H View for CONCACAF U-13 Champions League
Harbour View FC will represent Jamaica in the inaugural Scotiabank CONCACAF Under-13 Champions League. The youth showpiece will be held at the Cruz Azul Acoxpa Stadium in Mexico, August 4-8.
In announcing Harbour View's selection at Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Football Academy, at the University of the West Indies Mona yesterday, the JFF's director of football, Vin Blaine, commended Scotiabank for this initiative to help develop football in Jamaica.
"Travelling to Mexico is special as they are the top CONCACAF team," Blaine who is also a Harbour View FC technical director said.
While the squad will play under the Harbour View banner players have been drawn from other KSAFA-based clubs. The 16-member squad will be coached by Noel McClaren with Sydney McFarlane as his assistant. The team captain is Rojaughn Joseph.
As title sponsors of the Gold Cup, the Champions League and the Caribbean Nations Cup, Scotiabank has now turned its attention to youth development.
"One of Scotiabank's core mandates is to support the development of youth through sport," regional marketing director at Scotiabank, Heather Goldson, said. "The Scotiabank CONCACAF kid's Champions League allows us to remain true to our drive to encourage youth development," she added.
Meanwhile, Kingston and St Andrew Football (KSAFA) president, Ambassador Stewart Stevenson said: "I know Harbour View. They always give of their best and I expect excellent performances," he stressed.
The eight clubs in the championship are CD Chatelango of El Salvador; Herediano (Costa Rica); Chepo FC (Panama); Harbour View FC (Jamaica); Montreal Impact (Canada); DC United (United States); Toluca FC (Mexico); Aguilas UAS (Mexico).