Richard Bryan, Gleaner Writer
The Juici Patties-sponsored South Central Confed Youth leagues have been renamed in honour of deceased Clarendon football stalwarts, John Green and Lloyd Plummer.
That announcement was made at the weekend during the 2012 awards ceremony hosted at The Verandah, the newly styled dining house of sponsors Juici Patties at their headquarters at Clarendon Park. Green's name will stamp the Under-15 competition, while Plummer's will mark the Under-13.
Jackie Scott-Perry, marketing manager at Juici-Patties, told the gathering made up of representatives of the four parishes - St Catherine, Clarendon, Manchester and St Elizabeth - that Juici-Patties had now cemented their association as sponsors because of the work of the two men.
"John Green and Lloyd Plummer were instrumental in developing the relationship that now exists with Juici Patties and we are proud of being sole sponsors for the last 20 years," said Scott-Perry.
This is unlikely to be changed, she added.
"Despite the economic constraints, Juici-Patties rolled out three million dollars this year and we look forward to many years serving the Confed."
St Catherine were for the second straight year the toast of the proceedings. They came first in both competitions, denying Manchester on goal difference in the Under-15, but played unbeaten to convincingly top the Under-13s ahead of St Elizabeth. St Catherine were also acknowledged for winning the inaugural Jamaica Football Federation National Under-15 female football title.
St Catherine FA president, Peter Reid, said their dominance was on merit.
"We put in a lot of work each year and we are blessed with strong sponsorship," he said, referring to the multimillion-dollar deal in place from telecommunications provider LIME for all tiers of the parish's football.