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FC International Treats SJACPS Students

Sports 23 Oct, 2023 Follow News

FC International President, Kennedy Ebanks, passing out club shirts to SJACPS students

Guest Speaker Ms. Amelia Fosuhene (in black) is flanked by SJACPS staff including Gerriann Foster ( in blue), and Rhuel Smith

Mr. Rhuel Smith and YMCA staff assist students with the pizza courtesy of FC International

SJACPS Students pose with their new FC International shirts

By:  Flynn Bush 

It has been decades since the club has been doing events in the Cayman Islands and the plethora of football camps and other related events has helped FC International’s reputation to grow.  Not wanting to rest on its laurels, however, the club is always looking to expand and to reach out to every corner of this country.  The philosophy is that every child deserves to benefit from their offerings, and every district and neighborhood has parents who are hungry for wholesome activities and safe entertainment for their sons or daughters.  So, on Thursday, October 12th, FC International began its westward expansion.

Although the club has previously done camps in West Bay, it had been a while and club president, Mr. Kennedy Ebanks, wished to reintroduce the community to the club.  Now, it just so happens that at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School there is a vibrant afterschool program with dozens of kids each school day.  Additionally, Mr. Ralph Williams, a West Bay football icon, was currently unattached to any particular club or organization.  So, Mr. Ebanks reached out to Mr. Williams, who reached out to the school.  With the help of Mr. Rhuel Smith, Ms. Gerriann Foster and other staff, an arrangement was set. 

On Thursday, the students were gathered together and acquainted with FC International while being treated to goodies from an ice cream truck, some light activities and free t-shirts, all courtesy of the club.  Although, it was not a football camp, per se, there were also some inspirational and motivational speeches as well.  The highlight in that respect on this occasion was a motivational talk by Ms. Amelia Fosuhene, a barrister with Brady Attorneys-At Law.  She spoke of how important it is to do the right thing and to make good choices, and she had their attention throughout. 

Overall, the day was a success.  Ms. Foster confirmed that, “the kids were happy and had a good time.”

Mr. Smith added, “It was a good event.  The kids really enjoyed it.”

As this was only a preliminary event, there will undoubtedly be more to come, including football camps, for the West Bay district kids.  “This was just a way to introduce ourselves to the children,” stated Mr. Williams.  “There will be more in the near future, guaranteed.”

“We will be announcing other events in the near future, so everyone can look forward to that,” Mr. Ebanks said.  And with that, the positive influence and impact of FC International will continue to grow.

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