Marverley Primary taste football success
Maverley Primary and Junior High School coach, Jermaine McKoy, has had immense success since taking over coaching duties at the school last year.
McKoy, who also represents the community Super League football team, helped the school to the Primary and Junior High football title, beating defending champion, Calabar Primary and Junior High, 5-4 on penalties in the final at Cling Cling Oval in December after a 1-1 regulation and extra-time draw.
They also qualified for the netball final where they fell short at the hands of Mico Practising in a closely contested deciding game.
On Monday, the school contested the Primary football final where they beat Cockburn Gardens 2-0 on goals from Dwight Merrick and Romaine Blake.
According to McKoy, the school is trying to refocus and build a strong sport programme, which they hope will lift its profile and image.
"(And) the parents to let them see sports as another avenue to achieving their ambitions and we have very committed programme," he said.
"We are not blessed with a lot of talent, but we work with them. We are not blessed with resources, but what we get we try to make the most of it and our principal supports us throughout," he added.
McKoy wants to maintain this high standard to bring more attention to the work they are putting into sports at the school.
"We won the Junior High football once before and the netball twice, but for the Primary school this is our first time. Also, this is my first year with the team so it's a major achievement," he said.
"Now they (students) all want to be a part of one of the teams next season so you find them coming out more now to be a part of the next campaign and we are hoping it raises the (school's) profile.
"The school population is not that great and sport is a driving force to get the students out and attract youngsters to the school." he said.