Annex flagged for youth camps

Youth flag football will take center stage this summer.

The Cayman Islands Flag Football Association will be staging a week-long clinic designed for youngsters aged 6-17 from June 30 to July 4 at the T.E. McField Sports Center (commonly called the Annex). Refreshments will be provided for each session, which runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cost is $125 per child.

The clinic hopes to build on the enthusiasm shown during The Security Centre Ltd. 2014 Youth Flag Football League, which wrapped up play last month. The competition, which has completed six seasons, had 180 boys and girls playing at the Camana Bay Sports Field across the three divisions: junior (ages 7-9), middle (10-13) and senior (14-17).

Maples Raiders were the junior division champs behind Jaden Reed and Keon Jennings. The UBS Eagles topped the middle ranks behind Alton Forrest and quarterback Kalie Broderick and the Popeyes Saints won the senior group.

In addition to the clinic, the association encourages youngsters to attend the second annual Miami Dolphins camp on July 22-23. A result of the partnership between the Department of Tourism and the NFL’s Dolphins, the camp will run 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day at the Annex. Former Miami pros such as Sam Madison, Oronde Gadsden and Troy Drayton will be back on Island to lead the sessions.

The youth ranks are in focus as the adult competition marches on. The Digicel Premier League wrapped up week two on Saturday at the Ed Bush field in West Bay. There are 15 teams – eight women’s squads and seven men’s sides – taking part. The reigning champions are the Burger King Panthers (men) and the Androgroup Killa-Panthers (women).

For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call 929-9801

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