Flow names Super Cup MVP award in honour of Dominic James
Title sponsor, FLOW, has decided to introduce an MVP award to the third edition of the FLOW Super Cup schoolboy football tournament set to kick off on October 21 and 22 at Sabina Park and Catherine Hall.
The new MVP award will be named in honour of St George's College schoolboy Dominic James, who collapsed and died more than a week ago during his team's Manning Cup game against Excelsior at the Stadium East.
The announcement was made at the launch of the tournament at the Spanish Court Hotel yesterday.
FLOW vice-president of marketing Carlo Redwood described the 'Georgian' captain as a "leader (who was) very dependable, disciplined and humble.
"Those were the words used to describe the positives made by the late Dominic James, captain of St George's College Manning Cup team. Dominic was a disciplined student, a beloved son, a footballer, a friend, a leader, a captain, and so much more.
A moment silence was also recognised in respect of the player.
Meanwhile, Dominic's father, David, said the family was in 'awe' by the announcement, saying he thought his son was deserving of the award being named in his honour.
"The award means a lot for us as his parents as it goes towards remembering him and what he represented in the football world at his level. He had a good balance between sports and academics and this is what I think would be exemplary for any young sportsperson to be, and this particular award is to indicate to our society the kind of balance that we want to see in our young sportspersons.