Young ballers to experience high-energy football

Saturday, November 25, 2017

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Ten of the Portmore United Under-13 footballers who left the island earlier this year for Mexico to play in the Scotiabank CONCACAF U-13 Champions League will be on the sidelines today at the final of the FLOW Super Cup, courtesy of Scotiabank.

They will be doing ballboy duties in the match which will be hotly contested between St Elizabeth Technical High School and Kingston College.

According to Hope McMillan Canaan, manager of public and corporate affairs at Scotiabank, “the decision was taken give the boys an opportunity to see first-hand what it is like to play in a high-stakes football match. It was also done to keep them interested in the sport since their season finished some time ago”. She said that ball-boy duties are important to keep the game moving in case the balls go into touch. The boys will therefore need to be focused on the game at all times in order to do a good job.

She also said that since the team came back from Mexico, the bank had tried to get them involved in various activities, including the World Beach Clean-up Day activities in Portmore in September. This was done to help them to become environmentally aware and to take responsibility for their physical space.

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