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Schools’ Football Competition reaches Quarter Finals

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The Coca Cola Secondary Schools Football Competition has reached the quarter finals stage.{{more}}

Held over from last school term because of a confluence of circumstances, the competition is set to resume today.

In the Under-16 Division, the Dr. JP Eustace Memorial faces Emmanuel High School Mespo at the Sion Hill Playing Field; Thomas Saunders Secondary engages the Sandy Bay Secondary; and at Campden Park, the 2009 winners, the Campden Park Secondary takes on the Petit Bordel Secondary.

The other quarter final match-up pits the Central Leeward Secondary against the St. Martin’s Secondary on Monday, at the Layou Playing Field.

Likewise, there are quarter final matches fixtured in the Under-21 Division.

The Georgetown Secondary meets the Bequia Community High at the Victoria Park, with the Central Leeward Secondary meeting the West St. George Secondary at Layou; the Dr. JP Eustace Memorial battles the Petit Bordel Secondary at Campden Park, and reigning champions, the Bequia Seventh Day Adventist, opposes the George Stephens Secondary at the Victoria Park.

Following today’s and Monday’s quarter finals, the winners advance to the semi finals slated for next Wednesday, January 19.

The third place play off for both divisions is scheduled for Friday, January 21.

The Finals of both divisions take place on Sunday, January 23, at the Victoria Park, with the Under-16 set for 2:30 pm, and the Under-21, carded for a 4:30 pm kick off.

The winner of the Under-21 will be laying hands for the first time on the Irvine Carr Challenge, which in recognition of his contribution to schools’ Football for many years.

Carr, through his business outlet JG Agencies, was the sponsor of the competition for many years.

The hosting of the finals represents a paradigm shift in operations over the past decades.

Though not a novel one, many current footballers have never experienced such a shift, as they have been accustomed to the finals being played on a Friday.

The last documented hosting of a schools’ Football final played on a Sunday dates back to 1981, between the St. Martin’s Secondary and the then Barrouallie Secondary. (RT)

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