Government gives World Cup qualifiers a hand

| 10/02/2010

(CNS): The U17 Women’s National Football Team, which made history last December when they became Cayman’s first-ever national football team to make it to the second round of the World Cup qualifiers, has received a contribution from the Ministry of Sport to cover some training expenses. This sponsorship will help to fund team preparation, training camps, and practice matches as the team prepares for the U-17 World Cup Qualifiers. In group A, host country Costa Rica will play the Cayman Islands in a night game on the opening day (Wednesday, 10 March) of the tournament. Cayman will then play the United States on Friday, 12 March and Haiti on Sunday, 14 March in an afternoon match-up.

Group B consists of Canada, Jamaica, Mexico and Panama.

The top two teams will qualify, along with U17 Women’s World Cup host Trinidad & Tobago, for the world championship in September.

“Government is happy to sponsor these young footballers,” said Sports Minister Mark Scotland. “They are showing great potential and while they have enjoyed playing against the boys during local practice, it is also important to provide them with opportunities to travel further afield. This funding will allow them to compete more often on the international stage, and we look forward to see them achieve even greater success.”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I am very pleased to know that these girls are getting the support they so deserve. Don’t stop now – they have done the Cayman Islands proud!

    I hope that other young people will see the positive example of hard work, discipline and determination that these girls have set; and will follow in their path; believing that they can accomplish all things through God.

    Thanks to the coaches and all others who have stood with these girls up to this point.

    May God bless them all as they move forward.

    I’ll be there in Costa Rica!!!


  2. Anonymous says:

    I am so proud of this team.  Great news to hear the Government is standing by them.  They deserve all the support.  I know the sacrifices they have made to cope with the heavy training schedule and keeping their school grades up.    

     I will definately be going to Costa Rica to see the team give their best. 

    Congratulations to all who have helped the team along the way.  The Cayman Islands is proud!