About Us

About the West Bay Sports Foundation

The West Bay Sports Foundation (WBSF) is a non-profit organisation born out of concern for the well-being of our country’s youth and the recognition of the many problems affecting them.

Founders Arden Rivers and Mervin Smith formed the Foundation in 2009 with the intention of helping make a positive influence in the community through sports and education.

The objective of the Foundation is to promote sports primarily in West Bay and to assist any Caymanian athletes in the Cayman community further their education locally and overseas.

Since it’s inception in 2009, the Foundation has hosted the West Bay Community Cup Youth Football Tournament at the Ed Bush Sports Complex and has made this an annual event. Through these types of fundrasing events, the WBSF has been successful in providing financial assistance to many young Caymanian students studying at high schools and universities in the Cayman Islands and overseas as well as financial assistance for young Caymanians in need of medical procedures.

West Bay Sports Foundation

HISTORY OF CAYMAN U15 YOUTH FOOTBALL

The West Bay Sports Foundation is the first organization to host professional youth football academies such as: Charlton Athletic FC and Swindon Town from the UK, Victoria FC from Honduras and the University of Portland Director of Soccer, Bill Irwin. Through these types of fundraising events, the WBSF has been successful in providing financial assistance to many young Caymanian students studying at high schools and universities in the Cayman Islands and overseas, as well as being able to offer financial assistance for young Caymanians in need of medical procedures. The West Bay Sports Foundation’s passion is to help make a positive influence in the community through the vehicle of sports and education.

Objectives

  • To promote sports primarily in West Bay.
  • To assist any Caymanian athlete in furthering their education locally and overseas.

Event History

Timeline

  • 2009

    The West Bay Sports Foundation was founded by Arden Rivers and Mervin Smith.

    Founders Arden Rivers and Mervin Smith formed the Foundation in 2009 with the intention of helping make a positive influence in the community through sports and education. The objective of the Foundation is to promote sports primarily in West Bay and to assist any Caymanian athletes in the Cayman community further their education locally and overseas.

  • 2011

    Primary Football League

    The PFL Youth Football Programme was created in March 2011 to develop the Islands’ best young talent and will form the basis for future youth and senior national football teams.

  • 2012

    Swindon Town FC Youth Academy (Under 13s)

    In February 2012, the Foundation hosted the Under 13 team from English Professional club Swindon Town FCs Youth Academy

  • 2012

    CD Vida Under 15 Team

    In October 2012, the Foundation hosted the Under 15 team from professional club Club Social y Deportivo (CD Vida) from Honduras.

  • 2013

    Swindon Town FC Youth Academy (Under 14s)

    In February 2013, the Foundation hosted the Under 14 team from English professional club Swindon Town FCs Youth Academy with Caymanians Sebastian Martinez and Kray Foster

  • 2013

    Bill Irwin, Director of Soccer, University of Portland

    In January 2013, the Foundation hosted Coach Bill Irwin, Director of Soccer at the University of Portland and an ex-professional goalkeeper, who participated in a number of training sessions with the PFL Youth Football Programme, various women’s teams and coordinated two goalkeeping clinics.

Thank You to

Our Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Cayman-Airways

Endorsed By

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