Willis, Williams win FLOW Ultimate Experience
Romario Willis of St George's College and Tyrese Williams of Kingston College will represent Jamaica at the FLOW Ultimate Football Experience Final in Trinidad and Tobago on May 7.
Willis won the top spot, while Williams was second at the event staged at Ballaz Liberty Park, located at Devon Road in St Andrew, on Saturday.
They won from of field of 67 boys and one female competitor. All 68 persons received certificates of participation.
Sean Porteous and Dwight Merrick of Jamaica College received special awards. They were presented with Manchester United jerseys.
Two winners from several Caribbean countries will advance to the two-day skills session in Trinidad next month, to experience one-on-one training with Caribbean Football Union (CFU) and Manchester United Soccer School coaches.
There, they will participate in a series of drills, designed by the coaches for the for the two top finalists to win a trip to Old Trafford in Manchester, England to watch Manchester United against Crystal Palace in the English Premier League on May 21.
Willis who is a 15 year-old and in third form says that he was highly confident in winning the top prize for a chance to go to the final in Trinidad.
"I came here expecting to win because I put in a lot of work. It is an overwhelming feeling. I am going to Trinidad and then I will be in Manchester next month," he said confidently.
Manchester United's past player and academy coach, Quinton Fortune says it was a good experience in his first visit to Jamaica.
"It is a good experience been here for the first time in Jamaica. I enjoyed the experience with the kids, they have talent and are wonderful," Fortune who represented Manchester for six years said.
Carlo Redwood, LIME vice-president of marketing and television said the kids aged 13 to 16 were selected from across the island.
"It is good to see the kids here who were selected from across the country. FLOW is continuing to develop football in association with the CFU," Redwood said.