Friday 22 November, 2019

Portmore U15 team departs for Cayman Youth Cup, thanks sponsors

Portmore United FC's U15 team before departing the Norman Manley International Airport on Monday. (PHOTO: Contributed)

Portmore United FC's U15 team before departing the Norman Manley International Airport on Monday. (PHOTO: Contributed)

Portmore United FC's U15 team is among three Jamaican club sides that will participate in the Cayman Islands Youth Soccer Tournament, which will kick off on June 4 and conclude on June 8.

The eight-team tournament will be played at Ed Bush Sports Complex and the Cayman Brac Sports Field in the Cayman Islands.

The Portmore FC team departed Monday morning, joined by coach Steffan Marshall; equipment manager Rickie Gray; parent chaperone Lisa Green and assistant kitman Raheem Whynes.

In a news release, the club expressed confidence that its under-15 players can improve on their third place finish at the tournament last year. The club also expressed gratitude to its sponsors JN Money Services, Jamaica Broilers (Best Dressed), LP Azar and White Rose Interiors Limited that made the team's participation possible.

Portmore FC has been drawn in Group B alongside defending champions DC United FC; 2017 champions Cuba National U15 Team and the Cayman Islands National U15 Team.

The other two local sides are Cavalier FC and Mount Pleasant Academy, who are in Group A with Tobago All Stars and CD Victoria.

The top two teams from each group advance to the semifinals to be played on June 8.

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