Cayman 27 – ARCHIVE

Football: Few show for CONCACAF training

A total of 10 CIFA members attended this weekend’s CONCACAF training lead by Educational Instructor Marco Santillan, focusing on the principles of physical preparation in football. Santillan says it’s a missed opportunity for football leadership in Cayman who chose to skip it.

“I think they’re missing the opportunity to learn something valuable for them and for the kids on the island.”

The training featured benefits and examples of effective age specific programming and fitness that can primarily be used by a coach or team fitness trainer. Cayman Athletic FC’s Gillie Seymour says the concepts were useful and clear.

“One of the things I learned is that the exercises by the fitness trainer can be specific to what the coach wants to work on in his practice. If the session is about defending, the trainer can prepare the defenders for what they do in a game.”

CIFA President Lee Ramoon says the training was helpful and plans to make it a permanent fixture for league leaders.

“We had persons 20 signed up but only 10 attend. Next time we will make it mandatory for all youth and person’s responsible for youth teams.”

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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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