New Champions have emerged in the 2013 Republic Bank Right Start Football which is in its tenth year.
The curtains of the tournament which is opened to Secondary Schools came down last week Wednesday at the Grenada National Stadium with the crowning of new winners in all three categories.
In the featured game of the tournament in the senior boys, Happy Hill Secondary School (HHSS) humiliated the Grenada Boys Secondary School (GBSS) three goals to nil.
The young men from the school on the West took home the hefty sum of $4,000.00. while GBSS received $2,000/00.
GBSS was also on the losing end in the Junior Boys Category.
The boys from Tanteen, St. George’s was almost walked over by the Grenada Christian Academy from St. Andrew’s who defeated them two goals to one.
Grenada Christian Academy was able to take home $1,500.00 with a trophy.
For its efforts, GBSS took away a trophy and $1,000.00.
In the Girls’ Category, the defending champion, Mac Donald College was dethroned by their counterparts from St. Mark’s Secondary.
At the end of the full play both schools came out nil/nil.
A penalty kick out ended with St. Mark’s winning four goals to three.
The young ladies from St. Mark’s Secondary went home with $2,000.00.
Mac Donald College receive a trophy and $1,000.00.
In each of the category trophies were presented to the best goal keeper, best defender, best midfielder, best striker, the most valuable player, the Golden Boots Award, and the winning Coaches.
Medals were also presented to all six teams that made it to the final.
Managing Director of Republic Bank (Grenada) Limited Keith Johnson expressed his delight over the success of the tournament.
Johnson indicated that throughout the ten years of the tournament the throughout has gone from Parish to Parish.
Throughout the entire afternoon, an enthusiastic group of students filled the air with drumming and loud cheers for their team.