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Olympic hurdler shows Caymankind with football tickets for John Gray graduate

Cayman Islands Olympian Ronald Forbes demonstrated his ‘Caymankind’ to a young graduate of John Gray High School.

Alexander Clarke, the school’s 2018 Physical Education Award winner, was given two tickets to Tuesday’s (31 July) International’s Champions Cup that saw Manchester United defeat Real Madrid 2-1 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, courtesy of the Olympic hurdler.

The 17-year old right winger plays for Future Sports Club.

Forbes, who last year, gave the 2017 John Gray High School’s Physical Education awardee a signed set of boxing gloves from WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder Jr, says it’s a motivational tool for the graduate to keep striving towards his goals. Clarke is a member of Future Sports Club.

“It’s to help enlighten him on where the sport of football can take him one of these days if he’s applies the right effort.”

Forbes said his group, ‘Spikes for Tykes’ along with the ‘Grind 4 God Foundation’ collaborated to help bring the gesture to life.

“This time he was a spectator in the stands, but one day, with continued efforts, he will be a person down on the field, as the person being watched.”

This is Forbes’ third year collaborating with John Gray High School to award the school’s Physical Education with a unique gesture.



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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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