regular season winners Wolverines. 

News of the co-ed competition comes after a disappointing showing at the 42nd annual US Flag and Touch League National Flag Football Championships in Kissimmee, Florida. Both the national male and female teams were winless, losing their first two games and failing to advance past the initial stages. Levy played for the men and states it was a regrettable showing. 

“I don’t have the official results of the Florida tournament but we didn’t play particularly well. We were competitive but were unable to notch any wins.” 

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