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Published:Thursday | June 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

JPCCU welcomes Police sports champs partnership

The Jamaica Police Co-operative Credit Union (JPCCU) has signed on as Title Sponsors for the 12th consecutive year of the Police National Sports Championship which is to be held June 2-3 at Stadium East.

"Each year the Credit Union looks forward to partnering with the Police Sports Council to host such a monumental event that allows for officers to display their physical ability and be awarded for their outstanding performance," said Dale Powell, Acting General Manager JPCCU.

"For the 45th staging we want to bring the same great spirit as title sponsor and give back to our officers and show them that the Credit Union takes interest in their physical well-being," he added. "Our relationship with the JCF has been one of significance since the Credit Union's inception some 62 years ago. We continue to play a vocal role with the JCF and the National Sports Council by extension as their Credit Union."

Sagicor National Champs gets underway today

Over 1200 students from all 14 parishes across the island put their athletic talent on show today, as day one of two of the JTA/Sagicor National Athletic Championships starts today at the National Stadium.

The children, as young as age six, will be putting out their best efforts in various track and field events as they look to rack up points in hopes of walking away from the Championships as winners. The competition will be fierce as the top contenders from the parishes of St. Andrew, St. Catherine, St. Elizabeth, St. Ann and Portland are looking to cop the title of Parish Champions. St. Andrew will be defending their two year consecutive hold on the trophy.

The Championships will be free to the public today with events getting underway at 10 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. On the second and final day of the meet, entrance fee is $200 for adults and $100 for children under 12.