Grenada’s newest secondary school is among three secondary schools that are among the competing schools in the 2012 Republic Bank Right Start Cup Youth Football Tournament.
J.W Fletcher Catholic Secondary School, Beacon Secondary, and Grenada Christian Academy are among 17 schools that are seeking to grab the coveted title from the defending champion, St. Mark’s Secondary (boys), and St. Joseph’s Convent, St. George’s (Girls).
Prizes and prize monies have increased from $15,000.00 to $20,000.00.
Managing Director Keith Johnson reminded the students that learning is not restricted to a classroom indicating that the bank remains committed to the empowerment of the nation’s youth during the opening ceremony that took place at the Alston George Park in Victoria, St. Mark’s.
Johnson challenged the athletes to cultivate the attributes of Grenadian Olympic Gold Medalist Kirani James.
The tournament is being held in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth Empowerment and Sports (YES).
The YES Minister, Patrick Simmons assured the bank that the monies being invested is well spent, and encouraged parents to support their children during the tournament.
Simmons said their attendance during the games will not only give their children support and encouragement, but will ensure that they demonstrate discipline during the games.