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This is Campion's year! - Phillpotts-Brown

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer
Campion College director of sports, Brian Phillpotts-Brown (right), pictured with the school's Under-16 boys football team.

Brian Phillpotts-Brown, director of sports of Campion College, said he is highly confident that the institution can make into this year's semi-finals of the ISSA Under-14 and Under-16 football competitions.

Phillpotts-Brown told The Gleaner that both teams have done tremendously well this season and he is optimistic that they will do well in both competitions moving forward.

"Our chances are good as everybody else because everything will come down to how good you are on the day," said Phillpotts-Brown.

"We are going to put out everything on the field, and hopefully, everything works out because we are going to do our best," he said.

"I think we have great chance of moving forward in both competitions in the semi-finals, so that is our goal for this season," said Phillpotts-Brown.

Campion are reaching the semi-finals of both competitions for the first time in 10 years and Phillpotts-Brown noted that heart and dedication are the keys to the team's success this year.

 

CONSISTENT TRAINING

 

"It is just consistent training because they have been working from January," Phillpotts-Brown said.

"We have two coaches, and they have been helping them, and they have been working hard, and that has been the hallmark of it," he said.

"We needed this in our programme because there are so many things that have happened up at school that the focus is all over the place, so we are trying to get them to be a little more focused, and we are reaping the success," Phillpotts-Brown stated.

He noted that he is hoping that these players will make the transition into the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup team in a few years' time.

"We are hoping that we can transfer this into the senior league, which demands a little because the students don't stay as long we would want, and they are much younger," he said.

"The average age of our Manning Cup team this year was 15 years old, so you are talking about a 15-year-old playing against a 19-year boy. That is not going to work out so well because you have to get closer there or try and match them," Phillpotts-Brown reasoned.