The inaugural National Youth Cup came to an exciting climax when the finals in all categories were played on Thursday August 3rd and Friday August 4th at the Barclays Ground and Wildey Turf respectively.
The Under 9 finals took place on Thursday between Brittons Hill and Pro Shottas at the Barclays Grounds. Pro Shottas emerged champions when they won 3-0. Ahron Lovell scored in the 25th minute for Pro Shottas followed by goals by Jules O’Garo in the 30th and Ethan Rollock in the 36th minute.
The best goalkeeper award went to Zekeil Armstrong from White Hall. Thierry Clauzel of Brittons Hill scored 16 goals to be awarded the most goals trophy. Jules O’Garo was the Under 9 Most Valuable Player of the tournament.
Kick Start are the Under 11 champions of the National Youth Cup. They defeated Paradise 3-0 compliments goals from Ayo Kellman who scored two goals in the 27th and 37th minutes and Jordan Bryan in the 39th minute at the Barclays Grounds.
The individual award for Best Goalkeeper went to Jireh Malcolm of Paradise for his efforts in the uprights while the Best Defender went to Kalijah Holder also of Paradise. Adrian Moore of Pro Shottas was best midfielder and the MVP of the tournament while Joshua Waithe won most goals for Kick Start.
At the Wildey Turf, NSC Blenhiem Ballers emerged champions of the Under 13 category when they defeated Gall Hill 5-1. The goals scorers for NSC were Jonathan Sealey, Kishmar Ramsey, Sachen Marshall one goal each and Dean Greaves who scored two other goals. Richen Altherley scored the only goal for Gall Hill.
The Best Goalkeeper in this category was Ramario Carter from NSC, Maliq Rawlins also of NSC was Best Defender and Dean Greaves, also of NSC was awarded Best Midfielder and “MVP" of the tournament. Most Goals was won by Kadri Walcott of Gall Hill.
Whitehall Spartans copped the U15 Championship with a 3-1 win over Mavericks Fire at the Wildey Turf. Sharad McAllister scored a brace and Jamali Kelly scored the other for Whitehall. Raequan Jones scored Mavericks’ only goal.
Best Goalkeeper was Nathanial Knight of Mavericks while Best Defender was Zenico Browne of White Hall. Best Midfielder was Jaheim Neblett of Mavericks while Tyrek King of White Hall got the Most Goals with 16 goals and the MVP of the tournament awards.
Pro Shottas demolished Pro Shottas in a one-sided final to claim the Under 17 Championship. The action took place at the Wildey Turf. Pro Shottas scored a whopping 6 goals against Kick Start who didn’t have a reply. Niall Reid-Stephen scored a hat-trick for Pro Shottas followed by individual goals from Kobe Shepherd, Shakiel James and Seth Turton.
Best Goal Keeper was awarded to Luke Slater and Best Defender went to Jaiden Miller both of Pro Shottas. Nicoli Brathwaite of Kick Start was awarded Best Midfielder. Niall Reid-Stephen picked up the most goals (9) and MVP awards in this category.