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Published:Saturday | October 4, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Member of Parliament for Central Manchester Peter Bunting (centre) throws up the ball to signal the start of the 2014 Central Manchester development netball competition at May Day High School. Mandeville All Stars' LeAnn Webb (left) and Royal Flat's Khadene Denton challenge for the tip-off, while umpire Jermaine Thomas (right) looks on.-Photo by Richard Bryan
Lisa Smith (left) battles to the finish line with Rudolph Morrison of Fitness Warriors, as they approach the Portmore College of Construction Services (HEART) in Portmore, St Catherine, during the George Lee Foundation 5K Road Race last Sunday, September 28.-Anthony Minott/Freelance Photographer
Radio personality Jennifer 'Jenny Jenny' Small shares a moment with Leon Thomas, acting Mayor of Portmore, during the George Lee Foundation 5K Road Race at the Portmore College of Construction Services (HEART) in Portmore, St Catherine, last Sunday.-Anthony Minott/Freelance Photographer
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Pre-World Cup benefit shoot

The Manchester Rifle and Pistol club will host its specially arranged Pre-World Cup shoot tomorrow at its Lincoln range in Mandeville.

It is a the final opportunity to see at least three members of Jamaica's team to the upcoming International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) world shoot trade shots, as well as make their final local preparations before making the trip to the United States, where the games will be held between October 13 and 18.

Veteran Anthony Johnson, Lenny Moulton and Orville Henriques are expected to be the main attraction.

The match will feature eight stages with a round count of 120. All of the stages will copy those already being previewed for the World Shoot, which will be a whopping 36 stages.

Last weekend, a similar match was held at the Woodleigh range in May Pen. Henriques easily won the Limited division, with Johnson taking the Open section.

The range will be open from 9 a.m., with shooting expected to begin 10:30 am.


Central Manchester development leagues

The Central Manchester constituency sports development programme kicked off last weekend at May Day High School with a netball competition.

Main sponsor and patron, Member of Parliament Peter Bunting, was on hand to welcome the teams and declare the tournament open. Despite a scaled down competition due to a late start, it was well supported and there was plenty of action on the court.

The netball competition will enter its final phase, starting tomorrow, at the Comfort playing field, starting at 11 a.m.

Unlike netball, football will have a full league. In fact, the competition will kick tomorrow with three games. The first is at 1 p.m., the second at 3 p.m. and the feature at 6 p.m. This is the first year that football games will be played under lights.


New Manchester FA general secretary

The Manchester Football Association (MFA) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) last Monday at the RADA office. Though it was not a voting one, the meeting effected changes to the compilation of the executive.

Clarence Jackson, who has been acting for the last few months, was was confirmed in the position of general secretary, replacing Dudley Powell who had resigned.

Danny Senior of Hillstars and Damion James, son of former Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, Tony James, were given spots on the general executive.

In discussions at the AGM, clubs were quite complimentary of the sponsorship portfolio, especially as it relates to youth football. There were, however, concerns expressed about the quality of senior clubs.


Hundreds run at George Lee Foundation 5K

Scores of Portmore residents, both young and old, participated in the inaugural George Lee Foundation 5K Road Race at the Portmore College of Construction Services (HEART) last Sunday.

Dover Lawrence, who represented Sun City Radio, covered the course in 20 minutes, 11 seconds to take the men's title ahead of Gregory Young (unattached), 20 minutes, 14 seconds and Jermaine Edwards (unattached), 20 minutes, 18 seconds for third.

Steven Allen, who ran 22 minutes, .05 seconds for sixth, was the best placed runner for the Portmore Municipal Council (PMC), which had a large contingent of participants.

Dana Thomas, 14, of Bridgeport High, took the female category in 26 minutes, 21 seconds, to beat the challenge of Taneil Thomas (Portsmouth Primary), who stopped the clock at 28 minutes, 22 seconds and third-placed Allison Sutherland (28 minutes, 41 seconds) of the Book and Stationery Place.

The late George Lee, the first elected Mayor of Portmore, died one year now. The event is geared to celebrate his legacy and raise funds for a Senior

Citizens Recreational Centre, among other initiatives.


Portmore Domino League tomorrow

Leaders Portmore Lane Tigers (28 points) travel to fourth-place Waterford United (14 points), at their home ground, Gem's Bar, located along Waterford Parkway, as action in the Jamaica Domino Federation Portmore 'Mental' Domino League returns tomorrow, with a full slate of games.

In other matches scheduled, second-to-last Memory Lane (seven points) from Third World in Waterford host sixth-placed Naggo Head (nine points), second-placed Passagefort United (21 points) entertain fifth-placed Ken's Wildflower (10 points) at Myrtle Way, Old Passagefort, while third-placed Garveymeade (17) are home against last-placed Portsmouth (three points) at Garveymeade Sports Club. All matches are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.


Braeton 'Gully League' to honour George Lee

The organisers of this year's Braeton Phase Three Gully League will pay tribute to the late George Lee, a former sponsor and Mayor of Portmore. This was disclosed by Orville 'Chippy' Irons, the founder of the event. The event will have two categories, an Under-15 section, for which entries will be free and an adult category, with an entry fee of $1000 per team.

The competition is set to kick off about seven o'clock on Heroes' Day, Monday, October 20. The aim of this year's competition is to engage young, unattached youth in a spirited, but friendly competition to aid in identifying talent for the Braeton Phase Three Football Club.


Rum Bar Football Sundayz

The popular Rum Bar Rum Football Sundayz continues tomorrow with a full slate of games at Coal Ground, Spanish Town.

At 11:30 a.m., Sewell Squad take on Neverland Strikers, House A Roots tackle Out a Road at 12:30 p.m, Clean Money challenge Police at 1:30 p.m., Fire Brigade play Crystal Palace at 2:30 p.m., D&P F&M versus Correctional Services at 3:30 p.m., while at 4:30 p.m., Spanish Town will battle Nugent Street Strikers.


INSPORTS Portmore football, netball

The Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Portmore Primary netball and football competitions are set to start at the end of October.

The netball league tips off on October 28 at Kensington Primary, commencing at 10:00 a.m., while the football will kick off on October 31 at Portsmouth Primary, also at 10:00 a.m.

Greater Portmore are the reigning netball champions, while Bridgeport copped the football title last season.

Lawrence, Hall win

Mixed pair Lance Lawrence and Serita Hall walked away with The Jamaica Domino Federation/Ken's Wildflower pairs title at Ken's Wildflower Sports Bar & Lounge last Sunday.

Lawrence and Hall collected a first prize of $25,000. Second went to the pair of Rohan Megghoe and Fred Thomas, who pocketed $15,000.