Aspiring footballers in Cayman Brac were treated to a fun-filled coaching session last Saturday.
FC International of Grand Cayman hosted a one-day football camp there at the football field on the bluff.
Coach Elbert McLean led the camp with 43 children in attendance ranging in age from 4 to 16.
Brac sports instructors introduced the FC International coaching staff, which consisted of father and son coaches, Elbert and Carlo McLean.
Coach Elbert is the head coach of Bodden Town Football Club and Bodden Town Primary School.
Carlo is emulating dad by assisting him in coaching duties at football camps across the Cayman Islands.
The camp got under way at 9 a.m. with the McLeans leading the children in a warm-up routine, followed by stretching.
Camp participants were treated to an assortment of drills, games, rules of the game and knowledge of the field markings.
Cayman Brac FC Grassroots coach Ashton Ferguson assisted with leading the 4-6 year-old division, while the McLeans took the 7-16 age group.
Participants were treated to a free lunch, T-shirt and a football.
Organiser Mitchum Sanford said: “Much thanks to FC International for their continued dedication in providing football camps to communities in the Cayman Islands. Thanks also to Zoe Vassel for management of the refreshments and lunch.”
FC International president Kennedy Ebanks was there throughout the day to speak with parents and participants. He also presented the participants, coaches and parents with T-shirts.
Sanford was grateful to Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell, who provided accommodations for the visiting coaches and the Public Works Department, which supplied a tent for shade for participants and parents.
Cayman Brac FC Grassroots coach Ashton Ferguson assisted with leading the 4-6 years division while the McLeans took the 7-16 age groups.