Cayman Athletic Sports Club claimed the Cayman Islands Football Association under-18 league championship after defeating Sunset 5-0 Tuesday evening, 1 June, at the Annex and dedicated their win to the late Pauline Bodden who passed away last month.
“Andrew Stewart, his grandmother Pauline Bodden, she passed away and she was very close to us, she was my dear friend and she’s an icon in sports,” said Athletic head coach Ernie ‘Gillie’ Seymour. “We wanted to dedicate the game against Sunset and league championship to her.”
Athletic’s Shameer Seymour score 19 goals through the season including the two he netted during his team’s final game against Sunset, which earned him the leagues MVP title. Teammate Elder Ebanks also made his contribtions, scoring once and two goals also coming from Tarran Ebanks and Oscar Hernandez respectively to close their game 5-0.
Seymour said he is pleased with his team’s accomplishments considering their brought up see.
“Most of these boys, come from a good stable backgrounds and some of them are a little unstable,” he said. “We fight here, but we fight to do the right things and I am proud to see them achieve something in football.”
He added, “I just want to say thank you to all the coaches, and all the clubs that made this possible; given these boys an opportunity to play in these trying times, I just want to say I’m grateful for that.”