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Eurotrend win Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce six-a-side

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Olympic and World 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (second left) hands over the trophy and cheque for $180,000 to manager Ryan Douglas (fourth left) and his winning team, Eurotrend, after they defeated Miles 1-0 to win the third annual Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce six-a-side football competition in Waterhouse, St Andrew, last Saturday.
Olympian Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (left) and Miss Waterhouse, Shante Gapour, at the dress parade and opening ceremony of the Fraser-Pryce six-a-side League.
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Eurotrend, with a goal from Kemar Bygrave in the 12th minute, defeated Miles to win the third annual Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce six-a-side football competition, which is held at 451 Spanish Town Road in her native Waterhouse community.

Earlier, Varma Rangers defeated defending champions Darkside 9-8 on penalties to claim third place, after playing to a 0-0 scoreline in regulation time.

Bygrave, showing good dribbling skills, picked up a clearance from defence, then went by one Miles defender in their half before powering a low, hard shot to beat the other Miles defender at his far left post.

For their effort, Eurotrend earned the winners' prize of $180,000, while second-place Miles earned $80,000. Varma Rangers earned $50,000, while Darkside got $30,000 for fourth place.

Choppas earned $10,000 for being the Most Disciplined team and Angola Strikers were presented 15,000 for winning the dress parade at the start of the competition.

 

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Bygrave won the leading goalscorer award with four goals, while his teammate Fernando Hunt was voted the competition's Most Valuable Player. Both players were awarded phones courtesy of Digicel.

"It brings me so much joy to see these young men relating to each other on and off the field, especially when former schoolmates talk about the old days, parents and kids sharing family time as the atmosphere fosters friendship," said Fraser-Pryce, the Olympic and World 100m champion.

"The response from the players and the community has been great and I will continue to help them."

Digicel, for whom Fraser-Pryce is an ambassador, is the competition's title sponsor, while GraceKennedy; Wisynco, through their product Wata; Tank-Weld Metals; Sagicor Bank; and the National Commercial Bank Foundation were the other sponsors.