Scotiabank Next Play soccer champions receive prize gear

Scotiabank Next Play soccer champions receive prize gear
Managing Director and District Treasurer, Scotiabank — Caribbean North Allison Stoute (left) and Director and Chief Auditor Kera Rollins stand beside piles of the sporting equipment procured by the Sybil Strachan Primary School using prize winnings from the 2019 Scotiabank Next Play Soccer Tournament. (PHOTO COURTESY OF SCOTIABANK)

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The winners of the 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf Next Play soccer tournament, Sybil Strachan School, recently received thousands of dollars’ worth of sporting gear.

Managing Director and District Treasurer, Scotiabank — Caribbean North Allison Stoute (left) and Sybil Strachan Primary School Principal Ricardo Rolle unpack boxes of sporting goods for the school. (PHOTO COURTESY OF SCOTIABANK)

On December 18, the school was officially presented with several pieces of sporting gear including new jerseys, boots, balls and other items valued at over $9,000 USD.

While normal operations have been affected by COVID-19, Sybil Strachan School Principal Ricardo Rolle said he was optimistic that the school’s sporting endeavors will be bolstered when competitive soccer resumes.

“I want to thank Scotiabank for presenting us with these prizes and this wonderful opportunity,” Rolle said.

On behalf of the school, he expressed excitement and high anticipation for the continuation of the school’s sporting programme, which has won them numerous accolades.

Managing Director and District Treasurer, Scotiabank — Caribbean North Allison Stoute also expressed satisfaction with the bank’s contribution to the development of the school.

“Part of our core commitment is to support young people and to help them achieve their infinite potential,” Stoute said.

“Initiatives like Scotiabank Next Play develop good sportsmanship and cultivate the core values needed for life skills.”

The Scotiabank Concacaf Next Play Cup is a primary school initiative that uses football as a vehicle to make a positive impact on children’s lives in The Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.

It not only aims to expose children to the game, but also targets wholesome development through the primary school system in participating countries.