Sunday 15 December, 2019

Hillel Academy under-10 boys win Weston Cup in Florida

The victorious Hillel Academy football team poses with the Under-10 Weston Cup

The victorious Hillel Academy football team poses with the Under-10 Weston Cup

Hillel Academy won the under-10 boys' section of the Weston Cup and Showcase football tournament in Florida over the weekend.

It represents a remarkable achievement by the St Andrew-based private school in its Weston Cup debut. The competition is touted as the largest youth football tournament in Florida and one of the biggest in the United States.

The Hillel team won all its five matches to earn the Under-10 Weston Cup Trophy to bring back to Jamaica.

The team was comprised of 10 children and two coaches. They were: Coach Dexter Bennett, Coach Nicholas Locke, Miles Azan , Paul Cooper, Cormac Corrigan, Dominic Debellis, Miles Hanna, Jason Grant, Marc Narcisse, Victor Salazar, Cristian Rosen, Spencer Taylor, and Zander Marzouca.

The Weston Cup and Showcase has over 700 teams from throughout Florida, multiple states, and international teams that compete at nine facilities which include over 40 playing fields. The competition has been recognised as one of the top-15 youth tournaments in the United States, according to its website.

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