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Academy Sports Club holds first Mini Slam Football Tournament

Academy Sports Club held its first ASC Mini Slam Football Tournament on Saturday, 17 December.

125 youth footballers aged 8 to 12 years old took to the four 7 a-side fields at the Academy Pitch. Organizers say this half day slam was aimed at giving a boost to the current youth football environment.

12 teams participated in the Mini Slam including Cayman Athletic, Future FC, Tigers FC, Cayman Prep School and Academy Sports Club.

Official results of the tournament were:
U11 Mini Slam Champions – Cayman Prep
U11 Mini Slam Runners Up – Tigers FC ‘A’ Team
U13 Mini Slam Champions – Cayman Athletic Sports Club
U13 Mini Slam Runners Up – Future FC
U11 Mini Slam top goal scorer – Jaxon Cover, Cayman Prep
U13 Mini Slam top goal scorer – Jacobbi Tugman, ASC
Mini Slam Fair Play Award – Caleb Winspear

Organizers say with the under 13 league postponed by CIFA till early 2017, the event was intended to get those kids out and back into playing.

Academy plans to repeat the mini slam again in January.

About the author

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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