St. George’s College wins the 2013 Ziadie Cup; Immaculate Conception High School Alumnae Association wins the Western Union All Girls Schools Alumni Penalty Kick-off; Jamaica College wins the True Blue 6V6 tournament
On Saturday, March 16th, 2013, the St. George’s College Old Boys defeated the Jamaica College Old Boys to claim the 2013 Ziadie Cup. It was their 7th Ziadie Cup win since the tournament began 9 years ago. The Jamaica College over-40 team beat the St. George’s College over-40 team 5-1 in the Grand Masters match. In the Under-40 Masters match, St. George’s College defeated Jamaica College 6-0. The Ziadie Cup trophy was awarded based on an aggregate score of both matches with St. George’s College winning 7-5.
In the opening 6-a-side soccer tournament, the Jamaica College Old Boys Association of Florida defeated the Kingston Technical Alumni Association 4-1 to claim the inaugural LIME True Blue 6V6 trophy. LIME will make a $400 cash donation to the winning school.
The Jamaican alumnae ladies displayed their skills in the Grace Kennedy Remittance Services/Western Union All Girls Schools Alumni Penalty Kick-off. The Immaculate Conception High School Alumnae Association emerged as the winner in the final round defeating the Convent Of Mercy Academy “Alpha” Florida Chapter in a very competitive kick-off tournament. Grace Kennedy Remittance Services/Western Union will make a $100 cash donation to the winning school and a $50 cash donation to the school in second place.
Legendary Jamaican coach, Winston Chung-Fah, who recently received the FIFA Order of Merit, was in attendance at the True Blue Soccerfest . Also present were Miramar Commissioner Wayne Messam, Miramar Commissioner Elect Yvette Colbourne, Jamaica Deputy Consul General Dale Jones and former Jamaica Public Defender Howard Hamilton, QC.
Mr. Hamilton launched his U.S. book tour at Saturday’s event. His book, “Born to Defend“, chronicles the highs and lows of his 50-year legal career. He signed and presented books to Commissioner Wayne Messam, Commissioner Elect Yvette Colbourne, and Jamaica Deputy Consul General Dale Jones.
It was a great True Blue weekend as Jamaican nationals from around the world were able to reunite with old classmates from their high schools in Jamaica. Over 1,400 people attended the 3-day True Blue Weekend event, including the annual Ziadie Cup at the state-of-the-art soccer facility at Vizcaya Park. True Blue fans were treated to a weekend of fun, friends, food and exciting soccer matches.
This year’s True Blue weekend festivities were the joint effort of these 2 alumni associations:
- The Jamaica College Old Boys Association of Florida, Inc.
- The St. George’s College Old Boys Association of Florida, Inc.
The True Blue weekend was sponsored by:
Jamaica National Building Society, LIME,Western Union/GraceKennedy Remittance Services, Dr. Donald F. Dixon (Pediatrics), Caribbean Ocean Logistics, First World Imports, Accelerated Realty Inc., City of Miramar Cultural Center, The Victoria Mutual Building Society, Accurate Air Conditioning, Dr. Michael Douglas (Chiropractor), Dedge Media, Jamaicans.com, Elite Sports, Irietimes.com, Galaxy Leisure Tours, Links, Data Stream Mobile Technologies, Oily’s Lube in Ten, Emerson Paradise Villas, Wright Ventures, Hotpie Inc., Ocho Rios and City of Miramar Cultural Center.
Coverage of the matches was provided by Irietimes.com with a live online broadcast.