Private schools tournament kicks in for a fourth time

Cayman International School has announced the fourth annual Private Schools Association Football Tournament.  

All the action takes place Feb. 21 from 9 a.m. to 
4 p.m. The competition will include 17 teams from eight schools: Wesleyan Christian Academy, Triple C, St. Ignatius, Hope Academy, Grace Christian Academy, Cayman Prep, Cayman Academy and Cayman International School.  

With more than 150 participants, the competition is expected to draw a large crowd of parents, friends and spectators from all over the island. This event aims to allow students the opportunity to engage in friendly football competition while increasing interscholastic relationships among them.  

Many eyes will be on 2013 boys champions St. Ignatius, who defeated Grace Christian in the finals. Cayman Academy – the 2011 winner – won the consolation prize by beating Cayman Prep. On the girls side, Prep won for a second straight year by defeating St. Ignatius in the final. Wesleyan ended up third by defeating Triple C in the consolation match. 

Last year’s event, which featured more than 160 students, was in honor of Patti Bufalini, a Cayman International girls football coach who was diagnosed with cancer and had to leave the island for treatment. 

This is an ideal opportunity to show support for the youth on island while enjoying a sporting event, organizers say, encouraging fans to come out to support all of the teams. 

For more information or to volunteer, contact [email protected] 
Organizers thank the Marriott for providing support for this and other athletic events at Cayman International. 


Local students have been playing at Camana Bay for the past three years. – PHOTO: MATTHEW YATES