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Photo Caption: (From left) Rudolph Speid, president of the Kingston & St. Andrew Football Association; Marsha-Ann Hay, Futbol Grand Prix project manager and David Shirley, Chairman and Executive Director of Locker Room Sports share a light moment at the launch of the Futbol Grand Prix Beach Football Tournament at the New Barbican Beach. The Tournament is slated to kick off on Monday, July 14 and the exciting format will be broadcast live on CVM TV through to the final on Friday, August 1. 

 

 

 

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Minute Maid, one of the three best 2nd place teams to make it to the final of the Football Factory Grassroots 3v3 Tournament along with 29 group winners, defeated Ballaz Strikers one nil to win the inaugural tournament.  The tournament ended on Sunday afternoon at the Football Factory on Olivier Road in Kingston.

 

Calbert Coke captain of Minute Maid scored the only goal of the final.  He and his team mates described the win as a dream come true especially since they did not win their group.  

 

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Early leaders Reno FC and Barbican FC were joined by upstarts Jamalco on eight points on Sunday as action continued in the Red Stripe Premier League playoffs. Reno and Barbican played out a 0-0 draw at Frome, while Jamalco left it late to see of Axum 1-0 at home to effectively end the hopes of the St. Mary based outfit.

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Photo: Action from the Football Factory Grassroots 3v3 Tournament on Saturday June 7th.

 

The Football Factory Grassroots 3v3 Tournament started yesterday with one hundred and twelve teams.  Competition got underway at 10:00 am on all six fields.  Some more teams were hoping to register after submitting their entries beyond the Friday deadline.

 

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Photo: Shaquille Davis of Barbican

 

Match day four of the Red Stripe Premier League playoffs, which is now underway to determine the two teams that will be promoted to top flight football, could see Reno FC and Barbican FC claiming pole position today.

Reno who has two wins from three matches leads the four team playoff on six points, on goal difference only, ahead of KSAFA representative Barbican who also has two wins from three games.

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Photo: Ricky Lambert (Getty Images)

 

News has broken that Liverpool has agreed a deal to sign 32 year old striker Rickie Lambert from Southampton. The striker has been named on Roy Hodgson's squad for this summer's World Cup but the deal is expected to be completed before the World Cup.

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Photo: Arsene Wenger (Getty Images)

 

Arsenal Football Club has announced that their French manager Arsene Wenger has signed a new contract. The 64 year old manager has committed to a three year deal which runs until May 2017.

The news broke on the club's official Twitter page confirming that the longest-serving manager currently in the Premier League had put pen to paper. The statement read, 'It's official, the #Arsenal boss has signed a new contract!'

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The owner of Manchester United, one of the biggest football clubs in the world, died at the age of 85 years. Malcolm Glazer who led the controversial take-over of the Manchester club in 2005 was reported to have passed away yesterday.

The news was broken via the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers website. The statement read, 'The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are saddened to announce the passing of Owner/President Malcolm Glazer earlier this morning at the age of 85.'

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A day after being sacked as head coach of the UWI Women’s football team, legendary female football coach Dwayne Richards has been snapped up by Boys Town to head up their women’s programme.

The club which has never been part of the national women’s league set-up, despite its long history in Jamaican football, will be entering the Sherwin Williams/JFF Women’s Football League for the very first time.

“When we heard of the availability of Richards we jumped at the chance to get him,” Andrew Price of Boys Town said.

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Photo: Shawn Lawes of Barbican FC (file photo)

 

Reno FC out of Westmoreland, no doubt riding on the positive energy of the win by the western team Montego Bay United lifting the Red Stripe Premier League just a week ago, hammered Axum FC 4-0 as action got underway in the playoffs for the two promotion spots to the premier league.

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