Organisers for the inaugural CONCACAF Girls’ U-15 Championship have scheduled the home team games for the Truman Bodden Sports Complex as they expect large crowds to support the local team.
Cayman contests Group A with Curacao, Bahamas and the British Virgin Islands in the 16-team tournament.
Last year, the Boys’ Under 15 National Team drew sellout crowds in the first ever U-15 tournament of its kind in the region. Chairwoman of the Local Organising Committee, Sharon Roulstone, expects similar numbers this year.
“It is a privilege for CONCACAF to have chosen Cayman as host of this inaugural tournament and I hope therefore it is well attended, with our unique brand of Caymanian hospitality being the best thing the 15 visiting teams take back home with them.”
“Cayman’s own U-15 girls are training hard and with this being the first international tournament for most of them, they need our support and encouragement. School is out for summer and admission to the games is free, so there’s no excuse not to come out over the next couple of weeks and show our support to CONCACAF, to our Cayman U-15 girls and to our visitors,” Ms. Roulstone added.
Cayman opens the competition against British Virgin Islands on Wednesday August 6 at 7:30 pm. Matches will be contested at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex, T.E Mcfield Sports Centre (The Annex), Ed Bush Sports Centre and in Cayman Brac.
Matches will be 70 minutes (35 minutes per half) in length, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the quarterfinals.
Group A: Cayman Islands, Curacao, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands
Group B: Honduras, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Bermuda
Group C: Jamaica, Costa Rica, Anguilla, Belize
Group D: Canada, Haiti, Cuba, Puerto Rico