Super ‘STGC’ celebration
"StGC, StGC, StGC, StGC ... a big side."
St George's College's student body and administrative members bellowed loud and clear as they celebrated their latest trophy acquisition, the ISSA-FLOW Super Cup, inside the institution's auditorium at devotion yesterday morning.
Their trophy cabinet houses 46 schoolboy football titles, and there was conviction at the latest celebration that they would add more, with the Walker Cup final still to play and also the Manning Cup semi-finals.
FLOW Sponsorship Manager Stephen Miller presented the dazzling FLOW Super Cup and $1,000,000, while lauding their brand of football.
"I am a football lover, and it's not just the fact that George's won the Super Cup, it's how the man them win," he said.
"We consider the Super Cup the Champions' League of schoolboy football, and you have a certain thing about championship teams like the Real Madrids, Barcelonas and the Man U's. They don't just win, they win and they entertain, and that is what St George's did. They played the best football in the competition; they entertained the crowd," Miller told the audience.
St George's emphatically defeated former champions Jamaica College 4-0 at a packed National Stadium last Saturday.
The school won another major award as its striker, Alex Marshall, won the Golden Boot for his six goals, and will also receive a scholarship grant of $100,000 from FLOW.
Marshall, clearly not the biggest talker, except with the ball at his feet, said: "On behalf of the Manning Cup team, we would like to thank you all for your support. We really appreciate it. Thank you. Love you very much."
He was accompanied by his proud mother.
St George's Old Boys' Association representative Michael Chai said: "I firmly believe that we will be coming here another morning with a different trophy on the podium. I want to thank all those who helped to make this a reality.
"The coaching staff, the sponsors who chipped in, whether with cash or kind, on behalf of the old boys, thanks again for making this a reality," he underlined.
Principal Margaret Campbell expressed gratitude.
"We just want to say we are proud of you, and thank you so much for all that you continue to do for us," she said.
Inspirational captain Shevon Stewart stressed: "We will continue to work hard to make St George's the best team in 2015 and beyond. Greater things are still left to come under the guidance of our coach, Neville Bell."