Capt Burrell centre important to football development – Grange

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Photo: Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, was on hand for the unveiling of the new sign for the UWI-JFF Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence on June 26 at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus with Vice President, JFF, Garfield Sinclair and Principal, UWI Mona Campus, Professor Archibald McDonald (r); The moment was also shared with Dr Damani Piggott; Romario Burrell; Dr Tiphani Burrell-Piggott and Zuri Piggott (l-r). The Centre was renamed in honour of the late President of the JFF, Captain Horace Burrell.

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, says the UWI-JFF Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence is perhaps the most important move made to date in the interest of Jamaica’s football development.

The minister was speaking at a press conference at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies this morning held to announce the renaming of the football centre in honour of the late president of the Jamaica Football Federation.

Of the UWI-JFF Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence, Grange said, “It deserves the attention and support of all of us who love the ‘wonderful game’.”

The minister said she was aware that the centre was moving along fine with its programmes but wondered if the man Horace Burrell might not require even more. “I think he would want from the UWI-JFF Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence the kind of leadership that would once more see Jamaica qualifying for the World Cup finals.

“He would maybe want more; for us just not to stop at qualifying but to go on and place at least among the top three at a World Cup Finals in the not too distant future.

“What I can promise the Captain and the nation, is that my ministry is prepared to work with the UWI-JFF Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence in whatever way the centre requires in the effort to further the Captain’s legacy.”

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Source: Jamaica Observer