St Ann serves big in volleyball
ANN, Jamaica, December 14, 2017 - Hoolebury Primary from Runaway
Bay defeated Brown's Town Primary to emerge winners from the
group of eight teams which reached the quarter-finals.
promotion of volleyball at school level responds to the
initiative of NORCECA Confederation in collaboration with
Jamaica Volleyball Association.
Bamboo Primary and Bensonton Primary finished third and fourth,
respectively. The top-four teams will represent the parish at
the national level.
Vanie Clarke, president of the St Ann Volley Ball Association,
said the competition has been aiding in the development of the
sport not just at the parish level, but also the national level.
our vision to have volleyball being the major sport being played
in St Ann,” Clarke added.
said it is the dream of the association to see more students
playing the sport.
want to give them something more than just football. That's
where we see volleyball going and this competition is a stepping
stone to it,” Clarke stated.
Clarke said he expects that with more children coming out of the
primary level playing the sport, then more children will be
playing at the high school level.
fruits of what we are doing here in this competition, we will
see it in another couple of years,” Clarke said.
expressed his gratitude to the Brown's Town Community College
for sponsoring the event for the past two years.
St Ann Volleyball Association's vice-president, Richard Johnson,
is happy with the growth of the sport at the primary school
competition has been ongoing for six years; however, the
association has been responsible for the competition for three
years,” Johnson, who is also team manager for the Jamaica Senior
Men's Volleyball team, said.
“From this competition we realise that more schools are doing it
as a part of physical education... our goal at the association
is to get all the schools in the parish — primary junior high
and prep schools — to be a part of this competition,” the
competition's co-ordinator continued.
Vincent Clover, sports co-ordinator at the Brown's Town
Community College, said the institution was proud to be
sponsoring an event which is helping the development of youth in
the parish. He said sponsoring the event is one of the college's
ways of giving back to the parish it serves.
have an obligation to serve the wider community, not just in
academics, but in any positive developmental venture… sports is
one such area in which we feel we are obligated to give back to
the community,” Clover stated.