Calabar clip KC at 'Wagga' Hunt Classic
Raymond Graham, Gleaner Writer
PAST students of Kingston College (KC) and Calabar High turned up in large numbers at UWI Bowl, Mona, to show their appreciation for the late David 'Wagga' Hunt, who played a great role in both institutions' sports programmes, specifically football, with the sixth staging of the David 'Wagga' Hunt Football Classics, which consisted of three football games.
The Bradley Stewart-coached Calabar High Manning Cup team scored a 1-0 victory over the Lenworth Hyde-coached KC.
At the start of the game, both teams were a bit tentative, but it was the Calabar fans who had most to cheer about, as a solo effort from Mikhail Graham in the 25th minute gave his team the lead, which they held for the remainder of the game.
For his fine effort, Graham was named the MVP of the game.
Preceding this game, there were two other matches, with Pelicans Masters clipping Kingston Commissioners 1-0, while it was a 0-0 draw between Real Mona's Super League team and Barbican FC's Premier League outfit.
Following the KC-Calabar encounter, there was a presentation ceremony. The coaches of the two teams were presented with cheques valued at $100,000 each by KC Old Boy Paul Hunt (brother of David) and Calabar High past student Michael 'Mac P' McPherson.
The funds were raised by past students overseas to help both institutions' football programmes. All other funds raised at the event were to be used for a scholarship fund for a second-form student of both institutions towards tuition, books and other related expenses.
Widow of the late David Hunt, Georgette, and daughter, Amira, who were in attendance, were recognised by the organisers and given a gift basket by Arnold McDonald.
Also present at Saturday's presentation ceremony was New Kingston and St Andrew Football Association president, Stewart Stephenson.