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Football hero dies peacefully in Cayman

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Cayman resident and FA Cup Final hero, Sammy Smyth, 91, passed away peacefully at his home in South Sound last Wednesday.

Until his death Smyth was the oldest surviving former Wolves player and the last living member of the side that won the FA Cup final against Leicester City in 1949, scoring what was described as one of the greatest goals ever seen at Wembley Stadium.

Smyth moved the Cayman Islands in the early 2000.

A memorial celebration will be held on November 5th at 3:00 pm, in St. Georges Anglican Church.

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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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