JPS, Sagicor, Port Authority sponsor KSAFA U-13 and U-15
The Jamaica Public Service (JPS), Port Authority of Jamaica and Sagicor Bank are the new sponsors of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Under-13 and Under-15 2016 competitions scheduled to kick off next Tuesday, August 9.
JPS, through its Pay-As-You-Go initiative, has been named title sponsor with a contribution of $400,000 for the season, while Sagicor, who have also invested $400,000, and Port Authority, who handed over $200,000, are associate sponsors of both competitions.
President of KSAFA Ambassador Stewart Stephenson made the announcement during the official launch at the JPS head office in New Kingston yesterday.
"We (KSAFA) welcome three new sponsors to the list of corporate entities. These sponsors bring the total number of sponsors to twenty for the season. This has allowed us to maintain the calibre of corporate entities sponsoring the association for the past two years," Stephenson boasted.
"The Under-13 and 15 competitions are compulsory for all 34 KSAFA clubs. These clubs are based mainly in inner city communities throughout the corporate area and the competitions are designed to provide healthy recreational activity for our young players during the summer," he added.
SUPPORTING YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Tishan Lee, head of marketing at JPS, said that her company is pleased to support youth development, especially through football.
"The competitions foster youth development, and football is a channel to instil discipline and teamwork, which will serve as life lessons. The competition will allow us to engage our customers through the Pay-As-You-Go initiative," Lee said.
The 34 KSAFA clubs have been divided into four groups during the preliminary round of each competition, and, after that, the winners of each group will advance to the semi-finals.
Each semi-finalist will get branded jerseys. The semi-finals and final will be on TVJ and aired in other countries.
The budget for each competition is set at $640,000. The champions will earn $25,000 each and second-place teams are guaranteed $20,000 apiece.
The teams competing in Zone A are: Allman-Woodford, August Town, Barbican, Cavalier, Mountain View, Real Mona, Santos, Shortwood United and Swallowfield. Zone B - Browns Town, Bull Bay, Central Kingston, Harbour View, New Kingston, Rae Town, Rockfort and Tivoli Gardens; Zone C - Arnett Gardens, Boys' Town, Greenwich Town, Maxfield Park, Molynes United, Olympic Gardens, Seaview Gardens and Whitfield Town. Zone D - Constant Spring, Cooreville Gardens, Duhaney Park, Maverley-Hughenden, Meadforest, Pembroke Hall, Red Hills United, Stony Hill and Waterhouse.