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Published:Saturday | July 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Kamal Powell (second right), Digicel’s senior sponsorship and development manager (right), presents tablets to St Lucia’s Veterans after winning the Guinness Street Football Challenge Caribbean title at the Urban Development Corporation car park at Kingston’s waterfront, downtown, last Sunday night. Also sharing the moment is Gareth Geddes (right), Guinness regional manager.


Jamaica Domino Premier League to start soon


Registration of clubs for the 2015-16 Jamaica Domino Premier League closes on Sunday, July 12, coinciding with the launch at the Melbourne Cricket Club, Courtney Walsh Boulevard, that same afternoon at 3:00 p.m.. The competition is affiliated to the Jamaica Domino Council Association.

Teams are invited to enter from the parishes of Kingston and St Andrew, St Catherine and Clarendon. Registration of clubs takes place at 46 East Street, downtown Kingston, from 11:00 a.m. To 4:30 p.m. at $7,000 per club.


Grace Canning make winning start in BH basketball


Defending division one champions, Grace Canning, made a winning start in the Business House three-on-three basketball competition on Monday, defeating Seprod 40-37 at the Stadium Courts.

In other division one matches played on Monday's opening day of the competition, last year's beaten finalists, Sagicor 'A' beat former division two champions, The Gleaner, 27-24, Sagicor 'B' drubbed Supreme Ventures Limited 25-15, Accent clipped Guardsman 25-24, Xerox beat National Commercial Bank (NCB) 19-13, National Housing Trust (NHT) defeated Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) 37-18 and Courts got by Aerotel 29-11.

On Wednesday, Sagicor 'A' had a close 39-26 win over Guardsman, Grace Canning also made it two in a row with a 23-19 win over VMBS, The Gleaner defeated Digicel 28-23, Police beat Bank of Jamaica (BoJ) 16-13, NHT beat NCB 28-24, Seprod beat Xerox 22-18, Industrial Commercial Developments (ICD) clipped Pepsi 34-33, Courts drubbed Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) 29-9, Sagicor 'B' beat Financial Services Commission (FSC) 28-13, Aerotel beat CariMed 35-27, Urban Development Corporation (UDC) stopped KPMG 38-27 and Supreme Ventures clipped Baking Company 16-14.

Meanwhile, BoJ won the dress parade last Monday, ahead of Xerox. The competition continues on Monday evening at the Stadium Courts, with The Gleaner up against Guardsman.


Waterford Basic win Little League


Waterford Basic School completed a dream first year in the Little League as they came out 2-0 victors over Aintree in the final of the INSPORTS/ Chubby Little League football competition at Ferdie Neita Park on Thursday.

Goals from Joaquin Bryan (seventh minute) and Jahmarie Nolan (15th) propelled Waterford to their historic win. Despite the loss, Aintree Basic had the most outstanding girl in the competition in Shuckeelia Hamilton. In the battle for third place, Ascot, through a ninth minute goal from Travis Williams, beat Child Plus 1-0. Jamaica Beverages, through their Chubby drink, was the main sponsor.


Ballaz camp starts Monday


The 2015 edition of the much-talked-about Ballaz Football Camp will commence on Monday at the Football Factory, 77 Shortwood,Road, St Andrew.

Activities commence at 9 a.m. with a morning session. The session ends at noon. The afternoon session starts at 1 p.m. and ends 4 p.m. Week one ends on Friday, July 10. Week two runs from Monday July 13-Friday, July 17. Fee for both weeks is $1,2000.

Former Jamaica College and Waterhouse footballer, Andre Virtue, and his team, will put players of different skill levels through various drills to enhance their capabilities and build self esteem and confidence.

"It's going to be a great time of fun and football for the kids," said Virtue. "We are here to get your kids loving and improving their game. It's all about them and taking them to the next level.


Edgewater are the overwhelming favourites


Defending champions Edgewater FC are the overwhelming favourites to qualify as the semi-finals of the East Central St Catherine Constituency-sponsored Portmore Under-15 Football League takes centre stage this afternoon at Cedar Grove playing field.

Top seed Edgewater, which ended their first round fixtures on maximum 21 points, face fourth seed Watson Grove at 1 p.m., a team they defeated 3-1 in their preliminary round match, while at 3 p.m., Naggo Head take on Cumberland.

The final will be played at a date to be announced. Only two games were possible last week, as Edgewater blanked Cumberland 3-0 and Watson Grove defeated Westport 2-0 to secure the fourth and final semi-final spot.


Sixteen confirmed for Portmore U-17 League


Sixteen teams are confirmed for the 2015 season of the Pines Imaging Centre-sponsored Portmore Under-17 Football League.

Action gets under way tomorrow with a uniform parade and opening games at the Cedar Grove playing field. The Uniform parade will be at noon and will be highlighted by a meet-and-greet with the sponsors, while at 1 p.m., defending champions Edgewater take on Watson Grove at 3 p.m. Cedar Grove play East Portmore Portals.