The St. George’s College Old Boy Association of Florida (STGCFL) and Jamaica College Old Boys Association of South Florida (JCOBAFL) each won a game at 5th Annual Dennis Ziadie Cup Soccer Match held on Saturday April 18th, 2009.
Over 800 people attended the annual Ziadie Cup at the new Central Broward Regional Park, in Lauderhill, Florida. They were treated to music, food, a penalty kick-off and 3 exciting soccer matches.
The first match between the Calabar Alumni and Cornwall College Alumni ended in an exciting 3-3 draw.
The soccer skills of the Jamaican Alumnae ladies were on display in the in the All Girls Schools Alumni Penalty Kick-off sponsored by Grace Kennedy Remittance Services/ Western Union. The Queen’s High School Alumni Association Florida Chapter emerged as the winner in the final round defeating the St. Hugh’s Alumnae Association of South Florida.
St. George’s College Old Boys Association of Florida (STGCFL) under-40 team defeated the Jamaica College Old Boys Association of South Florida (JCOBAFL) under-40 team 2-1 to win the Ziadie Cup Masters trophy. The Jamaica College Old Boys Association retuned the favor as their over-40 team defeated the St. George’s College Alumni over-40 team 2-1 in the Ziadie Cup Senior match.
The annual match is in memory of Dennis Ziadie, who coached both schools to Manning Cup victories. This year will mark the 23rd year of the death of Dennis Ziadie in a car crash in Mexico at the 1986 World Cup.
This year’s Ziadie Cup soccer match was a part of the Jamaica College Old Boys Association “True Blue” weekend festivities which included a True Blue party on April 17th, 2009 and a True Blue church service on April 19th, 2009.