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Wagga Hunt scholarship classic this Saturday

Published:Thursday | August 7, 2014 | 12:00 AM
File photo shows Marguerita Douglas Hall (vice-principal, Kingston College) and Albert Corcho (principal, Calabar High School) among the awardees from both schools at the fifth annual David 'Wagga' Hunt Scholarship Awards presentation, held at the PCJ Auditorium on Saturday, September 14, last year.

Marc Stamp, Gleaner Writer

The annual David 'Wagga' Hunt Scholarship Football Classic will be held at the University of the West Indies playing field at Mona this Saturday with a triple-header.

In the first game, beginning at 1 p.m., Barbican FC will tackle Real Mona to be followed by a Masters clash between UWI Pelicans and Kingston Commissioners, at 3 p.m.

Then the feature game set to start at 4:30 p.m. will see Calabar High up against Kingston College in a build-up to the upcoming Manning Cup schoolboy season.

Former schoolboy and national star, Lenworth 'Teacher' Hyde Sr, will be in charge of KC's team, while veteran coach Bradley Stewart makes a return to Calabar.

Both schools will receive $100,000 each towards preparation for the 2014 schoolboy football season set to commence next month.

The organising committee will once again offer two scholarship to a Grade 8 student from Calabar and KC, valued at $100,000 each. The scholarships will be presented to students who display commendable academic performance and attitude and are also involved in sports or other extracurricular activities, as well as in need of financial assistance.

The scholarships period covers the students from Grades 8 to Grade 13 at a cost of $600,000 each, and covers tuition, books, lunch and other related expenses. To date, 10 scholarships have been awarded and $2 million disbursed over the past five years.

hard working administrator

Hunt, who passed away on October 26, 2007 is a past student and former coach of KC. He also coached Calabar to the Manning Cup title, as well as Meadowbrook High. He is a former Meadhaven United FC Under-17 and national youth coach.

Hunt was described as a hard-working administrator and served as general secretary of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association and the now defunct Minor League Football Association.