October 2018 Volume 15

Roper Cup Organizers Honor Errol “Sala” Lewis

Staff reporter KC Times
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At the 2018 Roper Cup, the organizers from St Georges College honored KC Old Boy and multi-sport legend Errol “Sala” Lewis.


Errol “Sala” Lewis was born in Rockfort, Kingston in 1968. He is the youngest of eight children born to Mr. Joslyn Lewis and Ms. Sadie Phillips. In 1975-1980 he attended Windward Rd All Age School. In 1980 he passed his Common Entrance Exam for Kingston College where he attended for seven years.


In 1989 he was granted a football scholarship to Bellhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi where he studied Business Administration. He later continued his studies at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY.


Errol’s sports career started out in Rockfort where he played football for Windward Rd All Age School and Springfield United. His most memorable years were at KC where he played on their 1980 and 1981 Pepsi team, 1982 and 1983 Colts team and from 1983 to 1987 the Manning Cup team.


He was also a part of their track team from 1982 to 1986. While at KC, he won football competition every year and was the class II long jump champion at Boys’ Champs for two consecutive years. He was selected to the all Manning team from 1984 to 1987.


Errol went on to represent Jamaica at the junior level in football and the Carifta Games in track and field in the Bahamas where he competed in the 100m and long jump. In addition to playing football at KC, Errol also played for Meadhaven Football Club, Jones Town Football Club, Central Kingston, Nannyville Gardens and the semi-pro team Swallowfield United with Israeli coach Mark Mendel.


Errol Lewis is presently the founder and director of coaching at Northside United Sports Academy in Jacksonville, FL.


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