Local footballer needs Facebook votes for big break

| 15/07/2014

(CNS): Local footballer Jiffon Robinson is battling for a chance to play with one of the most famous football clubs in the world in a Facebook contest. With three spots left at the Digicel Kickstart Academy to be held in Barbados in October with Chelsea FC, local players battled to represent the Cayman Islands. Coaches from Chelsea announced at the weekend that Zachary Scott, Tevin Crawford and Kameron D’hue were selected out of 30 of the top players in Cayman who participated in the clinics. Jiffon was selected as the ‘wild card’ and dubbed the ‘fastest footballer in Cayman’ but only three out of 14 wild cards get to go to the academy in October.

A fourth player has been selected as a wild card from each of the 14 participating countries which hosted the Kick Start Clinics. Out of those only three can attend the Digicel Academy by winning a spot based on fan votes in a competition launched on Facebook called “Pick Three”.

James Wynne, Digicel Group Head of Sponsorship, said the firm was proud to see the unearthing of aspiring young footballing talent across the region

“With only three spots left for players to attend the Digicel Academy, the Chelsea FC Foundation coaches have selected 14 wild cards who each possess the talent required to impress at the Academy,” he said. “Every year the selections of the wild card pick becomes harder due to the amazing talent that these young players display and so this year we decided that each of the 14 wild card picks should earn their spot through the support of their friends, fans and family by getting their votes through the Digicel Kick Start Facebook competition.”

While Jiffon didn’t earn one of the top three spaces, he still has a fighting chance to go through to the Digicel Kick Start Academy with the “Pick Three” competition.
A dynamic midfielder and member of local Academy Sports Club, he has posted an eye-catching YouTube video showcasing his footballing skills for anyone who may be curious of his talent. Dubbed the “fastest footballer” by Chelsea FC Foundation Senior International Football Development Officer, David Monk, Jiffon is set on winning a spot in Barbados. Jiffon is asking everyone in the Cayman Islands who has access to a Facebook page, to vote for his video in the Pick Three competition. Voting closes at 5pm on 24 July.

How to Vote: Visit www.facebook.com/digicelcayman, LIKE the page then find the voting link on the page and click to VOTE. At 11-30am Tuesday Jiffon had the second highest number of votes and remained in with a chance to get one of the places.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I want to pass along my excitement to Mr. Jiffon. However, in order to go and vote, I am required to "Like" Digicel first.  That is too bad. I would love to help but not to give social media "votes" to a company.  Mr. Jiffon, get your own page!!!  We'll all go and knock it out for you.  Good Luck young man with your future endeavours.

    • Anonymous says:

      Like them and then unlike them, at least that way he gets a vote.

  2. GGMU says:

    Chelsea "one of the most famous football clubs in the world". Hahahahah haahahahahahahahahahahahahaah hahahahahahahahhahahaha! Good one CNS!