Cayman to host U15 CONCACAF tournament

| 13/05/2013

football-abstract-6a (221x300).jpg(CNS): Preparations are now well underway, organisers said, for the inaugural edition CONCACAF U15 football tournament which will take place in the Cayman Islands this summer. The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) will host the first-ever CONCACAF multi-team international soccer event in three venues – Ed Bush, the Annex and the National Stadium. This event is part of the overall football development initiative at the Confederation level, launched by CONCACAF President Jeffery Webb.It is the first time that national teams will be competing against each other at the U-15 age level under the umbrella of the North America, Central America and the Caribbean Confederation (CONCACAF).

“In order to foster growth and development of all the CONCACAF, as well as, Caribbean member associations, we have to create competitive opportunities for young men and women to compete at early ages, so that they progress in the best possible conditions to their full-national teams” said Jeffrey Webb, President of CONCACAF and the local football association.

The tournament will take place in theCayman Islands from 11 to 25 August 2013. 

“A strong football history, very good infrastructure such as accommodations, transportation, as well as good competition facilities, are the primary reasons Cayman Islands have been tapped to host this important international event” said Paul Macey, Deputy Chairman of the CONCACAF U-15 Cayman Islands 2013 LOC, and acting General Secretary of the CIFA.

“It is a great honor and wonderful opportunity for Cayman Islands to host this prestigious event and to welcome teams from throughout the Caribbean and Central American regions”.

Bruce Blake, the Local Organizing Committee Chairman and the CIFA First Vice President said Cayman needed to ensure that it put on a world-class event. “About 75 to 100 volunteers will be needed to ensure that this tournament is organized to the level expected by CONCACAF. We will need volunteers in many areas, including teams services, event management, protocol, transportation and medical services, to name a few,” he added.

People who are interested in helping out can contact Assistant General Secretary Mark Campbell at Campbellrx@yahoo.com or call: 345-916-3462.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Good this is what we need in our counrty because it show cases our youths potential and that is for the whole caribbean not just the Cayman Islands