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    • Seventeen communities will participate in the Liv Gud/Goals 4 Life Inter-Community Football Competition, from January 31 to February 29.
    • The competition, which features teams from St. Catherine, Kingston and St Andrew, was launched on Friday, January 31, at Breezy Castle Football Field in Downtown Kingston.
    • It is part of the Ministry of National Security’s ‘Liv Gud’ Campaign, which is a call to action for Jamaicans to take a stand against anything that violates good living, and to stand against all forms of crime and criminal activity.

    Seventeen communities will participate in the Liv Gud/Goals 4 Life Inter-Community Football Competition, from January 31 to February 29.

    The competition, which features teams from St. Catherine, Kingston and St Andrew, was launched on Friday, January 31, at Breezy Castle Football Field in Downtown Kingston.

    It is part of the Ministry of National Security’s ‘Liv Gud’ Campaign, which is a call to action for Jamaicans to take a stand against anything that violates good living, and to stand against all forms of crime and criminal activity.

    Speaking at the launch, Chief Technical Director in the Ministry of National Security, Shauna Trowers, highlighted the value of sports to developing positive life skills.

    “Sports is an excellent way to come together and we are in full support of the Liv Gud competition and the opportunities it presents for these communities and their members,” she added.

    The Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III is partnering with the Ministry to implement the competition, which officially kicked off with two matches on January 31 with Tower Hill playing Ellerslie Garden, while Greendale competed against Greater Brown’s Town.

    Speaking at the launch, CSJP III Programme Manager, Orville Simmonds, encouraged participating teams to “kick weh bad living.”

    “This competition is not just about football, it is also about life skills, because most of you have learnt about values in the life skill sessions. Set positive goals that make you work harder and that is what we want to see out of this competition,” he added.

    The finals will be played on Saturday, February 29, at the Breezy Castle football field. The activities of that day will include: the final playoff, an opportunity fair and concert.

    The participating communities are: Greendale (St Catherine), Greater Brown’s Town (Kingston), Tower Hill (Kingston), Ellerslie Garden (St. Catherine), Central Downtown (Kingston), Drewsland (St. Andrew), Kencot (St. Andrew), Trench Town (St. Andrew), Central Village (St. Catherine), Fletcher’s Land (Kingston), Mountain View (St. Andrew), Waterhouse (St. Andrew), Tawes Meadows (St. Catherine), Greater Allman Town (Kingston), Parade Gardens (Kingston), Homestead (St. Catherine) and Gordon Pen (St. Catherine).

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