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Ramble Hill seven-a-side football league kicks off

Thursday, September 07, 2017

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Jamaica Labour Party councillor for the Spring Gardens Division in St James, Dwight “Debo” Crawford, has initiated the Ramble Hill Seven-a-Side Football Competition, which kicked off at the Bogue playing field with a triple-header on Sunday.

Crawford explained that the competition was crafted to mitigate violence in Bogue Hill and surrounding communities, which he believes will subsequently prevent the intervention of a zone of special operation.

“It's our way against having to engage the use of special operations in our community, so what we have basically done is to engage the young guys in the community to start a seven-a-side football competition,” Crawford told the Jamaica Observer West.

“Basically it has been put together as means of mitigating the erosion of the community.”

He explained that the competition is a joint effort between himself and community leaders.

Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force stationed in St James are among the 12 teams participating in the league.

The councillor also revealed plans to invite the Jamaica Defence Force to enter a team in the tournament for which games are scheduled until Sunday, October 22.

Crawford said that so far he is impressed with the organisation of the competition for which he has put up a total of $150,000 in prizes.

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