Ladies tackle Georgia

The Cayman Islands will face some of Georgia’s best clubs on the gridiron. 

The Cayman Islands Flag Football Association is sending a women’s team to compete at the third annual Fallen Warriors Invitational in Atlanta. The JP Mosley Park, consisting of grass football fields with scoreboards, in Stockbridge will serve as the venue on July 18-20. The competition is being put on by the Atlanta Sports Connection and is recognized by the United States Flag and Touch Football League as a major national invitational tournament. 

Captained by association president Maggie Ebanks, Cayman is competing in the eight-man competitive contact segment of the tournament. The competition format will see Cayman play three group games, starting on July 19, followed by double elimination playoffs. Local ladies traveled to Georgia this week and were expected to scrimmage a local side on July 18. Aside from Cayman, there are teams from across the United States taking part with states like Louisiana, Florida and Alabama being represented. 

Cayman is hoping to build off its performance at the 43rd annual U.S. Flag and Touch League National Flag Football Championships in Kissimmee, Florida. Back in January, the national men’s team finished tied for fifth in the “9-Man Ineligible B-Flag” division while the ladies finished tied for 17th out of 20 teams in the “Women 8-Man Eligible Flag” segment. 

Maggie-Ebanks

Maggie Ebanks will lead local women in Atlanta. – PHOTO: MATTHEW YATES

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