Bell honoured by Business House FA
Orville Clarke, Gleaner Writer
Top schoolboy football coach, Neville 'Bertis' Bell, was honoured by the KSAFA/Western Sports Business House Football Association at its annual presentation of awards function at the Red Stripe Vibes Bar, Spanish Town Road, recently.
Bell, who over the years has guided St George's College to five Manning Cup titles, to name a few, was presented with the Abe Alexander Memorial Award by guest speaker Gary Allen, managing director of the RJR Communications Group, for his contribution to football as both player and coach. Previous winners of this prestigious award include Edward Seaga, Ambassador Stewart Stephenson, Carl Brown, Peter Moses and Carvel Stewart.
BREAKING THE FOUR-YEAR STREAK
Meanwhile, Metrodade Security walked away with the top award for having won the Division One competition on their first try at that level, beating KO champions Petrojam 3-0 in the final to break their four-year stranglehold on the league.
Christopher Hayles of Metrodade capped the MVP of the final award, while teammate Cory Burke, who plays Premier League football for Rivoli United, emerged joint leading goalscorer with Carib Cement's Alanzo Adlam, with 11 goals each. Both received their awards from Carl Chang, CEO of Western Sports.
Other awards to Metrodade Security went to Calvert Fitzgerald (Coach of the Year) and Jason Harvey (Manager of the Year).
Meanwhile, Spanish Grain Store won the division two title in what was their debut season, beating University of the West Indies 4-2 in the final. Kemar Flemmings of Spanish Grain Store was named MVP of the final, while teammate Ranique Muir emerged top marksman with 14 goals.
Spanish Grain Store captured the Challenge Trophy as well, defeating knockout champions Petrojam 2-0 in the final. Petrojam had earlier beaten them 3-1 in the KO final, with Ramone McGregor named the MVP of the final.
Division one campaigners, the Scotiabank Group, won the season's opener, the Pronto five-a-side competition and dress parade, while KCT Services/SAJ copped the Fair Play Trophy; Wilverglen Lamey, Referee of the Year, and Omar Mills, Assistant Referee of the Year.