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Top schools for alumni football in Florida

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Many Jamaicans living in South Florida are expected to travel to the Lauderhill Sports Complex during the United States Labour Day weekend for the annual alumni football and netball competitions involving past students from Jamaican high school teams. The competition will be held on September 3 and 4.

The brainchild of Jamaican Laveen Deer, the competition will see the top high school team in football walking away with the National Weekly Trophy and cash prize of US$2,000.


End the dominance


Several former stars from past Manning Cup and daCosta teams will be on show. The Manning Cup teams will be hoping to end the dominance of the rural schools in the competition. Mannings High won the first competition in 2009, and since then, daCosta Cup teams have taken top spot.

St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS), the 2015 winners, are the defending champions as last year, the competition was aborted on the final day due to bad weather.

More than 20 teams, including STETHS, are expected to enter this year's competition. Some of the schools down to compete are Mannings High, Old Harbour High, Dinthill Technical, Rusea's High, Herbert Morrison Technical, Wolmer's Boys, Kingston College, Excelsior High, and St Andrew Technical.

Dinthill are the defending champions for the netball competition.