Eurotrend ex­tend hold on SFP Six-a-Side ti­tle

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

DE­FEND­ING CHAM­PI­ONS Eurotrend re­tained their ti­tle and made his­tory at the fourth stag­ing of 2016 Shelly-Ann FraserPryce Six-a-Side Foot­ball Com­pe­ti­tion in her na­tive com­mu­nity of Water­house.

Eurotrend be­came the first team to win the ti­tle twice, and in suc­ces­sive fash­ion, as they de­feated first-time fi­nal­ists Ashoka 2-0, in the fi­nal on Sun­day.

Kevin Ro­man and Kamoy Simp­son got the goals for Eurotrend, who also earned $200,000 in prize money, with Ashoka bag­ging $100,000 for their ef­forts.

An­dre Hick­ling scored for Miles in their 1-0 vic­tory over Hen­ley for third place, which gave them a $70,000 prize with the Hen­ley earn­ing $50,000 for fourth place.

LEAD­ING SCORER

The com­pe­ti­tion started on Oc­to­ber 1, with 20 teams di­vided into five zones, end­ing with a to­tal of fifty-four 54 goals in the 38 matches played.

Other win­ners were: lead­ing goalscorer, An­dre Hick­ling, whose four goals gave him the lead­ing goal scorer award. Eurotrend’s Kamoy Simp­son was named Most Valu­able Player, while named Ashoka’sBest De­fender, Ral­ston all Len­non­three re­ceiv­ing­was cell phones from Dig­i­cel. An­gola Strik­ers won the Dress Pa­rade, and Miles re­ceived the award for Most Dis­ci­plined Team.

There were two special awards of a $25,000 ed­u­ca­tional schol­ar­ship from spon­sor San­merna Pa­per Prod­ucts, to Gawayne Henry of Hen­ley, who at­tends Maths Un­lim­ited, and Stephen Payne of Miles, who at­tends St Mary’s Col­lege. Spon­sors and guests in at­ten­dance in­cluded Jermaine Brown of Wisynco, Robert White of San­merna, Mar­lon Walker of GraceKennedy, ath­letes Elaine Thomp­son, Nester Carter and Ju­lian Forte, Bruce James of MVP, for­mer Reg­gae Boy Ian ‘Pepe’ Good­i­son, and Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment Anthony Hyl­ton.

Fraser-Pryce was ex­tremely pleased with the event and un­der­scored her com­mit­ment to giv­ing back to her com­mu­nity.

“I would like to thank my spon­sors, who have given me great sup­port, my or­gan­is­ing team for the hard work, the play­ers for pro­vid­ing the en­ter­tain­ment and con­duct­ing them­selves in a re­spon­si­ble man­ner, UWI’s med­i­cal team, and the com­mu­nity for be­ing here ev­ery week. This has made us a bet­ter fam­ily. I now look for­ward to my next project of the chil­dren’s treat on De­cem­ber 27, as I will al­ways give back to this com­mu­nity who have sup­ported me over the years,” FraserPryce said.

Ti­tle spon­sor was Nike, along with Dig­i­cel and GraceKennedy, for whom Fraser-Pryce is a brand am­bas­sador. Wisynco, through their prod­uct Wata, Tank-Weld Met­als, Sagi­cor Bank, San­merna Pa­per Prod­ucts Lim­ited, Main Event, Toy­ota, and the Na­tional Com­mer­cial Bank Foun­da­tion.

CON­TRIB­UTED

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (right) presents the MVP tro­phy and a phone from Dig­i­cel to Kamoy Simp­son of Eurotrend af­ter his team’s 2-0 win in the fi­nal against Ashoka in the SFP Six-a-Side foot­ball Comep­ti­tion in Water­house on Sun­day.

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