Haile Selassie, Donald Quarrie take titles at Multi-Care Foundation competition

Haile Selassie and Donald Quarrie High Schools emerged champions of the Multi-Care Foundation’s annual girls’ football and mixed team basketball competitions at Breezy Castle Complex in downtown Kingston, yesterday.

On the final of the two-day event, Donald Quarrie High school edged Kingston Technical High 1-0 to win the football title in the senior section.

Haile Selassie defeated KTHS 14-2, in the mixed (girls and boys) basketball final in the senior section.

Both champions walked off with medals presented by Alicia Glasgow-Gentles, executive director of the Multi-Care Foundation and Ann Astwood, Multi-Care Foundation’s programme director.

Coach of Haile Selassie basketball team, Stelvin Thomas was elated that his team came out winners.

“Our best team was not here, but the replacements pulled through. Most of the other schools were not present, so it was a bit easier for us,” Thomas told STAR Sports, yesterday.

“It was not like other times when the competition was higher, but our focus was on participation more than winning. The players enjoyed the competition, and now they are going back to school with gold medals, so that is rewarding,” he added.

Coach of Donald Quarrie’s girls’ football team, Garfield Clarke said it was good for his girls as part of their development in the sport.

“We came with a developmental team and were able to come out on top, so that augurs well for our programme,” Clarke disclosed.

On Wednesday’s junior section, Duhaney Park Primary won the football competition ahead of Dupont Primary and Holy Family Primary, while in the basketball competition; Holy Family Primary captured the title over Harbour View Primary and Dupont Primary