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Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Ricam Academy players of Mandeville celebrate their 2017 Pat Anderson Under 17 championship win with representatives of sponsors Moorland Development and the Manchester FA president Dalton Wint (third from right) following a 3-2 extra time result over Porus.
Canada's Phil Rose (left) delivers a blow to the head of fellow Canadian Dave Leblond on his way to winning the second quarterfinal fight in the Wray & Nephew Contender on Wednesday at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium in St Andrew.


May Day land Manchester U15


May Day FC are champions of the 2017 Manchester Under 15 football competition.

The surprise package of the competition, May Day defeated the defending champions Villa United 4-2 in the final on Thursday.

Javoney Craig found the first goal for May Day in the 10th minute of play before teammate Antonio Ward made it 2-0 in the 27th minute. However, Rohane Brown whose last-minute goal in the semi-finals secured his team's win against 360 Degrees Academy, cut the deficit on the brink of half time to 2-1.

Raheem Walters equalised for the outgoing champions before May Day bounced back to place their hands on the trophy with Jahvaghn Mitchell's sensational strike in the 57th. They then made it a formality with a goal from Romoro McFarlane in the 77th.


McKenzie shines again in Guardian Life's Keep It Alive series


Manchester's top female walker, Natasha McKenzie, was third place female overall as the 2017 Guardian Life's Keep It Alive 5K walk race series ended in Montego Bay last weekend.

McKenzie who finished ninth overall had to watch much younger feet in Nikazi Campbell (Under 19 category) and Alixann Campbell (30-39 category) take the top two places. Several of the top walkers beaten by McKenzie did not show. The male walk winner was again Duwell Allen.


Christiana Leased Primary boy wins Central Kiddies Marathon


Christiana Leased Primary student Garrett Donald won the 2017 edition of the Central Kiddies Marathon in Mandeville last weekend.

Donald, who is the son of prominent 5K road race walker Natasha McKenzie, got good practice the previous weekend, when he finished a creditable fourth in the Under-19 category of the Guardian Life Keep it Alive 5K event in Kingston. He won ahead of Joshmiere Daley of Mount St Joseph Prep and Rojaun Hill of Ebenezer Primary.

The female 5K winner was Tanecia Grant of Somerset All-Age followed by Woodlawn Primary's pair of Petoni Guy and Diacara Murdock. Host school Mt St Joseph Prep were adjudged the top performers.