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Cayman’s Indoor Ball Hockey team prepares for World Championships

Cayman’s Indoor Ball Hockey team is gearing up for the World Ball Hockey tournament in Prague.

The Cayman team will consist of 22 players who will play among 30 of the best teams from around the world.

The men made it to the finals last year in the Street Hockey World Championship in Switzerland, playing against Haiti. Cayman fought hard losing 4 – 2.

Cayman Ball Hockey Captain Claude Plamondon says the team is ready to win the 2017 tournament. ” Hopefully, we win  the ‘B-pool’. We lost in the final of the last tournament so hopefully this time we can make it. I’m just expecting the guys to have a good time training and practicing. Hopefully when we get there we have a great time playing inside and outside the rink, because it’s also a really nice opportunity to met people around the world, who enjoy the same sport.”

Christopher Yeramian, Cayman Ball Hockey M.V.P, says ” We were there in the finals last year so I think that is the baseline for us to try to reach that. I think we have a good turnout of new players this year, so I think our team will be quite competitive, as we were last year and just try to win it this time.”

The team held their first official tryouts last week selecting 75% of their team, two more try outs will be held in January. The tournament takes place from June 1-11 2017.

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Jade Webster

Jade Webster

Jade Webster has rejoined the Cayman 27 Team as Sports Reporter/ Producer in August 2016. Jade has a background in News and has developed a passion for Sports while covering international Games. Jade was one of 35 Young Reporters selected worldwide to be apart of the Young Reporters Programme by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the Second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. She was awarded the 'Best IOC Young Reporter', and went on to cover the Second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lilehammer, Norway. Jade was also selected as a Young Reporter in 2015 to cover the Toronto Pan American Games, where she was awarded a Hockey Stick for her hard-work and dedication. Jade was the Press Officer for the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. She graduated with honors in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Florida

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