WESTERN BUREAU: The dazzlingly new Flow Super Cup was unveiled yesterday in Montego Bay at the launch of the 2015 edition of the cash-rich schoolboy competition, which, according to Carlo Redwood, vice-president, marketing and products, FLOW, promises more money and lots more fun. The more than $2 million on offer makes this year’s staging a super football event, with all the top eight qualified schools rewarded. This also includes prize money for the Golden Boot winner. “We remain committed to the players that will participate, the schools that will benefit, an,d of course, the wider community,” stated Redwood. “This is why we modified the event to improve on what we delivered last year and chart the course for this competition, which, we believe, has tremendous potential for growth,” he added. Sixteen teams, the eight daCosta Cup interzone winners and eight Manning Cup quarter-finalists, will lock horns in the monthlong Super Cup competition, with the winner guaranteed the big prize of $1 million and the wonderfully crafted Italian-made trophy. All the qualifiers are set to make $25,000 upfront, with the added incentive from Western Sports that will provide every player with Nike football boots. The overall money will increase with each round for which the schools qualify. In total, $25,000 goes to each qualifier; $50,000 to the schools that reach the quarter-finals, while the four semi-finalists will pocket $100,000 each and the winner an additional $625,000, making the overall value in cash to the winning school $1 million. Three venues have been selected to host matches in the Flow Super Cup. These are the National Stadium, Sabina Park and the Montego Bay Sports Complex. The draw for the first round – which will involve a triple-header and double-header – takes place on October 22, with Match Day One set for October 24 and each Saturday thereafter. The final will be played at a venue yet to be determined, on November 14. happy for improvements ISSA President Dr Walton Small was delighted with improvements on the Flow Super Cup and congratulated the sponsors for “the most highly anticipated schoolboy sporting event”. “They were the ones with the vision and it’s something we are happy about, with their bold innovations, and it is something that has captured our hearts,” he said. Unlike last year when patrons accessed tickets from buying newspapers, this year, they will be asked to pay $500 or $200 to see the matches, or purchase $500 and $200 FLOW phone credit vouchers to get tickets. A $500 ticket gets a seat at the National Stadium and Montego Bay Sports Complex grandstand areas and a $200 voucher provides access to the bleachers. For Sabina Park, it’s a $500 voucher for the George Headley Stand and $200 for other areas. In addition, there will be a Super Cup Tour on October 7, which comprises visits to the campus of five title contenders.
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AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “Students are wondering why soda was banned from school,” Patterson said. “We never got a full explanation.” Patterson first became involved with student government as a freshman. Last year, he was the junior class vice president. He currently serves as senior class treasurer. Student government teacher Vincent Ferry has worked with Patterson during the past four years and said he has always shown enthusiasm for student activities. Ferry said the role of student representative on the school board can be an eye-opener to the political process and gives an understanding about how policies are made. Because policies voted by the board affect students, Ferry said it’s helpful to have a teenager there offering his point of view. “You want to involve the people with the policies that you’re making,” Ferry said. Associated Student Body secretary Andrew Trock, 17, said he’s impressed with Patterson’s ideas and the enthusiasm he has for school. “He’s always at football games pumping up the crowd as best as he can,” Trock said. Patterson plans to continue his involvement with student government next year when he begins college at the University of Mississippi. He wants to pursue a history major and hopes to one day teach the subject at the high school level. “I’ve had a lot of strong history teachers in high school, and from the way they taught it, I really understood,” Patterson said. “I figured, why not continue.” Sue Doyle,(661) email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – The youngest member of the school board for William S. Hart Union School District recently took his seat and is ready for business. Lee Patterson, 17, was elected by his peers to serve as student board member for the 2005-06 school year and began his first term at the Nov. 16 school board meeting. In his role, Patterson can’t vote on policies and issues in the same way as other board members. But he can share his opinion on matters. And the Valencia High School senior said he’s ready to talk because there are issues that are already on his mind, from the lack of mirrors in school bathrooms to the campus soda ban. These are matters that Patterson and others discuss in meetings on the student communication council, where representatives from every high school and junior high congregate and discuss what’s happening on campus.