Referees get the brunt of supporters’ ire more often than not.
And, of course, it’s mostly unfair; without these guys arbitrating over our wonderful game of footy, there would be no matches at all.
So come and celebrate that fact with a special day of food and footy to be held on Monday, 17 June, at the T.E. McField Annex in George Town.
The referees’ association has the responsibility, of course, for providing officials for all organised football in the Cayman Islands, including all schools, corporate, Sunday morning and masters leagues. And while the match fees are funded primarily by the leagues, there are also significant ongoing expenses such as referees’ kits, training, transportation, matchday refreshments and recruitment drives.
The referees play a vital role in all levels of society and strive to be a positive influence to the community. The intent is to provide a minimum of 5 per cent of the net proceeds of the day to the medical costs of young Emmis Ebanks, diagnosed with cancer.
On the day, there will be a special six-a-side tourney going on, which should be competitive and fun, plus raffles, a jerk chicken fiesta and refreshments on sale.
First matches kick off at 9.30am, with a three-match guarantee. Winners get $500, second $200 and third $150. The fee is $150 per team.
The main event is a referee select vs master select.
For more, email [email protected] or call 926-7575.