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ASCO Netball Competition gains sponsorship

ASCO Netball Competition gains sponsorship


Karibbean Tires have come forward to assist the Ashburton Sports and Cultural Organisation in its 2011 Netball Competition, which opened last Sunday at the Gomea Methodist School hard court.{{more}}

Bearing the good news was Cecil Mc Kie, Parliamentary Representative for West St. George.

Mc Kie, who is also the Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment, disclosed that the organizers need not worry about the trophies for the competition, as they have been secured, with Karibean Tires bearing the cost.

McKie, who once held the portfolio of Minister of Sports, said that he is prepared to maintain for a long time the partnership forged with ASCO.

Apart from McKie, Director of Physical Education and Sports Nelson Hillocks brought solidarity greetings from his Department.

Long standing President of ASCO Dennisford Foster outlined some of the plans of the organisation for the upcoming year.

Fifteen teams divided in two divisions are in search of the trophies at stake. The organizers this year have been forced to dump the Division 3 because not many teams have qualified for this division.

Among the top teams are defending Division One league winners ASCO One and CC’s Crystals which captured the 2010 Knock Out title in that division.

In the 2010 edition, which was completed earlier this year because of General Elections and a decline in interest, A J Block Making Ian Allen Secret Clickers, first time entrants, claimed the Division Two League and Knock Out titles.

Division 3, League and Knock Out titles were won by Nice Radio Clinchers.

Also competing this year are the entire ASCO clan: ACO Inc One, ASCO Inc. Two, ASCO Inc. Veterans, ASCO Inc. Four, Petroleum Services ASCO Inc. Five, Nice Radio Clinchers One, Pine Hill Dairy Clinchers Two, Ministry Of Transport and Works, Vita Malt Maple, Sea Operations Nar Fren Dem, Pace Setters and Yanja Young Strugglers.

When it was judgment time last Sunday, it was Ministry of Transport and Works which was adjudged the Best Dressed Team on show, and Nar Fren Dem secured the Best Banner Award.

Two Division One matches were also played last Sunday. Male outfit Pace Setters defeated Maple, 61-43, and ASCO One emerged winners over Yanja Young Strugglers, 37-34.(RT)