October 2013 Volume 10

KC and Calabar share Honors at 5th Annual ‘Wagga’Hunt Football Classic 2013

Basil Waite
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KC and Calabar Manning Cup teams played to a thrilling 1-1draw in the third match of a triple header at the 5th Annual David ‘Wagga ‘Hunt  Football Classic 2013 played at UWI Mona Bowl on Saturday, August 10.

Earlier, A Barbican FC female team ended up with  playing a ‘pick up’ match with each other as counterpart Meadhaven Invitational failed to show for the opener due to some communication   and logistical problems. In the second match, Pelican and Harbour View FC masters team played to a 1-1 draw.

Following the matches, presentation of awards, donations by the corporate community and KCPTA towards the Scholarship Fund took place. At this juncture trophies were handed over to the respective teams and players as well the senior officials of both by members of the Organising Committee and David Hunt’s widow, Georgette.

 Respective KC and Calabar Manning Cup captains, Alan Morgan and Lucas Palmer, received the winning trophy which will be shared by both team for a duration of six months on each  campus. Calabar’s JahMarley Thomas was voted MVP of the Manning Cup teams encounter.

All proceeds from the Jamaican flagship leg as indeed from the Florida and New York versions will go to the David Hunt Memorial Scholarship Fund. However both the Florida and New York legs fell through this year. Over the past 4 years the Scholarship Fund offers scholarships valued at J$100,000 per year to students at Kingston College (KC) and Calabar High School (Calabar).

The scholarship is awarded in 2nd form (grade 8 )and continues annually until the awardee leaves High School. “The brain child of the Wagga Hunt family, the Fund is intended to make a positive contribution to the education and welfare of students in need whilst keeping alive the memory and work of a wonderful father, husband , son, brother and friend.”  Now in its fifth year, past recipients are Miguel Morrison, Kevon Bartley, Ronaldo Ferguson and Hamani Henry of Kingston College and Jevaughn  Foulder, Renaldo Lewis, Chris Campbell and Delroy Matterson of Calabar.

David Hunt, a KC old Boy, dedicated most of his life to football; He also represented KC and Jamaica at chess. Hunt was one of Jamaica’s foremost track and field analyst. Co- founder of Meadhaven United Football Club, he led them to success in all the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association age group competitions.

He coached the national U17 team and guided Calabar and KC in the Manning Cup. He led Calabar to the Manning Cup and Oliver Shield titles in 2005. David served as General Secretary of both the Minor League and Kinston and St Andrew Football Associations.

In October 2007, he passed way from an untimely heart attack.

Patron of the Memorial Classic Winston Chung Fah must be proud of the success of the 2013 flagship event at Mona Bowl.

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