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Author: Delano Campbell

Under 20 2014
The Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (K.S.A.F.A.) under 20 tournament came around and many supporters and the coaching staff expected the team to do well, as the team had over ten players who played key roles in the nation’s school boy football (Manning Cup) for their respective schools. As part of the team, 2013 Manning Cup’s MVP, Kevin Blackwood, of Jamaica College as well as the Premier League’s most outstanding youngster, Hugh Evans. a However, with all that talent in the mix the team failed to produce as they finished 4th in the league standings and was booted out on penalties in the knock out version by eventual winners Bull Bay Football Club.

Under 17 2014
The under 17 team was another team which had expectation as it was pretty much the same group of youngsters who have been playing together since the under 13 stages. The team played to expectations and lost only one game in the league to become league champions, however, the trophy most would have wanted was the champions Knock out which we played against old foes Santos Fc in the quarterfinal stage. The game in itself was one packed with excitement and had on display some very talented youngsters on both teams. The game was in second period of extra time as it ended a thrilling 3-3 draw in regulation time, and it took a moment of genius from the young Santos midfielder who dispatch three defenders in the box and passed to his team with an empty net and the game ended 4-3 in favour of Santos.

Women’s Team
After being one of the pioneers in women’s football and then retreating for a number of years, boys’ town is returning by entering a team in this year’s Sherwin Williams women’s league. It’s been a very long time coming. The women’s team had little time to prepare as the league started in matter of weeks or recruitment and training, so time was always going to be against them. Nevertheless, the ladies turned out in their numbers with many from the community showing real interest. Coach Dwayne Richards had his work cut for him. The league is already in its first set of games and Boys’ Town has been defeated 5-0, 3-0 and 7-0 by GC Foster, Harbour View, and Los Perfectous .
Senior Cup Cricket
Cricket in the past at Boys Town was once the main sporting discipline and produced most of the glory at Boys’ Town. However, since the 1980’s we have yet to recreate that winning formula and with that in mind the management team made a real effort to invest time and a proper management structure in place. When the season got off however, the team in itself still did not produce. They finished the last in the group and without a single point.

Under 13- Under 15
Due to the KSAFA presidential elections the under 13 and 15 which was originally set be played in the summer is yet to get off and is still not finalized as to when this will happen .

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