CBF Youth League ‘in for a thrilling finale’ as finals events announced
As the third season of the Craig Bellamy Foundation Youth Development League enters its final month, details of the regional and national finals events have been announced along with the latest League update.
The League, nominated for the prestigious 2012 Beyond Sport Awards, uses a unique model that awards league points for school attendance, fair-play, and delivering community development projects, as well as football match results.
The Regional Finals will see the winners of Zones A and B play against each other with matches to be held in Bo (morning) and Kenema (afternoon) on June 23rd, and in Makeni and Freetown on June 24th. The winning teams will advance to the CBF National Finals to be held on Saturday 30th June at a yet to be announced location. The Finals will showcase the most exciting younger players in Sierra Leone as teams from across the country compete for the title of best youth team in Sierra Leone.
In May, the League saw an unbelievable run of form and a huge amount of effort from Kenema’s Supersport United result in the boys jumping to the top of the u14 league. In Makeni, Area Best have one hand on the u14 Zone A title, while College Stars and Real Stars take the race for Zone B right to the wire.
Freetown’s FC Malcolm won the best community development project for speaking to over 300 people about the importance of volunteering on International Red Cross Day. And over in Bo, the u12 league is wide open with four teams – including Shining Stars and Little Skills – separated by just five points.
National League Manager Pete Beeley said: “We are in for a thrilling finale as we approach the end of the CBF League’s third season. There are a number of teams in contention and, as Supersport United showed this month, anything is still possible. Regardless of the final league tables, we have come a long way since January and it is great to see every team continue to compete with passion, determination and respect for the League’s principles.
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