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Haile Selassie, Donald Quarrie win Multi-Care senior titles

Published:Friday | May 20, 2016 | 5:00 AMMarc Stamp
Debra Pottinger (left) of Kingston Technical High and Akilah Smith of Donald Quarrie High in a tussle for possession during yesterday's Multi-Care Foundation girls' football competition at the Breezy Castle Centre in Kingston. Donald Quarrie emerged winners of the competition.

Haile Selassie High and Donald Quarrie High emerged champions of the Multi-Care Foundation's annual mixed-team basketball and girls' football competitions, respectively, at Breezy Castle Complex in Kingston, yesterday.

On the final day of the two-day event, Donald Quarrie edged Kingston Technical High 1-0 to win the football title in the senior section, and Haile Selassie defeated Kingston Technical High 14-2 in the mixed (girls and boys) basketball final in the senior section.

Both champions walked off with medals presented by Alicia Glasgow-Gentles, executive director of the Multi-Care Foundations and Ann Astwood, Multi-Care Foundation's programme manager.

Coach of Haile Selassie's basketball team Stelvin Thomas was elated that his team came out winners.

"Well, our best team was not here, but the replacements pulled through. Most of the better schools were not present, so it was a bit easier for us," Thomas told The Gleaner, yesterday.

"The players enjoyed the competition, and now they are going back to school with gold medals, so that is rewarding," he added.

Coach of Donald Quarrie's girls' football team Garfield Clarke said it was good for his girls as part of their development in the sport.

"We feel elated about winning. We came with a developmental team and we were able to come out on top, so that augurs well for our programme," Clarke said.

On Wednesday in the junior section, Duhaney Park Primary won the football competition ahead of DuPont Primary and Holy Family Primary. In the basketball competition, Holy Family captured the title over Harbour View Primary and DuPont Primary.