We’ll kick it at the Marriott awards

The Cayman Islands Football Association hold its annual awards ceremony at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort this weekend.  

The awards are on Saturday, 8 June. The association will present awards to the 2012-2013 winning teams, outstanding players, coaches and referees. 

Twenty-five awards will be presented and will include Player of the Year, Top Scorer of the Year, Defender of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year and Coach of the Year in men’s and women’s categories, as well as FA Cup Most Valuable Player, Fair Play Awards and Referee of the Year. 

Bodden Town’s Dwayne “Gaza” Wright was the Premier League’s top scorer with 19, plus one in the FA Cup. It was his third consecutive season as top marksman and probably puts him on the short list for the Player of the Year award. Thanks to Gaza’s goals, Bodden Town comfortably won the league and did the double last week by beating Roma United, 3-1, to secure the FA Cup as well.  

“The players and clubs are incredibly talented and have put a good foot forward during the season and should be lauded for their contributions to date,” said CIFA first vice president Bruce Blake.  

“We are gaining traction and the time is right to honour the men and women who have dedicated themselves to the world’s most popular sport – they are all winners in their own right.” 

In recent years, the local leagues have cultivated some serious talent and CIFA endeavours to continue to grow and support all individuals who commit to the sport.  

The CIFA awards ceremony is open to the public and fans of all member clubs. A business casual dress code is required and the ceremony will begin promptly at 6pm. 

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Dwayne “Gaza” Wright scored 20 times. – PHOTO: RON SHILLINGFORD
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