Sealy aims to grab opportunity with both hands

| 18/12/2013

(CIFA): Cayman Islands National Goal Keeper Ramon Sealy has been invited to attend the first ever Major League Soccer (MLS) Caribbean Combine. Sealy heads to Antigua and Barbuda for the Combine 2-4 January 2014 as one of 24 players from the region. The 22 year old is one of two goal keepers selected to display their talent for MLS Scouts. “This is a great opportunity for me, one that I have been looking forward to since I started playing,” Sealy told “It’s a chance to try to be professional and I am hoping to really do well once I get there.”

Sealy is a product of the reigning Cayman Island Premier League Champions, Bodden Town Sports Club, rising through Coach Elbert Mclean’s youth programme.
The 6 feet 2 inch goal keeper attended the University of Western Florida where he started 26 games for the Argos and earned two straight (2011, 2012) Gulf South Conference All first team selections.

CONCACAF and Cayman Islands Football Association President congratulated Sealy on his achievements.

“Witnessing the development of Cayman Islands players reach this status quo is a testament to the progress and development of football in this country. We are proud of Mr. Sealy for being recognised as a major contender for football in our region,” said President Jeffery Webb.

Support for the 22 year old has been pouring in as he embarks on the next steps of his career. “I am very proud of young Sealy and all he has accomplished thus far – he is a product of the BTFC youth program and he has represented well at college level,” said Minister of Sports Osbourne Bodden.

“His attitude as well as his talent has allowed him to reach these lofty heights and I'm sure he will represent well and make Bodden Town and Cayman proud on this trip to Antigua and Barbuda.

“As Minister of Sports I am indeed very pleased that this opportunity has come about through our island's youth program and I would like to commend his parents, coaches and CIFA for this achievement.

“Bodden Town Sports Club is very proud of Ramon Sealy,” said Bodden Town Football Club President Mark Scotland. “Ramon has worked hard throughout his career. From the time he has taken it serious he went off to college and played nationally. Hewill make a good showing for Bodden Town and the Cayman Islands.

“At Bodden Town, our philosophy is to have our players gain a high level education and a chance to fulfill dreams of playing professionally.”

The three-day event, in partnership with the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), will feature players, ranging in age from 18-21, from 16 different Caribbean nations.
Players will compete in games and participate in a training session in front of MLS scouts with an eye toward earning an invitation to the annual adidas MLS Player Combine in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from January 10-14.

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