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Marriaqua Association Hosts Sports Awards


Javar Francis, Adolph Ottley, Maxine James and Sonia Oliver were the four top awardees, as the Marriaqua Sports Association held its Second Annual Sports Awards Ceremony last Saturday night.

Francis was named the Junior Footballer of the Year. Francis captured the Best Defender award in the Under-17 Division.

Ottley took the Senior Footballer of the Year and the Best Defender in the Premier Division. {{more}}

James, a formidable Wing Defence of M-PESCO, was adjudged the Junior Netballer of the Year and Oliver, the senior award. Oliver also collected the Best Shooter’s prize. Her accuracy propelled RSVG Police to both the knock out and league titles.

Avonelle Richardson of Police was voted the Best Defensive Player on the netball court. Cadissa Cordice collected the trophy for the best mid court player. She was also voted the Most Promising Player, Bernadette Matthews -the player who adhered to punctuality.

The football awards saw national striker Alwyn “Parpy” Guy for the umpteenth time was the leading goal scorer in the Premier Division. Nicholas Ottley took the award of Best Midfielder, Raynan Franklyn, the striker showing the most promise, and Raffique Joe the Best Goalkeeper .

In the First Division Marlon Scrubb of Revolution took the Best Goalkeeper accolade. Danny Allen, Paul Tesheira, and Amon Bascombe secured the prizes for Best Defender, Best Midfielder and Most Promising striker respectively.

Mike Browne was the Best Defender, Jamal John-Best Goalkeeper and Mickel Mapp -the Most Promising Striker among the Under-17. The night also had the Feature Speaker Desmond Morgan leaving those present at the Marriaqua Community Centre pondering.

He felt that athletes here should be fully remunerated for their efforts and concluded they should be equated with the other traditional professions.