Sizzling 'Journey To Champs' stop at JC

February 06, 2016
Gladstone Taylor / Photographer Jamaica College students enjoying the excitement during Flow's Journey to Champs event yesterday.
@Normal:Flow's digital media co-ordinator, Matthew Webster (left) presents a cheque valued at $200,000 to Jamaica College principal, Ruel Reid, at the Journey to Champs 2016 event held at Jamaica College yesterday.
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Telecommunications giants Flow served up a sizzling 'Journey to Champs' stop, which entertained, thrilled and boosted Jamaica College's track and field coffers to the tune of some $200,000 inside the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium, at 189 Old Hope Road, yesterday.

Only eight graders attended yesterday's event, chanting: "JC a champion school, JC has what it takes to win Champs ... JC will not be beaten by any other school."

With Flow's financial boost came a sense of belief they will better last year's exploits. Principal Ruel Reid, who collected the $200,000 Flow cheque said: "We didn't win the Flow Super Cup last year. When we play, we play to win. When we run ... we run to win."

JC finished third at the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls' championships last year, and were again Manning Cup and Olivier Shield champions in schoolboy football, last year.

Having dominated school boy football, and considered a dynasty to some, vice principal Rohan Wong suggested that ISSA Boys Champions Calabar High need a lesson in dynasty building.

"Dynasty is only a figment of their (Calabar) imagination. They thought that, in 2011 we showed otherwise, and we will show them again this year," Wong told STAR Sports.

Kingston College are 31 times Boys Champs holders, Calabar 24 and JC 21.

"Nothing less than a win for us this year. We have all the secret weapons, you name it ... we have a full team. We won't come half prepared or will specialise in any event. We will field a full team on the track and in the field," he warned.

Girls' Championships runners-up Hydel High will next receive their money, while Kingston College, Edwin Allen High and Calabar will follow.

Girls' Champions Edwin Allen amassed 321 points and romped to their second straight title and third in four years last year.

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Flow are one of the main sponsors of the upcoming ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships while title sponsors Grace Kennedy were also on hand to hand over prizes, refreshment, bags and water bottles to students yesterday.

"We expect the same vibes as our Flow Super Cup and better vibes than last year at Champs. We will start with live blogging and Jamaicans can follow Flow Jamaica on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their snapchat account at Flow Jamaica," explained Flow's Digital Media coordinator-Matthew Webster.

Meanwhile, Grace Kennedy's nutritionist Kirk Bolton also issued advice on nutrition and hydration yesterday.

"If you do not eat properly, you will not be able to perform at your peak," he stressed.

Entertainer Bugle rocked the Karl Hendrickson auditorium with several of his hits.

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