Saturday 14 December, 2019

Holy Family Primary win NextPlay Cup and trip to 2019 Gold Cup

Concacaf Ambassador Ricardo Gardner (left) presents the inaugural Scotiabank/Concacaf  NextPlay Cup to members of the Holy Family Primary football team.

Concacaf Ambassador Ricardo Gardner (left) presents the inaugural Scotiabank/Concacaf NextPlay Cup to members of the Holy Family Primary football team.

Holy Family Primary School football team has earned the right to travel this summer to Chicago, Illinois in July to watch the finals of the 2019 Gold Cup.

The young footballers were rewarded with the trip for winning the Jamaica leg of the inaugural Scotiabank NextPlay Cup in December.

Holy Family Primary secured the main prize by defeating Emmanuel Christian Academy 2-1 in the final to finish the tournament undefeated.

The tournament’s top goalscorers were from Holy Family Primary and Rousseau Primary. 

Ereisha Robinson was the top female goalscorer, while Romario Campbell and Kevon Sibbles (Rousseau Primary) received the top male goalscorer award.

Members of the Holy Family Primary School football team display a symbolic cheque along with trophy after winning the inaugural Scotiabank/Concacaf NextPlay Cup.

The NextPlay Cup is part of the Scotiabank NextPlay, a programme designed to engage young footballers across the Caribbean.

 The programme is a brainchild of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (concacaf) and supported by Scotiabank.

The programme had two components – the Scotiabank NextPlay Cup and the Scotiabank NextPlay Academy.

The tournament, held from November 10-December 8, was also staged in three other Caribbean countries - The Bahamas, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago.

Each country had its own local tournament (7x7 format) consisting of 56 teams. Each team comprised 10 players and the winner of the Scotiabank NextPlay Cup from each of the four participating countries won trips to the Gold Cup.

 

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