After 10 years in South Florida, the Age Quod Agis Sports Alumni Association (SAA) is bringing its Wolmer’s Boys vs Campion College Reunion Football Match to Jamaica for the first time this month.
Organised by the SAA, a group of former student athletes (primarily footballers) who represented 293-year-old, Heroes Circle-based Wolmer’s, the calendar event promises an entertaining line-up of activities for family and friends of the two institutions.
The event starts at 1:30 pm on Saturday (September 24) at Wolmer’s Boys’ School with the current U-16 squad playing against their counterparts from Campion College. The annual feature match faceoff kicks off at 3:30 pm between the Wolmer’s Boys’ School and Campion College.
‘Over-40’ teams, primarily comprised of former Manning Cup players from the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Said Andre Gray, president of the SAA: “We decided some time ago that we would take the event to Jamaica as it was important for us to return to the institution that greatly impacted our development, meet some of the beneficiaries of our programme as well as increase the awareness of the work we are doing.”
Gray continued: “The day is usually highlighted with friendly rivalry and camaraderie as we relive our glory days when we donned the colours of our respective beloved schools. It’s lots of good vibes and good energy so we encourage everyone to come out and show their support. Feel free to wear your school colours as well.”
The reunion closes out with the annual after party, N’Dulge, which will be held at C&C South Beach at 2 Brompton Road from 9 pm to 2 am.
This year will feature sound system giant, Stone Love, Ambassadors Disco, DJ Uncle Kev out of the United States and DJ Taj from FAME FM. Tickets are $4,000 presold, $5,000 at the gate and available at Modern Power & Cooling Technology, C&C South Beach, online at www.agequodagissaa.org/n-dulge-2022.
Patrons may also call 876-469-1313 or 876-276-5348 to reserve tickets for their crew.
Over the years, the SAA has donated more than J$7 million in support of nutrition programmes, sporting and medical equipment, gears and sports field enhancements for the Wolmer’s high schools.
In 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the association also donated funds to support the digital learning transformation at the school.
“We’re thankful that we’ve been able to give back in this way and for those persons who may not be able to join us for the event, they can make a direct donation via our website – www.agequodagissaa.org,” Gray added.
This year’s event is endorsed by the Jamaica Tourist Board and is sponsored by Sagicor, Medical Disposables and Supplies Limited, Lynk, Grace Foods, Guardsman, Benjamins Cosmetics, VM Wealth Management, FESCO, Jamaica Producers and Champions Football Academy.