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Football: Future’s Dre Tibbetts gets U17 Atletico Madrid invite

16-year old Barry Dre Tibbetts will get the opportunity to play with one of La Liga’s top clubs.

The Future Sports Club standout was invited Thursday (16 August) to join Atletico Madrid’s Under-17 programme for a week long training session. After participating in the Spanish club’s camp held 6th-17th August at the Ed Bush Playing Field, Coordinator Juan Rojan said the local footballer deserved the opportunity.

“The three coaches spoke about which kid had the most skill to go to the camp. We thought Barry was a great player, and a really good guy, and he deserved a chance.”

Tibbetts says it’s a dream come true.

“It feels great to be able to travel the world to play something I love, and to be able to be seen by these coaches is a great feeling.”

The centre midfielder said the coaches were impressed with his ability, and he wants to use this unique opportunity to take another step in his development.

“The coaches liked how technical I am, and, me personally I’d like to put more effort to becoming better and better.”

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Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise began his sports broadcasting journey with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). It was in this role where he was able to craft the immersive and enthusiastic approach to reporting, broadcasting and production you see here today in Cayman's sports community.

Jordan has also worked behind the scenes for a number of Canadian broadcasting & production companies such as CBC Sports, Cineflix Productions and Cream Productions.

Did he mention he was St. Clare of Assisi's 1994 Athlete of the Year?

Now dubbed 'The Sports Guy', Jordan relishes the role as Cayman 27 Sports Producer, where he can tell the stories of Cayman’s athletes. You can reach Jordan at 333.6521 or

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