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Team Cayman in good shape for regional swimming games

Team Cayman in good shape for regional swimming games

| 26/02/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association is sending 21 young swimmers to Barbados in April to compete in the XXX 2015 CARIFTA Swimming Championships. Bailey Weathers, CIASA’s Technical Director, said it has already been an exciting season for many local swimmers. “We have seen an incredible amount of improvement and success, and we are expecting […]

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CONCACAF backs winter World Cup for Qatar

CONCACAF backs winter World Cup for Qatar

| 24/02/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The proposal by a special FIFA task force to move the 2022 World Cup to the end of the year has the support of CONCACAF, officials from the regional football body have confirmed. The task force met in the Qatar capital, Doha, Tuesday to discuss the issues surrounding the tournament there following concerns that […]

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Clifton Hunter tops school sports challenge

Clifton Hunter tops school sports challenge

| 19/02/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): For the third-year running, Clifton Hunter High School emerged as the overall winner of the seventh annual Inter-secondary Track and Field Meet. During the three-day event teenage athletes from all of Cayman’s secondary schools, from the public and private sectors, went into fierce competition. CHHS tallied up an impressive 804 points, just nine points […]

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CIFA plans full calendar for football staff

CIFA plans full calendar for football staff

| 19/02/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The local football association is planning a busy schedule of courses this year to help support the personnel needed to advance the sport in the Cayman Islands. Courses providing certification opportunities for coaches, team medical personnel, and administrators start off with a FIFA Grassroots Coaching Course in Cayman Brac next month.

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Audit offices steps to fitness victory

Audit offices steps to fitness victory

| 12/02/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Fifty-eight civil servants took 9.3 million steps over 21 days in the first ever civil service ‘Pedometer Challenge’. The fitness programme designed to make civil servants aware of the benefits of healthy lifestyle practices, such as increased physical activity and changing eating habits saw the Office of the Auditor General take the top spot, painting […]

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Ultra marathon to take in hidden back roads

Ultra marathon to take in hidden back roads

| 10/02/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Now in its sixth year, Cayman’s ultra-marathon, Off the Beaten Track, will take place on 1 March this year, organisers said this week. The islands’ toughest off-road 50k run will take competitors on a venture along hidden back roads, bush, dykes and white sandy beach. Runners ready for a challenge are invited to run […]

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Cash from fun-run to help Special Olympians

Cash from fun-run to help Special Olympians

| 09/02/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has revealed that the Special Olympics Cayman Islands (SOCI) will be this year’s beneficiary of his annual five kilometre challenge, which will take place on 26 April. The DG’s 5K Challenge is a fundraising fun-run that sees both civil servants, private sector employees and members of the general public pounding […]

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Webb presses on with goal of Caribbean league

Webb presses on with goal of Caribbean league

| 29/01/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) President Jeffrey Webb has been pressing ahead with plans for a regional league to help develop Caribbean football. At a recent meeting officials discussed the initial Caribbean Professional League viability report on the positives and negatives of potential competition formats and their correlated […]

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Teen player secures apprenticeship with English club

Teen player secures apprenticeship with English club

| 29/01/2015 | 6 Comments

(Grasspiece): Sixteen-year-old Sebastian Martinez is making local football history as the first young Caymanian to receive a two-year apprenticeship contract, starting this summer with professional football club Swindon Town FC in England. Martinez has been with the League One club’s prestigious Youth Academy since 2011 when he became the first young Caymanian to sign a […]

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Local competitors make scoreboard in half ironman

Local competitors make scoreboard in half ironman

| 22/01/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The overall winner for the professional triathletes in Cayman’s annual half iron distance triathlon, the Generali Mercuryman, was American triathlete and trainer, Emily Cocks, who managed to complete the 1.2 mile swim in just 29:01:00, the 56 mile bike race in 2:27:36 and the 13.1 mile run in 1:34:07, for an overall time of […]

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Special Olympians need funds for LA Games

Special Olympians need funds for LA Games

| 20/01/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): This year the Cayman Islands is sending its biggest team ever to the Special Olympic Games, which will take place in Los Angeles in July and August. However, the team is facing a hefty bill, needing around $170,000 to send the 37 athletes and support personnel to the Games. At a press briefing last week Andrew […]

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Girls encouraged to join in football festival

Girls encouraged to join in football festival

| 20/01/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) will host its inaugural Girls’ Grassroots Football Festival on Saturday as part of the goal to encourage more girls to take part in the game. “We hope to boost the women’s football programme by starting to teach our girls and young ladies about the basics of the game, […]

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Cayman to tackle Belize on road to Russia

Cayman to tackle Belize on road to Russia

| 19/01/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands national football team has been paired with Belize in the first round of the regional qualifiers for the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia. The first match will be an away game for Cayman followed by a home leg. This is a very tough draw for the Cayman Islands which is […]

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Cayman’s football boss focuses on diversity

Cayman’s football boss focuses on diversity

| 14/01/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): In an effort to embrace and promote diversity in the game, the regional football boss, Jeffery Webb, has unveiled a new handbook designed as an educational guide for the football community. The first ever Diversity Handbook was launched Wednesday at a Club Licensing Seminar in Miami.

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Officials to draw teams for 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Officials to draw teams for 2018 World Cup qualifiers

| 14/01/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The draw to determine who will play who in the region during the first games on the road to the 2018 World Cup in Russia will take place in Miami Thursday. The draw includes 27 of the 35 national teams making up the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), including […]

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