Ballaz International gets Lasco sponsorship

July 12, 2016
@Normal:Catherine Goodall, marketing manager Lasco (left), shares a light moment with Marva Bernard, former president of the Jamaica Netball Association, at the launch of the Ballaz Liberty Park turf field in Kingston.

Local manufacturing giant, Lasco, has answered to the continuous calls for greater investment in youth football development, after investing $5 million for the next two years to Ballaz International.

For years the emphasis in local football has been at the senior or high school level. However, in recent times there have been greater calls for the emphasis to focus on grassroots development.

Lasco's marketing manager, Catherine Goodall, said the company takes pride in aiding the development of the youths and that partnering with the Ballaz programme, gives the company another avenue to do just that.

"Ballaz is a rounded programme that helps with not only the physical development but also the social, mental and spiritual development of their players. We are honoured to be able to facilitate this process through financial support, scholarships and of course through helping to provide great nutrition for the players," she said.

On Wednesday June 26 a new turf field was unveiled at Liberty Park the host venue for the upcoming Ballaz Summer Camp, for which registration is now open for children 3 to 11 years old.

Racquel Virtue, an administrator at Ballaz, said Liberty Park is a key component of Ballaz long-term plans for sustainable youth development and although the facility is used by adults and youth alike, it is our hope that the young people will help make it home, given Ballaz particular focus on youth.

?We are eager to launch our first ever All-Abilities football at Liberty Park in partnership with Liberty Academy. Children with varying intellectual and physical abilities will find a place of freedom to run, play and develop their unique abilities,? she revealed.

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