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Football talent spotted in jail


Some of this country’s football talents were hidden away, somewhere. But they were found. Where? There were unearthed, when the Department of Sports and Physical Education, in association with the authorities at Her Majesty’s Prisons, staged the Inter-Correctional Institution Football Competition.{{more}}

The competition concluded last week Friday at the Victoria Park, after two weeks of intense rivalry, at that venue, and at the Grammar School Playing Field.

Associated stopped Chapel from doing the treble, outclassing them in the Final, 4-1. It took some magic and deft skill by the inmates of Associated, marshalled by midfielder Joel Marquis.

Associated goals came from a brace from Perry Matthews, and single strikes from Gerald Whittington and Marquis. Chapel’s consolation goal came from Roland Jack.

Marquis was the obvious choice of Most Valuable Player of the competition.

Earlier that day, B Block took the third place, thrashing C Block 9-0. Gary Williams hit a hat trick, and took his tally to ten goals, earning him the Most Goals award. Assisting in B Block’s onslaught was Whitney Williams, also with a hat trick. Esron Frederick added two, and Wilford Woodley, the other.

Chapel won both the Table Tennis and Softball Cricket Competitions. The other discipline was the female table tennis, which was won by Solandra Horne, who defeated Kelly Ann Gilkes in the final.

The females were also engaged in a netball match against a YES workers team, with the latter triumphing.

The male inmates were set to have an Athletics Fun Day yesterday, Thursday, which would have been the final event of the second such series of Games, which form part of the institution’s Rehabilitation Programme.

The first was held last year, but ended prematurely. (RT)