Hanover Business House double-header today

July 04, 2017
Claudia Gardner Organiser of the Hanover Business House competition, Yakeeni Malcolm.
Claudia Gardner photo Spectators at a recent game.

The Hanover Business House Football League continues today, with two games, at the Rusea's High School playfield, at Campus II in Lucea.

In the first game, the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) will face the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) while Hopewell Farms will take on Sales Reps in the second game.

The competition is hotly contested across the three zones, with no team managing to win all three of their games played so far.

At the top of Zone A is Copperwood Farms, while Gateway Cooperative Credit Union leads Zone B. Texaco Kickers lead Zone C.

The seven-a-side competition, which began on June 13, is the brainchild of football referee and physical education specialist, Yakeeni Malcolm.


Operational duties


Games are held between Tuesdays and Thursdays in the evenings. Sixteen teams had signed up to take part but the Hanover Police team had to withdraw due to the recent crime wave in some sections of the parish, which resulted in them having more operational duties.

"In terms of attendance so far, it is good," Malcolm told THE WESTERN STAR. "On the lowest day, you might have 250 people and maybe 500 on a big day. People love it. They are looking forward to it and even when matches are not being played, they are calling to find out."

Zone A comprises Hanover Health Department, Copperwood Farms, Taxi Association Lucea, Lucea Financial Institution and Top School Invitational. Zone B is made up of Rusea's High School (staff), NIS, Tax Office/Hanover Municipal Corporation, Gateway Cooperative Credit Union, JPS, and Hopewell Farms.

There are five teams competing in Zone C - Texaco Kickers, Sales Reps, RIU Palace, Hanover Fire Department and Green Island High School (staff).

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