Boys' Town week ends with cricket, football matches
A week of activities to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of Boys' Town will come to a close with a T20 cricket match and an Entertainers, Masters and Celebrity football match at the sports clubs' Collie Smith Drive base today.
Boys' Town was founded as a Christian project in 1940 by Reverend Father Hugh Sherlock for the young people in Kingston's Trench Town community and has grown to be one of the most successful clubs, equally known for its successes in sports and social outreach.
They have won the football national league title on three occasions — 1984, 1986 and 1989.
Celebrities Rudolph Speid, David Lalor, Jah Micks, Nesbeth, Ricardo 'Bibi' Gardner, Wayne Marshall, Lukie D, Tony Curtis, Chris Martin, Lincoln Taffe, Marvin Chin, Aidonia, Kirk Williams, Andrew Hines, Alvin Shaw, Adrian Pitter, Audley Boyd and his more famous brother Walter Boyd, will participate in the football match.
The institution includes basic and all-age schools, HEART Training Institute, along with the cricket and football clubs.
Boys' Town has produced stalwarts and outstanding individuals in the fields of sports, music, commerce and industry, to name a few.
These include famous cricketer Collie Smith, entertainers Bob Marley, Leroy Sibbles and Ken Boothe and a host of outstanding Jamaicans in Gladstone Robinson, Raymond Forrest, Churchill Neita, Locksley Comrie, Tappa Zukie, Ity and Fancy Cat, Patrick Anderson, Junior Lincoln and Andrew Price.
Just last week, Boys' Town lost one of its footballing stalwarts in Herbert 'Dago' Gordon.