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Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Waterhouse Football Club chairman Bruce Bicknell (centre), Keith Sailsman (left), youth programme development manager, club employee Daniel Fletcher (second left), and players of the Under-13 and Under-15 teams with the football equipment the club recently received from Crossfire Premier Football Club of Seattle, Washington, USA.

 

Waterhouse FC receive football equipment

 

The Waterhouse Football Club recently received football equipment from Crossfire Premier FC, Seattle, Washington. Items received include 150 boots, 60 balls, 30 shin guards, playing jerseys, 20 backpacks, and other items.

Arrangements for the donations were made by Anabel Moore, a relative of club chairman Bruce Bicknell, who resides and plays football for the Crossfire Premier Football Club in Redmond, Seattle, Washington, USA.

''Our goal is to make Seattle's surplus equipment available to needy kids. We believe no child should be prevented from playing football or any other sport because of a lack of equipment. Football has transformed my life, and nothing brings me more joy than seeing more children being able to play and fall in love with the game," said Moore.

An overwhelmed Bicknell was elated with the gift and said: "When my niece Anabel called me from Seattle to make this generous offer, I did not hesitate and told her to arrange it right away and deliver to our freight forwarding in Miami. This equipment also couldn't have come at a better time because the Under-13s, Under-15s, and the women's teams are currently in their season," Bicknell said.

Club president Donovan White also said that the gesture came at a most opportune time and thanked Crossfire for the equipment.

The Under-13 team has advanced to the quarterfinal round, while the women's team defeated Arnett Gardens 2-1 in the end-of-round playoff game to win the first trophy available for the season.

 

Semis day in Top Notch Summer League

 

The Top Notch Summer League in the Knockpatrick region of central Manchester has reached boiling point, with the semifinals set for tomorrow at the Sunset Community field.

At 2 p.m., Generations United face Albion before defending champions Belair Boyz oppose Galaxy.

In last week's action, Generation United and Galaxy qualified from Zone 2 with 13 points each after Generation played to an exciting 2-2 draw against Central United.

Central United failed to advance by just one point, but their striker, Kemar Green, still leads the goalscoring charts with 11. Generation's Alden "Messi" Rattray has 10.

 

Tuff Gong, Galaxy in Western Union Porus U-15 final

 

Defending champions Tuff Gong and Galaxy will faceoff in the 2018 finals of the Western Union-sponsored Porus Under-15 league.

In last weekend's semifinals, Tuff Gong defeated Villa 2-0 while the second semifinal was no-contest as Galaxy overran Settlement 11-0.

The finals is set for 4:30 p.m. after the Porus High daCosta Cup team opposes Glenmuir High in an exhibition game starting at 3 p.m. An awards ceremony will follow the finals.

 

Clarendon Juici Patties Netball at KO stage

 

The Juici Patties-sponsored Senior and Junior netball leagues have reached the knockout phase. The focus will be on the Junior league tomorrow at the Mineral Heights Sports Centre.

Scheduled matches: 2 p.m. - May Day B vs Denbigh C; 3 p.m. - Toll Gate vs Portland Cottage; 4 p.m. - Denbigh B vs May Day A and at 5 p.m. - Hayes Super Star vs Beckford Kraal.

In Zone I, unbeaten May Day the top team with seven wins, netting 205 goals and conceding 45. They were followed by Denbigh B, Toll Gate, and Beckford Kraal.

Hayes Super Stars qualified as the top team from Zone 2, also with seven wins and no defeats.