Nestle sweetens KSAFA U13 coffers
Nestle Jamaica, through its brand Milo, have pumped $8 million into this year's staging of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Under-13 competition.
Chris-Anthony Salter, consumer marketing manager of Nestle Jamaica, handed over his company's cheque to KSAFA's president Wayne Shaw during a press conference at the Scotiabank Sports Club in Liguanea yesterday.
"It is a wonderful sponsorship and I am looking forward to this competition because I love the football that we got last year, especially in the final," said Salter.
"I also loved the Nestle one-day football competition because I think this is an awesome competition and this was only done because of KSAFA," he said.
"I think this sponsorship will go a far way in helping to develop our players, and for us we are very proud of our sponsorship. What we would want now is other serious sponsors come on board so that we can do a lot more for our kids."
Shaw said his association is very delighted with Nestle's sponsorship because it will help with the development of the country's young footballers.
"I am glad that Milo is on board for the second year running, and we are pleased because this is an increase from last year," said Shaw.
"I am expecting a keenly contested competition and it will be very exciting to watch," Shaw said.
Thirty-three teams are down to compete in this year's championship, with Harbour View as the defending champions.
Twelve teams will contest this year's Milo KSAFA Under-13 one-day competition, along with four teams from qualifying parishes to participate in a test of skill and sponsorship. Five players will then be selected to participate in a four-day training camp in Barcelona, Spain, with coaches from FC Barcelona's Escola.
The competition is set to begin next Saturday.