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Calabar High U16s

As Rugby League Jamaica continues to roll out its slew of domestic activities, Calabar High defeated BB Coke High 12-0 to claim the National U16 9s title on April 29. The tournament was played at Campion College. Fitzroy Mcleod from the winners was declared MVP.

Calabar dropped a game in the group stages to BB Coke (0-8) but recovered well with wins over Campion (14-8) and Cedar Grove Academy (10-6). They then got past Cedar Grove 4-0 in the semi-finals and turned the tables on a very good BB Coke High outfit in the finals.

BB Coke went undefeated in the group stages. Apart from topping Calabar, they also defeated Cedar Grove 14-4 and Campion 10-0. In the semis they got past Campion 18-0 before surrendering their perfect record in the finals.

MVP Fitzroy Brown

Other results saw Campion claiming third place with a hard fought 4-0 win over Cedar Grove. When both teams met in the group stages, it ended in a 0-0 stalemate.

Calabar head coach, Adolph said: “I am happy with how the team performed, after being appointed head coach in February, it was my goal to secure one of the titles on offer in the abridged season and we are delighted to claim the U16s after finishing second in the u19s a few weeks before.”

Cedar Grove vs Campion

Director of Rugby Romeo Monteith said: " We are really happy to have given the U16s a chance to play before the school year ends. We would have loved having more teams, but 4 schools is still a win coming out of Covid restrictions and the general challenges faced by all trying to restart after 2 years. Big thank you to Campion College who hosted and catch Andrew Dixon for organizing a great tournament and our match officials were fantastic once more, especially knowing they had to be ready again the next day for Parish Of Residence."

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