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Football: Scholars returns to Caribbean Club Shield

For the first time since 2017, Scholars International Sports Club will represent Cayman at the 2019 Caribbean Club Shield held at the Ergilio Hato Stadium and Stadion dr. Antoine Maduro in Willemstad, Curacao 5 April 2019.

Scholars, along with 12 other member associations clubs ranging from semi-pro to amateur level experience will play in four groups for the right to qualify for the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League. The top two teams of each group advance to the quarterfinals, with  second and third place qualifying for the 2019 CONCACAF League. Fourth overall will play against the winners of the CONCACAF Caribbean Club Shield in a playoff match to determine the final Caribbean spot to the 2019 CONCACAF League.

“We are looking forward to at least elevating out of our group against the top dog,” said Scholars captain Rodrick Pearson. “We want to show them Cayman has talent, and can play at that level.”

Scholars are grouped with home club Jong Holland (CUR), Fruta Conquerors (GUY) and Santiago de Cuba (CUB) in Group A.

Last year, Bodden Town Football Club became the first Cayman Islands based club since 2012 to win a game in the tournament when they defeated the Saint Kitts and Nevis Rockets 2-1.

A schedule of play has yet to be released.


About the author

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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