Department of Sports announces community events

The Department of Sports has several programs lined up this week and beyond:

Tuesday, March 15: Women’s Health & Wellness Presentation

In an effort to encourage the community to strike the necessary balance to achieve healthful living, the DOS has included women’s health and wellness sessions again this year. The target audience for each session is adult women.

The theme of the presentation for women’s health is female cancers. This presentation will provide tips and material on the importance of testing and self-examination. The Cayman Islands Cancer Society will provide brochures and free giveaways for Pap and mammogram tests to those who qualify. The women’s health presentation is a part of the Cancer Society’s public awareness campaign for Female Cancers Awareness Month, this month, with presentations from both the Cancer Society and gynecologists from TrinCay.

The theme of the presentation for wellness will be “Adopting a healthy lifestyle: Your guide to eating healthy and living well.” This presentation will provide a forum where individuals can discover how to make sustainable lifestyle changes through basic nutritional and behavioral strategies. The wellness presentation is sponsored by the DOS, and the presenter is Andrea Hill, holistic nutrition educator.

The presentations will be held at 6 p.m. in the VIP Lounge at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of DOS.

For more information, contact [email protected] or call 926-9161, or [email protected] or call 947-7618.

Saturday, March 19: Women in CrossFit – Open Workout/Demonstration

The DOS, in conjunction with CrossFit 7 Mile, hosts an open workout and demonstration for anyone interested in learning more about CrossFit.

Participants can train for everything without specializing in any particular area. CrossFit training allows people to perform functional everyday movement needed to carry out simple tasks. It encompasses exercise movements that everyone can do together, regardless of their age or fitness level.

This event will be from 1-4 p.m. at CrossFit 7 Mile, West Bay Road (behind XQ’s). The women from CrossFit 7 Mile will perform their third open workout.

Since 2011, CrossFit’s five-week five-workout online competition has accurately ranked the fitness of thousands of competitors. Held in CrossFit affiliates and garage gyms, it is designed to be accessible to all athletes yet rigorous enough to challenge the world’s fittest.

Participants have ranged in age from 14 to 77.

Once scores are entered they are ranked in relation to their peers in age divisions, competition regions, state and country. Workouts are released online each Thursday and athletes have until the following Monday at 5 p.m. to complete the workouts and enter scores.

DOS encourages the public to come out to watch and support the women. Cold beverages and refreshments will be provided by DOS. There will be an opportunity for spectators to try out a few basic movements. There also will be giveaways and prizes for the best scores, most heart and personal bests.

For more information, contact [email protected] or on 926-9161, or

[email protected] or on 925-2646.

May 2016: Umpiring course (netball)

A session of this course on March 16, is full. The next session will be scheduled in May, as qualified officials are needed in local netball.

This year DOS, in conjunction with the Cayman Islands Netball Association, is trying to increase the number of qualified umpires by hosting an “Introduction to Netball Umpiring leading to C Award Qualification.” The aim is to empower women to take charge and gain confidence within their own sport.

Those interested should contact Violet Corbin (CINA technical director and national coach), who will be conducting the session, on 929-2255 or email ([email protected]) to book a spot.

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