Four players from the Cayman Islands national football team came together Thursday afternoon (June 18), in the name of giving back to the local community.
National team captain Ramon Sealy, Kevin Foster, Joshewa Frederick and Colby Seymour all took part in the Health Services Authority (HSA) ongoing blood drive at the Cayman Islands Red Cross.
The initiative came together after Head coach Benjamin Pugh and Roma United FC’s manager Gregory Malcolm agreed that it was a notable opportunity for players to support persons in need.
Foster, a midfielder for the national squad, said he recognises the importance of giving back. “It’s good that I can help in any way I can because it could be me, a family member or a friend that needs blood,” he said.
It was the first time any of the four players had given blood and Frederick, a senior defender for the national team said its something he would do again.
“I decided to take part in the blood drive because I felt that it was a good opportunity to give back to the community and give back to my country as a whole,” said Frederick. “It was my first time doing it, and I more than likely will be doing it again.”
Pugh hopes more players will participate in future.“I am incredibly proud of our players that have taken part in this fantastic and hugely important initiative,” he said.