MIAMI–The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) yesterday unveiled the logo designed by students for the inaugural Concacaf Under-15 Championship, to be held in the Cayman Islands in August.The design, which features a sting ray–a marine creature emblematic of the host Concacaf member association–was designed by Verity Byrne, an 11-year-old student at Cayman Preparatory School in Grand Cayman. Students across the island participated in the contest to provide the illustrative design.
"Concacaf is organising the U-15 Championship for the first time in the region. This tournament is specially designed for our youth to enjoy our beautiful game. Therefore, our intention is to allow them to participate in the whole process of the competition so they can be co-creators of this wonderful experience," said Concacaf president Jeffrey Webb. "We are extremely gratified to be an outlet of expression for our youth's wealth of creativity and enthusiasm."
In celebrating the accomplishment of Cayman hosting its first-ever regional championship event, the contest called on students across the island to design their own logo for the competition. The competition was extended to over 15 primary schools in Cayman and several students ranging in age from six to 11 years old submitted their own colourful and innovative designs, with Verity's logo ultimately being chosen as the winner.Cayman will host this year's edition of the Concacaf Under-15 Championship, the first regional championship held by the confederation for young men at this level. Twenty-five teams from across the region will participate in the event, to be held at four different venues on Grand Cayman from August 14-25. (CMC)