MIAMI, Florida – Concacaf Commercial and Development is pleased to announce that the second edition of the Scotiabank Concacaf Next Play Cup finished to great success this past weekend.
Four different countries from the Caribbean – Barbados, Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago – participated in the grassroots program that involved 224 schools and over 2,000 children between the ages of 9-11.
Each of the registered schools participated in a six-week academy-football for social change program, which combined football with valuable life skills and social values.
None of the program’s success would have been possible without the hard work of the coaches, spearheaded by Concacaf Development Manager Andre Waugh, who led a team through a two-day certification process, which included the Concacaf E License, Concacaf Leadership and Safeguards Module in order for the children to receive the best coaching possible.
At the conclusion of the six-week academy program, each country hosted a 2-3 weekend tournament in which one school from each country was crowned champion and received a generous donation from Concacaf partner Scotiabank.
The following schools were crowned Scotiabank Concacaf Next Play Cup Champions:
- Barbados - All Saints Primary School
- Bahamas - Sybil Strachan Primary School
- Jamaica - May Pen Primary School
- Trinidad and Tobago - Arima Boys Government School
Yet the true highlight of the Scotiabank Concacaf Next Play Cup was the great unity shared by players, coaches and fans alike. The players showed great competitive spirit, while the adult coaches and spectators provided an exciting atmosphere over the three weekends of the tournament, despite adverse weather conditions at times. Overall, all those involved made the 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf Next Play Cup a resounding success.