Miles wins Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce community football tourney

By December 03, 2018
Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce presenting the winner's cheque to the Miles team that was winning the competition for the first time. Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce presenting the winner's cheque to the Miles team that was winning the competition for the first time.

It was a case of third time lucky for Miles, as they won the sixth staging of the Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce six-a-side football competition on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Foska Oval, in Waterhouse.

Alex Gardener got the all-important goal in the 25th minute as Miles defeated Youths 1-0. Miles lost both the 2014 and 2015 finals.

Dussy Park/Ewarton had a 2-1 victory over Malhatra for third place.

Miles earned cash incentive of just over US$1000 while Youths walked away with just over US$600. Dussy Park/Ewarton got just underUS$400 for their efforts.

Dussy Park/Ewarton won the Most Disciplined Team award and had earlier won the Dress Parade when the competition began in October.

Trey Salmon of the winning team was voted the Most Valuable Player while his teammate Kevon Thomas was adjudged the Best Defender. Nicholas Nelson of Youths was the leading goal scorer with six goals.

“The league has grown so much to now include a team from Ewarton, St. Catherine, and one from upper Red Hills Road. The players and community members have shown great sportsmanship and our match days have created a platform for people from different corners to relate to each other,” said the two-time Olympic champion who grew up in the impoverished Waterhouse community.

“Thanks to my many sponsors and I now look forward to my next two projects, which are the annual children’s treat on Wednesday, December 26, and the 5K road race on Saturday, January 19, 2019.”

Nike, Digicel, GraceKennedy, Wisynco, JWN Foundation and Red Bull were all sponsors for the tournament that has helped maintain peace within the Waterhouse community.

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