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South Florida 5th Annual Alumni Soccer & Netball Tournament this Labor Day Weekend, September 1st & 2nd, 2013, Florida

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Four years ago the vision of five community minded individuals seemed like a small task, however, this Labor Day Weekend South Florida will see that vision magnify as it host its 5th Annual Jamaica High School Alumni Soccer and Netball Tournament at its host home, Lauderhill Sports Complex. The complex, located at 7500 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Lauderhill, Florida 33319, will roar to life on Sunday, September 1 from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. and again on Monday September 2 from 10 a.m. through 9 p.m.
The tournament is expected to be bigger and better than last year’s staging as teams compete to win the National Weekly Championship Trophy and a cash prize. Lance Gibbs President of Cornwall College Alumni Association, the defending champion of the l Soccer Tournament said his alumni is elated to be the defending champions. He said the cash prize was well achieved as it helped in solarizing the administrative building at Cornwall College; one of the leading high schools in Western Jamaica. Gibbs said his team is looking forward to winning again this year and displaying the level of discipline and team work embedded in this competition.
The past students of all the alumni in South Florida are encouraged to come out wearing their school colors and participate in the festivities involved in the Jamaica High School Alumni Sporting Network (JHSASN) Alumni Village. The village gives all alumni associations the opportunity to build their membership base by networking and recruiting new members, showcasing and selling their alumni memorabilia’s and merchandise while competing to win a prize for the best school spirit.
The event is also a way for Jamaica high school past students to come together in a reunion setting, in an attempt to relive their past exploits in a fun and entertaining competitive sports arena. “I see people I knew in high school and people I used to play against from other schools,” said Reginald Henry. “People might look at you and say, ‘Oh you’ve put on weight,’ or, ‘Oh you look exactly the same.’ Sometimes you haven’t even thought of them for years and then suddenly they appear. It’s an amazing feeling.”
This year’s alumni tems are Soccer: Cornwall College, St. Mary High, Camperdown, Calabar, Wolmers Boys, Marcus Garvey, Herbert Morrison, Ruseas, STETHS, St Mary’s College, Mannings, Meadowbrook, Glenmuir, William Knibb and Kingston College. Netball: Vere Technical (defending champions), Mt. Alvernia High, Herbert Morrison and Meadowbrook High. Netball remains open for registration.

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