Bodden Town Football Club will showcase local talent in Puerto Rico.
The reigning Cayman Islands Football Association Premier League and Presidents Cup champion plays in Bayamon on March 19-25 for the preliminary round of the Caribbean Football Union 2014 Club Championship. The Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium sees the Cayman team battle Bayamon FC of Puerto Rico, Unite Sainte-Rose of Guadeloupe, and Centro Dominguito of Curacao. Bodden Town play March 21 against Bayamon, March 23 against Sainte-Rose, and March 25 against Dominguito.
Bodden Town, founded in 1970, previously competed in the tournament back in 2011. The squad hosted Puerto Rico’s River Plate for the group stages in Cayman, losing 2-1 on aggregate. Bodden Town will be expecting positive results with top striker Theron Wood in the fold. Wood had a stint in the U.K. with Ashford Town in 2010 and Evesham Town in 2012.
The club championship serves as a qualifying tournament for the 2014/2015 CONCACAF Champions League. Bodden Town is one of more than 13 amateur and professional clubs from across the region.
To boost Bodden Town’s efforts, the Water Authority Board is sponsoring the team to the tune of $1,000. Water Authority Director Dr. Gelia Frederick-van Genderen said, “The Water Authority is proud to support the Bodden Town Football Club to attend the CFU Championship 2014. We wish them the very best at the tournament and a safe return.”
Bodden Town club secretary Clara Watler said, “On behalf of Bodden Town, we would like to thank the Water Authority for their donation and support of our club as we travel to Puerto Rico to participate in the CFU Club Championship. Their contribution is greatly appreciated.”