Local women showed their cheerleading flair at netball’s opening ceremony.
The Cayman Islands Netball Association held its annual uniform parade at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex netball courts. Last Saturday’s event marked the start of the 2014-2015 national women’s league. The parade allowed local teams to showcase their playing kits and dance moves.
Bragging rights were enjoyed by a number of sides over four categories. The Edna M. Moyle Primary School out of North Side won the Primary Under-12 division.
George Town Primary were runners-up, followed by Sir John A. Cumber Primary out of West Bay. The West Bayers won the Primary Under-9 group ahead of George Town Primary and the North Siders.
Clifton Hunter High School dominated the High Schools category, with Cimboco Academy claiming first place, followed by Goldfield and Lady Slater. All Stars Netball Club won the Adult section, ahead of Blue Diamonds.
The gathering drew a sizeable crowd and featured dignitaries such as Education Minister Tara Rivers. The West Bayer spoke about her link to netball, having played years ago with many members of the Blue Diamonds squad, and how education and sports have an important role in the lives of Cayman’s youth.
Up next are league games, which are slated to take place twice a week. Roma, part of Roma United Sports Club, are the reigning champions, having won the 2013-2014 Appleby Netball League.