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CIFA to boost referee pay

Though the Cayman Islands Football Association "CIFA" provided a stipend for referees participating in the senior men's, women's and youth leagues over the past decade they will this season make a concerted effort to substantially increase that compensation.

Cayman football becoming more business like

Though regulated for almost 40 years it was primarily sport for entertainment, but the game is now about to step into the discipline of corporate management as the Cayman Islands moves over to conducting football as a business.

Giants, Raiders advance in Cayman playoffs

The #6 seed Westel Giants who snuck into the playoffs upset a weakened #3 seed Cingular Devil Rays team, 12-6, in the first game of the Cayman Islands Flag Football playoffs.

Cayman coaches in Trinidad

Three Caymanian football coaches are now in Trinidad and Tobago participating in a nine-day British FA International Coaching Licence Course that will lead to an FA International Coaching Licence.

CUC sponsors Primary School Football League

This is what all football dreams are made of opportunity to play at the pinnacle of the footballing world. Would it not be wonderful to watch one of Caymans native sons -

Webb hailed for FIFA presentation

A presentation by CONCACAF representative, Caymanian Jeffrey Webb, to the just concluded FIFA Congress, has come in for high praise by football association representatives across the Caribbean and Bermuda.

Digcel, Latinos team up

The Latin community of the Cayman Islands will have cause to celebrate this Friday at an event being billed as Cayman's first Latin Independence Festival.

Referee courses

The Cayman Islands Football Association, in conjunction with the Cayman Islands Referee's Association, has scheduled three referee courses for the VIP Lounge at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. as follows:

Junior rugby on the move

This has been an outstanding year for the development of youth rugby in the Cayman Islands, says national technical director Richard Adams, and even better things are to come.

International coaching license course offered

The English Football Association (FA) in conjunction with CONCACAF will be offering the FA-CONCACAF International Coaching License Course in Trinidad for September 21st-30th, 2005.

Rotary honours Det. Haines

When Hurricane Ivan struck these islands, the immediate disarray could easily have caused widespread pandemonium - certainly not panic.

Girls football school

Football playing girls get the chance to improve their skills when a top soccer school comes to Cayman in August.

Referee shortage in Cayman Islands

Since Hurricane Ivan, the referee situation in the football leagues in Cayman have faced a challenge in fielding the necessary number of referees.

CIFA Competition’s Committee meeting

All members of the Cayman Islands Football Association "CIFA" are invited to a meeting of the CIFA Competition's Committee scheduled for Saturday, August 20th, at 10am-noon at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex VIP Lounge.

Jeffrey Webb re-elected to CIFA presidency

Jeffrey Webb has been re-elected president of the Cayman Islands Football Association, second vice-president Anthony Ramoon was also returned to the post, and Mark White was elected to the newly created position of deputy general secretary.

Kids get a kick out of camp

The more than 200 children turning up each day to Bodden Town football camp have once again made the annual event a big success.

Good year for Cayman football

When footballers across the Cayman Islands gather for their annual meeting tomorrow they will be told that despite damage caused by Hurricane Ivan the Football Association pulled off a successful year.

Caymanians shine in Brazil

Three young Caymanian footballers have exploded onto the field in Brazil with their outstanding ball skills as they go through a three-week training stint with one of the country's greatest clubs, C. R. Vasco da Gama.

Soccer school for Cayman girls

Football playing girls will get the chance to improve their skills when a top soccer school comes to Cayman this month.

Stylish dancers Passa the test

Cayman's bright young things danced into the wee small hours at the Passa Passa event in Cardinal Avenue Friday night through till Saturday morning.

Soccer school for Cayman girls

Football playing girls get the chance to improve their skills when a top soccer school comes to Cayman in August.

East End United wins under-23 youth rally

A 1-0 victory in the final game against Scholars saw East End United FC become champions in the under-23 youth rally.

Vasco da Gama player exchange underway

Last summer the Cayman Islands Football Association sent three young players camping with professional football club C.R. Vasco da Gama in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

CIFA Youth Fest a hit

Even with ominous dark clouds looming overhead and drizzling rain some 250+ youngsters and their parents turned out to the T.E. McField 'Annex' venue on Saturday morning for the 2005 CIFA Annual Youth Football Festival.

Camps help fill summer days

With summer holidays just around the corner, sport could be the answer to the problem of finding something for the kids to do to stop them getting bored.

Kudos to local footballers

Please allow me to publicly congratulate members of the Cayman Islands football fraternity for a job well done in completing two of their senior national tournaments and a junior national competition for the season, while being almost complete with the other contests.

McLean elected president of CIOC

Olympic Sailor Donald McLean was elected President of the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee recently.

Girls, ready for some football?

Bermudan soccer star David Bascome has been recruited to give the girls game on Cayman a major boost.

CIFA Youth Football Rally

The CIFA Annual Youth Football Rally originally scheduled for 4 June has been rescheduled for Saturday, 2 July at the T.E. McField "Annex" venue.

New flag football season off and running

The Cayman Islands Flag Football Association kicked off an exciting league season on Saturday.

Digicel, Fosters team up

Digicel customers can now buy a state-of-the-art mobile phone with their weekly shopping as Digicel is re-opening two outlets at Fosters Food Fair locations.

CIFA JAC Beach Football Fete

Anticipation is building as Sunday 12 June approaches and the CIFA JAC Beach Football Fete at the Royal Palms kicks-off.

John A. Cumber doubles

John A. Cumber defied the odds and did the double in this year's Primary School Football League Competition.

Ramoon to play in France

Cayman's own Lee Ramoon will be among the players in star-studded teams on Saturday when top footballers from around the world take the field in a testimonial farewell game for former World Player of the Year, George Weah.

CIFA women’s league

The CIFA 2005 Women's Football League was scheduled to resume on 5 June with a match between George Town S.C. and Scholars International at the T.E. McField "Annex" Football Field.

Youth football kick-off on Saturday

To set the pace and ready young Cayman players for league competition, CIFA's annual Youth Football Rally has been scheduled to kick-off on Saturday, 4 June, between 8am and 6pm at the T.E. McField "Annex" Football Field in George Town.

Western Gaels win

In a hard-fought final, Western Gaels, captained by former Kerry-great Jason Cronin, produced their best form of the season to capture the 2005 Blue Bison Gaelic Football League title against hot favourites Wolfe Tones, captained by Stephen Bernard .

Fight to the finish!

Western Union wins thriller over Scholars to claim the Cayman Islands league championship

Western Union delivers

Western Union players celebrate after winning an exciting match against Scholars on Monday evening in West Bay. Western Union's victory earned them the 2005 CIFA/Foster's National Football League Crown.

A perfect fit?

FIFA is pushing beach soccer worldwide as the next mega-sport and the Cayman Islands Football Association wants in on the action.

Digicel, POs hook up

In another first in innovative services among local telecom providers, Digicel has joined forces with the Cayman Islands Post Office to offer its Flex E Card e-top up service in all post offices.

Caymanian med student excels

Daaron McField once made a name for himself on the football field. Now he's excelling in the classroom.
The 29yearold Caymanian recently finished his class studies at St. Matthews University School of Medicine with a flourish...

Sarah’s passion shines through

Sarah Orrett is passionate about everything she does, but most of all she is fanatic about Future Sports Club.

Caymanians added to Digicel team

Digicel has welcomed some new staff members to the Cayman Islands team.

Football is improving

Kindly permit me space in your newspaper to respond to a letter published in your paper on Friday, 11 February, under the headline 'Young footballers overlooked'.

St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Saturday

Giving a nod to the company's Irish roots, Digicel has joined forces with the CI Gaelic Athletics Association (GAA) for the Digicel St. Patrick's Day Celebration taking place on Saturday, March 19th.

Admiral Administration backs youth league

Admiral Administration Ltd., a Cayman Islands Investment Fund...

Sports Department honours women

The Department of Youth and Sports will be doing its part to show support for Honouring Women's Month.

Digicel welcomes three new execs

Digicel Group has announced the appointment of three new executives who will help the company achieve its goals for continued growth in 2005.

New football season set to begin Saturday

The CIFA Foster's National League, which will run for 15 weeks this season, February - May 2005, is good to go.

Cayman eyes World Cup win

The Cayman Islands will chase victory this week in Miami at the I6th Annual World Cup of Flag Football.

Blue Bison backs Gaelic Football Club

The Cayman Gaelic Football Club has announced Blue Bison's decision to sponsor the 2005 Gaelic Football leagues. This represents the second consecutive year of this relationship.

Young footballers overlooked

I was truly impressed by fantastic talent shown by the primary school children at the Inter-Primary Football Rally on Saturday 29 January.

Caribbean Cup to be broadcast in Cayman

The final matches of the Digicel Caribbean Cup are set for Barbados from February 20th to February 24, and they will be broadcasted across the Caribbean region, including the Cayman Islands.

Mr. Rankine honoured

Editor's Note: The biographies of New Year's honourees follows.

Boatswain Bay is best in West

Boatswain Bay and Mt. Pleasant played a fittingly fierce final Sunday to close out the West Bay Recreational Football League...


Sarah Orrett coached Boatswain Bay to victory in Sunday's final of the West Bay Recreational Football League.

Digicel continues to grow

Digicel Group, the fastest growing mobile telecommunications operator in the Caribbean, has announced its customer base grew by 33 per cent in 2004.

Plenty football this weekend

The Semifinals of the Youth and Sports West Bay Community Football League will begin this Sunday Feb 6th at the John A Cumber Primary School Football Field and the matchups are as follows: 1st place Mount Pleasant will face 4th Place Birch Tree Hill at 2:30 p.m.

Football comes alive in East!

This weekend was all but quiet in North Side as the Youth and Sports Community Football League for the Eastern Districts opened up. The stage was set for both of East End's teams playing both of Bodden Town's Teams.

‘Always an inspiration’

Kids who grew up in George Town's roughest neighborhood back in the 1970s didn't hear much talk about graduate degrees and office jobs.

Cayman football

The Department of Youth and Sports has continued its Community Football League series for the Districts of East End, North Side and Bodden Town. league will begin this Sunday. January 30th at the North Side Football field.

Today’s Editorial: A chance for greatness

One of Cayman's greatest athletes is set to enjoy the crowning glory of his football career this weekend.

Ramoon to be honoured

Lee Ramoon, former national team player and captain, is to be honoured at a dinner hosted by the Ministry of Community Services, Youth, Sports and Gender Affairs and the Cayman Islands Football Association on Saturday January 29th at Pedro St. James.

Mt. Pleasant holds League lead

This past weekend's West Bay Recreational Football League football action featured a big match between Birch Tree Hill and Mount Pleasant.

Junior rugby up and running

The rugby pitch in South Sound has seen better days. Hurricane Ivan's visit last September left behind a sandy and leafy scorched-earth scene nearly devoid of life.

Digicel winner going to Cricket

Digicel has awarded one lucky Cayman resident an all-expenses paid VIP trip to the first One Day International Cricket match featuring the West Indies vs. South Africa at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica next May.

West Bay football action

There was more football action at the John A Cumber Primary School field this past Sunday as the Youth and Sports Community Football League in West Bay resumed.

National team tryouts

The Cayman Islands Flag Football Association (CIFFA) will begin its national team try outs this weekend Saturday 8th January and Sunday 9th January at 8am - 10:30am at the Triple C Field on Out Post Rd.

Big three prepare

LONDON - Chelsea starts 2005 in pole position to win its first league title in 50 years. Arsenal and Manchester United are close behind, hoping the Londoners emulate their slumps this season.

Red Sox top US story

BOSTON - The Boston Red Soxs victory in the World Series for the clubs first Major League Baseball title since 1918.

Reid’s Raiders are champs

The Durty Reids Raiders are the Cayman Islands Flag Football (CIFFA) league and Playoff champions of 2004.

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