Wednesday, November 14, 2012

16 Teams Vie for Sagicor UWI Champions League Title

Sagicor’s Jody James, Financial Advisor, Knutsford Branch presents a sectional prize to ABC Cobras - winners of the Sagicor UWI Champions League Dress Parade on Sunday, November 4 at the UWI Bowl. Miguel Reid, Cultural Entertainment Affairs Chairperson, UWI Guild stands in support. Sagicor, for the second consecutive year has sponsored the annual tournament to the tune of $1.2M. The sponsorship is geared toward highlighting football skills among students, whilst increasing camaraderie on campus.
The 2012 season of the Sagicor UWI Champions League kicked off on Sunday, November 4 at the UWI Mona Bowl with last year’s beaten finalist Block X taking on ABC Cobras at 5pm and defending Champions Attica from Taylor Hall - who tackled the Titans at 7p.m. This season’s matches will be played each Friday and Sunday starting at 5pm through to Friday, November 30. Students of the University of the West Indies along with members of the public are invited to support on match days, free of cost. This years’ finalists will share $100,000 with the winning team coveting the impressive 2012 Sagicor UWI Guild Champions League Trophy.

Ingrid Card, Group Marketing Manager at Sagicor shared the reasoning behind the company’s sponsorship. “Life on campus is not only about achieving high academic scores, but is also about the ability to maintain excellence through effective time management while participating in clubs, committees and other extracurricular activities.”

Card went on to state: “This is a key factor that makes a university graduate stand out in the world of work. It is a trait synonymous among team members of Sagicor; so it is within reason that we support the UWI Champions League,” said Card.

The league aims to ignite camaraderie among students of the University of the West Indies whilst highlighting the football skills among players of respective blocks on the Mona Campus.

Shawn Parkinson, Games Committee Chairman, UWI Mona Guild says the 16 teams participating in this years’ championship are in a competitive spirit as they aim to attain bragging rights in the 2012 league. “It is an awesome and overwhelming feeling just looking on at the preparations each of the teams has put in place to win this year’s league. We are grateful that Sagicor is on board again,” expressed Parkinson.

Last year, Attica of Taylor Hall won the coveted title 7 to 3 after a nail biting throw down with Block X of Chancellor Hall.

Sagicor Life Jamaica, has once again committed its support to the annual football tournament which saw a four year absence from 2006 to 2010 due to a lack of sponsorship support.

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