The Bulldogs have a new name but figure to be a familiar force in flag football.
Jon Pump and the Mustangs crew took part in the opening slate of scrimmage games at the Cayman Islands Flag Football Association 2013 Digicel Summer League Jamboree. The Ed Bush Sports Centre in West Bay served as the venue last Saturday.
The veteran group has consistently been title contenders with the likes of Todd Hazlewood, Kevin Zimmer and Josh Parsons. That fact looks to continue as the side seemed composed in contests against the likes of Glenn Duran Jr’s Hurricanes and the dms West Bay Hellcats, the reigning four-time national champions who have seven titles in nine years.
In all, 16 teams took part representing the men’s and women’s divisions of the league. The other male teams were Christopher Bennett’s Maples Packers, Kevin Solomon’s Cox Colts, Andrew Frederick’s Burger King Panthers, Rhys Ebanks’ KPMG Sharks and Joe Byrd’s Weststar Sharks.
For the ladies, there were eight teams in the Wolverines, Panthers, Maples, Star Athletic Club, Scorpions, Lynx, Sharks and Zulu. The Wolverines are the 2012 champions of the Grand Cayman Flag Football Association Dart Women’s League.
The league will start on 1 June with matches in West Bay. From there, the association states it will stage an NFL Kids camp with players from the Miami Dolphins and its usual slate of tournaments in the Fall.
News of the jamboree and summer league comes after the association recently wrapped up its junior competition, The Security Centre 2013 Youth Flag Football League. Brett Eden’s Popeyes Saints, Kalie Broderick’s Dart Cayman Islands Dolphins and the Maples Raiders won the senior, middle and junior divisions, respectively.