(CMR) The RCIPS Welfare Football Club kicked off its annual football league, the Commissioner’s Cup, on Monday, 10 May. Commissioner of Police, Derek Byrne declared the competition open at the ceremony held at the Cayman Islands Football Association Field.
The competition, held under the theme, “Working In The Community, Working For The Community,” is usually well supported by various communities across the islands that play against the police teams. This has historically resulted in positive police/community interactions.
The Minister of Sports, Youth, Culture and Home Affairs, Bernie Bush, was in attendance and expressed his appreciation for the police positively engaging members of the community through sports.
The Cayman Islands Football Association also supports the event, and President Alfredo Whittaker was in attendance and encouraged the teams to continue their positive efforts to engage the youth through sports. Whittaker also showed his support by allowing access to the CIFA Field to have the games every Tuesday and Thursday for the next eight weeks.
The competition opened with eight RCIPS teams who will compete against various community teams as well as teams from the Health Services Authority, Her Majesty’s Prison Service, The Cayman Islands Regiment, The Cayman Islands Coast Guard, and Friends of Police for the ultimate prize – ‘The Commissioner’s Cup.’
A dress parade competition also took place on Monday amongst the participating teams. The competition was judged by a few guests at the event. The purple and white Titans won dress completion over the other six teams that participated.
Members of the public are invited to attend these games and to cheer on their favorite teams.
Regular updates will be posted on the RCIPS social media pages:
Twitter – Policing_ Cayman
Instagram – rcips_cayman
Facebook- Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.