An 11-year-old Cayman Prep student has designed the official logo for the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football along with the Cayman Islands Football Association.
Cayman Islands students were asked to design the logo because the tournament will be held in Grand Cayman in August.
The design, which features a stingray – a marine creature emblematic of the host CONCACAF Member Association – was designed by Verity Byrne. Students across Grand Cayman participated in the contest to provide the illustrative design.
“CONCACAF is organising the U-15 Championship for the first time in the region. This tournament is specially designed for our youth to enjoy our beautiful game. Therefore, our intention is to allow them to participate in the whole process of the competition so they can be co-creators of this wonderful experience,” said CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb. “We are extremely gratified to be an outlet of expression for our youth’s wealth of creativity and enthusiasm.”
The competition was extended to more than 15 primary schools in Cayman and several students ranging in age from 6 to 11 submitted their own colourful and innovative designs.
“We wanted to give our primary school students the opportunity to feel involved in the organisation of the tournament by allowing them to submit designs for the logo. I would like to thank all the schools that participated and the students who submitted designs,” said Bruce Blake, first vice president of CIFA.
Participating teams include Aruba, the Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Martin, St. Maarten, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago and the US Virgin Islands.