Mayor sees football as unifying force


Mayor of May Pen, Councillor Milton Brown, has called for more corporate support for community football competitions, noting that the game has proven to be a unifying force for challenged communities.
“It is evident that when football is played widely we have less problems in the community than we would normally have as.we are having a social benefit from the playing of the game,” he stated.
The Mayor was a addressing the recent award ceremony of the Jamalco Football League held at the Halse Hall Great House in Clarendon.
Administrative Director of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS), Ian Andrews, advised the youngsters not to neglect academics, even as they participated in sports. “Go back to school, read books, get training and acquire skills; don’t let other people or things distract you,” he urged.
A total of 17 from the parish participated in the competition, which was staged at a cost of $1.5 million. New Bowens walked away with the top cash prize of $150,000 and a trophy.

JIS Social