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Department of Sports Have Your Say Series

Local News 23 Mar, 2023 Follow News

Jade Pitcairn

Jillian Crooks

Mikayla Brown

Sereniti Rankin

Sheila Rankine

During March we will be publishing a list of women who are involved in sports in Cayman Islands

Our seventeenth person in the Series is:

Jade Pitcairn

8 X Cayman Islands National Junior Champion (2014 – 2020)

Ranked 2nd Top Female Junior in the Caribbean in Various Age Groups (2016 – 2020)

2 Bronze Medals at the Central American and Caribbean Games (2018)

Cayman Islands Department of Sports Women’s Month Honouree (2019)

2 Gold Medals at the Island Games (2019)

Junior and Senior Pan American Championship Participant (2019-2022)

Cayman Islands Senior National Champion (2022)

Commonwealth Games Participant (2022)

Newcastle University Sport Scholar (2020-2023)


“I have been so, so fortunate to have the terrific encouragement of my parents and siblings from an early age in respect of my athletic endeavors.  I therefore take every opportunity to support and encourage any young person with talent and desire but who may just lack the confidence that comes from having a solid  foundation.” #EmbraceEquity


Our eighteenth person in the Series is:

Jillian Crooks

Jillian Crooks is a girl who loves to swim.

* 2020 Cayman Islands Olympian, Tokyo, Japan

* MultiMedalist – 2018 AND 2022 CARIFTA Swimming Championships, Jamaica and Barbados

* MultiMedalist – 2018 CCCAN Swimming Championships, Aruba

* Medalist  - 2019 Island Games, Gibraltar

* Personal Best times – 2022 FINA World (LCM) Championships, Budapest, Hungary

* Event Qualifier and Personal Best Times - 2022 FINA World (SCM) Championships, Melbourne, Australia

* CIASA and National records

Proverbs 31:25 – “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”


“As we celebrate Women’s month, I am so grateful to all the women around me who lift me up and those before me who were brave enough to fight so that I can do what I am doing today”. - Jillian Crooks


Our nineteenth person in the Series is:

Mikayla Brown

U17 Shot Put - CARIFTA 2023


A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. #EmbraceEquity


Our twentieth person in the Series is:

Sereniti Rankin

2023 Cayman Islands Interprimary Championships Division 5 - Champion Girl

2023 Cayman Islands Interprimary  Championships - Victrix Ludorum

Cayman Islands Interprimary Championships record holder - U12 Girls High Jump


“This year for Interprimary I told myself that I would become Division 5 Champion Girl, not only did I achieve that I also got Victrix Ludorum. I want to thank God, my Coach Tyrone Yen, my mentor Ms. Colleen Burke and my mother Caroline for helping me to surpass my gold for this year’s Interprimary Championships. When you aim high you will achieve greatness”! #EmbraceEquity


Our twenty-first  person in the Series is:

Sheila Rankine

Finance and Administration Manager

Former Treasurer and Secretary of Cayman Cricket Board of Directors.

Team member and Captain of Cayman Cricket’s Women National  Team (competed in the 2012 Pepsi ICC Americas Women’s T20 Tournament)

ICC Level 1 Certified Coach

President of Cayman Islands Masters Cricket Assoc.

Play Softball in Co-Ed League

Current Secretary of Cayman Islands Basketball Association


2 of my favorite quotes are by Maya Angelou:

“A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself.”

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” I #EmbraceEquity.

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