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KC, Glenmuir to grace Knox Cup

Published:Wednesday | July 30, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Richard Bryan, Gleaner Writer

Football fans can get a sneak preview of at least two of the top teams that will participate in the upcoming schoolboy season, when Brooks Park in Mandeville host the inaugural Knox Cup, starting this morning.

Many-time Manning Cup champions Kingston College (KC), sporting new coach Lenworth Hyde Sr, and Glenmuir High, the three-time daCosta Cup champions, will grace the tournament, alongside hosts Knox and Muschette High over two days.

While Knox and Muschette have no strong daCosta Cup history, they have turned to coaches who have fairly a good resume with other teams.

For example, Knox is now coached by Courtney Jackson, who has taken Edwin Allen to the semi-final round and also has the distinction of coaching Spalding High to the 2007 finals, where they lost to St James High.

Interestingly, Pastor Hugh Solomon, who was the coach of St James High in that final, is now the man in charge of Muschette, an indication that the Trelawny-based school has the makings of a strong programme.

For today's programme, which kicks off at 9 a.m., Muschette will open up against Glenmuir, who are now coached by Warren Simpson, the longtime assistant to Patrick 'Jackie' Walters, the iconic former coach. At 10:30, Knox will match strides against KC.

The afternoon programme kicks off at 2 p.m. with Knox against Muschette, with the afternoon closing off with a clash between Glenmuir and KC.

The teams will be playing for the Clifton 'Dove' Williams Trophy.