In a bid to ensure that residents of all three Cayman Islands are able to share the excitement of the inaugural Cayman Airways Invitational Youth Cup event, the organizers have arranged for one of the games in the international football tournament to be played on Cayman Brac.
The Cayman Youth Cup started in Grand Cayman on Tuesday. It has attracted some of the region’s best youngsters, along with some top class teams from even further afield, to participate alongside Cayman’s national Under-14 team, finishing on Sunday.
The Cayman U-14 squad is competing with teams from Charlton Athletic (England), IMG Academy (United States), Real Club Deportivo España (Honduras) and Harbour View (Jamaica).
Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell is proud that a match will be played on Cayman Brac. “Recent important enhancements to the Cayman Brac Playing Field mean that our Sister Islands are able to host football matches to international standards, which is an important part of Government’s vision for stimulating economic growth in the Sister Islands,” he said.
“We are delighted to be able to welcome teams from the Cayman Airways Invitational Youth Cup to enjoy these new facilities and take part in what we anticipate will be a fantastic event, supported by young and old alike.”
The organizers have launched a contest through social media for entrants to win two free tickets to Cayman Brac on Cayman Airways and free accommodations at The Alexander Hotel for the match on Saturday.
Cayman Airways President and CEO Fabian Whorms says supporting the Sister Islands is a priority at Cayman Airways.
“As the title sponsor of the Invitational Youth Cup we are particularly pleased that residents on Cayman Brac are involved in this magnificent sporting event,” he said. “We are delighted that our Sister Islands can participate in supporting our youth in such a worthwhile and productive way.”
Many other businesses and organizations have also committed as sponsors, including Cayman Islands Government, Dart, West Bay Sports Foundation, Academy Sports Club, Crighton Properties and Tower Marketing.