Eurotrend extend hold on SFP Six-a-Side title
Defending champions Eurotrend retained their title and made history at the fourth staging of 2016 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Six-a-Side Football Competition in her native community of Waterhouse.
Eurotrend became the first team to win the title twice, and in successive fashion, as they defeated first-time finalists Ashoka 2-0, in the final on Sunday.
Kevin Roman and Kamoy Simpson got the goals for Eurotrend, who also earned $200,000 in prize money, with Ashoka bagging $100,000 for their efforts.
Andre Hickling scored for Miles in their 1-0 victory over Henley for third place, which gave them a $70,000 prize with the Henley earning $50,000 for fourth place.
The competition started on October 1, with 20 teams divided into five zones, ending with a total of fifty-four 54 goals in the 38 matches played.
Other winners were: leading goal-scorer, Andre Hickling, whose four goals gave him the leading goal scorer award. Eurotrend's Kamoy Simpson was named Most Valuable Player, while Ashoka's Ralston Lennon was named Best Defender, all three receiving cell phones from Digicel. Angola Strikers won the Dress Parade, and Miles received the award for Most Disciplined Team.
There were two special awards of a $25,000 educational scholarship from sponsor Sanmerna Paper Products, to Gawayne Henry of Henley, who attends Maths Unlimited, and Stephen Payne of Miles, who attends St Mary's College.
Sponsors and guests in attendance included Jermaine Brown of Wisynco, Robert White of Sanmerna, Marlon Walker of GraceKennedy, athletes Elaine Thompson, Nester Carter and Julian Forte, Bruce James of MVP, former Reggae Boy Ian 'Pepe' Goodison, and Member of Parliament Anthony Hylton.
Fraser-Pryce was extremely pleased with the event and underscored her commitment to giving back to her community.
"I would like to thank my sponsors, who have given me great support, my organising team for the hard work, the players for providing the entertainment and conducting themselves in a responsible manner, UWI's medical team, and the community for being here every week. This has made us a better family. I now look forward to my next project of the children's treat on December 27, as I will always give back to this community who have supported me over the years," Fraser-Pryce said.
Title sponsor was Nike, along with Digicel and GraceKennedy, for whom Fraser-Pryce is a brand ambassador. Wisynco, through their product Wata, Tank-Weld Metals, Sagicor Bank, Sanmerna Paper Products Limited, Main Event, Toyota, and the National Commercial Bank Foundation.