JN hails Jackie Bell KO teams’ com­mit­ment

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Marc Stamp Gleaner Writer

JA­MAICA NA­TIONAL Bank will con­tinue its com­mit­ment to the Kingston and St Andrew Football As­so­ci­a­tion (KSAFA) through JN Visa spon­sor­ship of the Jackie Bell Knock­out com­pe­ti­tion.

“We have an on­go­ing com­mit­ment to the de­vel­op­ment of young peo­ple, so we will con­tinue to spon­sor the Jackie Bell com­pe­ti­tion,” Michael Collins, JN Bank sales de­vel­op­ment and train­ing spe­cial­ist, an­nounced dur­ing the JN Visa-KSAFA Jackie Bell pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony at the Al­ta­mont Court Ho­tel in New Kingston last Thurs­day night.

“We have got­ten favourable re­sponses from the pub­lic as a re­sult of our in­volve­ment with the Jackie Bell com­pe­ti­tion,” he added.

Collins said the teams showed pro­fes­sion­al­ism dur­ing the com­pe­ti­tion, which started last De­cem­ber and ended in April. He added that the of­fi­cials and ad­min­is­tra­tors were ef­fi­cient in do­ing their jobs, so they are look­ing for­ward to what he de­scribes as an­other great sea­son.

Pres­i­dent of KSAFA Wayne Shaw ex­pressed grat­i­tude to the ti­tle spon­sors and all the as­so­ciate spon­sors of the Jackie Bell com­pe­ti­tion, which was named in honour of the late Winthorpe ‘Jackie’ Bell, who died dur­ing the World Cup in Mex­ico in 1986. The com­pe­ti­tion started in 1987.

He also thanked the Bell fam­ily for their con­tin­ued sup­port of the top Cor­po­rate Area knock­out com­pe­ti­tion, which saw 32 clubs par­tic­i­pat­ing.

Tivoli Gar­dens, who de­feated Cav­a­lier SC 3-0 in the fi­nal on April 19 at Con­stant Spring Com­plex, walked away with the win­ning tro­phy and $400,000. Cav­a­lier re­ceived $250,000 for sec­ond place, while Bar­bican earned $150,000 for third place, and Waterhouse re­ceived $100,000 for fourth place.

Ryan Miller and St Ge­orge’s Col­lege school­boy star Alex Mar­shall were joint lead­ing goalscor­ers with five goals apiece. Ju­nior McGre­gor of Tivoli Gar­dens won the Most Valu­able Player award; Cav­a­lier copped the Fair Play Award; Tivoli’s Brian Rose was man­ager of the year; and Damion Gordon of Tivoli was coach of the year.


Tivoli Gar­dens’ Ju­nior McGre­gor (right) re­ceives his Most Valu­able Player award from Kingston and St Andrew Football As­so­ci­a­tion (KSAFA) pres­i­dent Wayne Shaw (cen­tre), while Howard ‘Juicy’ Bell looks on at the JN Visa-KSAFA Jackie Bell pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony at the Al­ta­mont Court in New Kingston last Thurs­day night.

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