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Godet: women’s football on the upswing in Cayman

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Cayman Islands Football Association Women’s Committee Chairperson Martha Godet says the women’s game is on the rise in Cayman.

Despite having only three clubs participating in the CIFA Women’s League — it started with four teams but one dropped out of the competition — Godet says there’s more participation than ever at the youth level.

“We need to start from the bottom,” Godet said on the 25 May episode of Let’s Talk Sports. “If we don’t start from the bottom we cannot grow. So how are we gonna feed other teams if we do not start from the bottom? So bringing out the U-13 (league), I think we’re heading in the right direction. Because that is room for growth, for development.”

Godet’s comments came on the heels of Women’s Football Day, where member associations around the CONCACAF region holds events to celebrate women’s football and get more girls involved in the sport.

“We tried the U-13, it worked, and I think we want to go U-9, even below the U-13s, or U-11,” Godet said. “We see the need for the girls to always be playing.”

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Kevin Morales

Kevin Morales

Cayman 27 News Director Kevin Morales is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Kevin is a Milwaukee, Wis., native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He's a proud father and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and U of M Golden Gophers.

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