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Guinness Street Football set to take over St Mary

Published:Saturday | May 9, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Contributed Scenes during the Guinness Street Football Challenge at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, St James on Sunday.

The Hi-Lo Complex in Port Maria, St Mary, will be the next stop on the Guinness Street Football Challenge trail tomorrow. The teams will be competing to win the doubled prize of $200,000, the title of parish champion and a chance to represent Jamaica in the regional finals, among other prizes.

The Golden Boot prize of $20,000 will be awarded to the player who scores the most goals and there will also be a chance to take home the Star Jugglaz prize of $5,000, plus gifts courtesy of sponsors Gatorade and Guinness, to a lucky spectator.

The Guinness Street Football Challenge has been contributing tremendously to the development of the communities in which it has hosted its competition and the feedback has been overwhelming. The previous parish competitions have set the bar and expectations for the St Mary matches are high.

"We are overwhelmed with the support we have received thus far and we are confident that we will continue to deliver nothing but the best street football and an amazing experience that only Guinness is known for," said Anguin, Guinness brand manager.

Kamal Powell, senior sponsorship and development manager at Digicel, who are part of the sponsorship team, is also pleased to be a part of the activities.

"So far, the Guinness Street Football has been an exciting initiative and we're very pleased with the kind of support that this has received from the communities right across Jamaica," Powell said.

"The development of sports and community continue to be high on our list of priorities at Digicel and we're very happy to be on board with this venture as it's more than just an opportunity for us to interact with our customers face to face. This also gives us the chance to see up-and-coming local sports talent at first hand," he added.

Registration will commence at 8 a.m. sharp and will run until 1 p.m., with match time scheduled for 2 p.m.