STGC to employ ambulance at future matches
St George's College plans to employ the service of an ambulance for their remaining four games in the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup preliminary Group A games.
The North Street-based institution will host Greater Portmore High in group play at Winchester Park today, starting at 3:30 p.m.
The plan to put in place an ambulance team came as a result of the death of their team captain, Dominic James, on Tuesday.
James collapsed during a game between St George's College and Excelsior at Stadium East. He was rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies and was pronounced dead shortly after.
The game was called off after James’ death, with Excelsior leading 2-1 in first-half stoppage time.
Now, three days later, the 20-time champions will be back in action.
"We had always had doctors on hand at our games whether home or away. We had a doctor there at the last game. We normally have a stretcher. Now, plans are in place to have an ambulance service in place," Suzette Mullings-Graham, a vice-principal of St George's College told STAR Sports, yesterday.
"We normally do everything to ensure the safety of players and spectators at our games," she added.
Greater Portmore leads the group on seven points, closely followed by St George's College (six), Excelsior (four), while Tarrant and Tivoli are without a point.
With the teams engaged in a top clash an highly anticipated game is expected. The Neville 'Bertis' Bell-coached St George's are favoured to win at home.
Tivoli vs Excelsior
St George's College vs Greater Portmore
Vauxhall vs Eltham
Holy Trinity vs Clan Carthy
Mona vs Waterford
(Home teams are named first and all games start at 3:30 p.m.)