GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman – A new season in local football kicks off with the annual Charity Shield and the renewal of a friendly rivalry between Bodden Town Football Club and Elite Sports Club.
The annual Charity Shield match puts the reigning Premier League Champions against the current FA Cup trophy holder, with part of the proceeds donated to Red Cross Cayman Islands.
“CIFA is excited to see club action return,” said Cayman Islands Football Association Acting General Secretary Paul Macey.
“The Charity Shield pairs good football with an opportunity to give back to the community through the Cayman Islands Red Cross and we hope all local fans will support this initiative.”
Based on last season’s statistics the Charity Shield should be a high scoring affair. Bodden Town FC and Elite combined to score 102 of the 309 total goals in the Premier League last season.
Led by striker Theron Wood, who found the back of the nets 28 times last season, Bodden Town had the highest goal scoring output of the Premier League teams with 61 goals.
Elite talisman Dwayne Wright scored 18 goals to lead his club, in accumulating 51 goals.
The clubs met three times in the 2013-2014 Premier League, Bodden Town scored a 3-1 victory in the opener and the teams played to a 1-1 draw on the second occasion.
In the final match up Elite were comfortable 3-0 winners. In the semifinal of the FA Cup Elite got the better of Bodden Town 3-0 again and went on to claim the FA Cup trophy over Roma.
Kickoff for the Charity Shield is scheduled for 7 pm at the T.E Mcfield Sports Complex.