Cayman Prep student designs tournament logo

| 01/07/2013

verity logo.jpg(CNS): Verity Byrne (11), a student at Cayman Prep School, created the winning design in a competition to find the official CONCACAF Under-15 Championship logo. Students across the island participated in the contest, and Verity’s logo, which features a sting ray, a marine creature emblematic of the host CONCACAF Member Association, was unveiled by the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) and the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) last week. The inaugural event will be held in Grand Cayman in August. “CONCACAF is organising the U15 Championship for the first time in the region,” said CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb. 

"This tournament is specially designed for our youth to enjoy our beautiful game. Therefore, our intention is to allow them to participate in the whole process of the competition so they can be co-creators of this wonderful experience. We are extremely gratified to be an outlet of expression for our youth’s wealth of creativity and enthusiasm.”

In celebrating the first-ever regional Championship event in the Cayman Islands, the contest called on students across the island to design their own logo for the competition. The competition was extended to over fifteen primary schools in Cayman and several students, ranging in age from six to eleven years old, submitted their own colorful and innovative designs, with Verity’s logo ultimately being chosen as the winner.

“The aim of the contest was to further celebrate the Under -15 Tournament being hosted in Cayman," said Bruce Blake, First Vice-President of CIFA. "We wanted to give our primary school students the opportunity to feel involved in the organisation of the tournament by allowing them to submit designs for the logo. I would like to thank all the schools that participated and the students who submitted designs.”

Cayman will host this year’s edition of the CONCACAF Under-15 Championship, the first regional championship held by the Confederation for young men at this level. Participating teams include Aruba, the Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Martin, St Maarten, St Vincent, Trinidad & Tobago, and the US Virgin Islands.

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