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Holy Family Primary footballers for Concacaf Gold Cup final

Friday, January 18, 2019

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Holy Family Primary School winning football team will travel to Chicago, Illinois in July for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness first-hand the final of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup Championship. Scotiabank and Concacaf launched a new invitational youth tournament in four countries in the Caribbean — Jamaica, Barbados, The Bahamas and Trinidad & Tobago that was held in the latter part of last year.

Concacaf has embarked on a new way to develop kids' football for boys and girls ages 10-11, from various preparatory and primary schools who had the opportunity to compete in a tournament which was geared towards instilling the lifelong values that football promotes. These include integrity, teamwork, hard work, leadership, healthy lifestyle and respect among the country's youth. The grass-roots football programme also gave the junior referees a chance to train and develop their skills under the guidance of senior referees in the programme.

Holy Family Primary, who were undefeated since day one of the competition, racked up 29 goals from their 10 games.

The inaugural Scotiabank/Concacaf NextPlay Cup final matchup had Holy Family Primary and Emmanuel Christian Academy vying for the title with Holy Family edging a 2-1 victory. Zaire Douse and an own goal by Ethan Brown provided the goals for the victors, while Aaron Lee replied for Emmanuel Christian Academy.

The top-scoring girl was Ereisha Robinson, and the joint top-scoring boys were Romario Campbell of the Holy Family Primary and Kevon Sibbles from Rousseau Primary.

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