UK football club signs Cayman teen

| 02/11/2011

(CNS): According to reports in the British press, Swindon Town, a football club in the west of England, has snapped up young Cayman soccer player Sebastian Martinez. The League Two club recruited Martinez, who is only 13, on an 18-month contract after a successful six-week summer trial. The attacking midfielder secured his move with the help of Cayman FA president Jeff Webb and the minister for sports, Mark Scotland, according to the UK tabloid The Mirror’s on-line football news magazine.

The whizkid's dad, Barry Martinez, told Mirrorsport, "It's a tremendous opportunity for him to advance his football abilities."

Martinez went over to the UK this summer, where he spent time with Fitzroy Simpson, the former Jamaican international footballer who now runs a coaching programme for promising youngsters.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Congrats to another young Caymanian.  Real proud of you.  Keep up the good work.  Keep focused and you will get through.