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THE urban section of the ISSA/Wata Under-14 and Under-16 football competitions got under way on Thursday with games across the Corporate Area, and St Catherine.
The rural competitions started on Friday.
Defending champions in both categories, Wolmer's Boys' were off to unconvincing starts as they visited Waterford. They were beaten 1-0 in the Under-16 category and drew 2-2 in the Under-14 group.
In other games, St George's College lost 0-4 to Holy Trinity in the Under-14s, and drew 2-2 in the Under-16s to the same school.
There were some postponements on Thursday, but the competition should be back on track in the coming weeks.
Forty-five schools have entered teams and they have been placed in seven groups. Four groups contain six teams and the other three have seven.
The competitions, which provide the bulk of Jamaica's players for the Under-15 and Under-17 national teams, now have a new sponsor, Wisynco Group of companies (through the brand Wata), which has signed on for the next three years.
Richard Thompson (centre) of Herbert
Morrison dribbles by Cornwall College's
Shavon McDonald in their ISSA/Wata Rural
Area Under-14 opening game in Montego
Bay on Friday. Thompson scored as Herbert
Morrison won 3-2.
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