October 11, 2015 – Last Wednesday & Friday (October 7& 9) , representatives from telecommunications firm FLOW visited the homes of the defending DaCosta Cup champions, Clarendon College and reigning Manning Cup & Super Cup Champions, Jamaica College to share plans for the 2015 ISSA/FLOW Super Cup Competition and to unveil the impressive new trophy to the student body.

Since the launch in Montego Bay last Tuesday ( October 6) administrators of both football ‘schools’ have weighed in on the possibility of the new 2015/16 ISSA FLOW Super Cup title being copped by their respective teams.

During the first stop of the Super Cup ‘tour’ the new gold embellished trophy, manufactured in Italy, was unveiled to a full room of students by ‘CC’ principal, David Wilson and Stephen Miller, Sponsorship Manager at FLOW. Coach Paul “Tegat” Davis, who is on his second tour of duty at Clarendon College, along with members of the Clarendon College team revelled in the excitement presented by FLOW as they kicked off their campaign for Super Cup glory.


Stephen Miller, FLOW Sponsorship Manager ( left) discusses details of the 2015 ISSA/FLOW Super Cup Competition set to kick off on October 24 with Clarendon College coach Paul “Tegat” Davis (centre) and members of theCC Dacosta Cup team during the FLOW Super Cup Tour last Wednesday.

Not daunted by the victory of a Manning Cup team in the inaugural staging last year, Davis says his team is ready to take home the brand new trophy “Last year, I think it (ISSA/Flow Super Cup) caught the DaCosta Cup teams by surprise,” Davis said. “These guys (Clarendon College) will take it as their FA Cup this year. It is personal this year. I think the DaCosta Cup teams are more prepared this year.”

The former player who starred for Jamaica says his boys are hyped and ready to right the wrong. “The guys are upbeat. They are looking forward to it. We have six players from last year. They were caught napping last year and the mistakes they made they do not want to repeat.”

Members of the Jamaica College Manning Cup Team pose for a 'selfie' with Principal Senator Ruel Reid   ( 2nd left) during the FLOW Super Cup Tour visit a the school last Friday ( October 9).
Members of the Jamaica College Manning Cup Team pose for a ‘selfie’ with Principal Senator Ruel Reid ( 2nd left) during the FLOW Super Cup Tour visit a the school last Friday ( October 9).

Meanwhile, Jamaica College Principal, Senator Ruel Reid believes this new trophy and the accompanying cash prize is a fantastic innovation.

“The Flow Super Cup is a very good innovation in schoolboy football and we won the inaugural trophy last year,” Reid bragged. “We intend to fight hard like champions to retain our trophy. We don’t like to lose; we like to win all the time so it is very exciting to have this additional competition.”

Reid thinks that Jamaica College will be right there when the trophies are handed out this year. “We don’t like to tell persons that we are going to win everything, we play to win everything,” said the confident school master. “As the competition goes on we improve. We say watch out for JC because we have the reputation as the number one school for champions.”

When asked about the million dollars the triple champions collected he said, “We put it in the pool of funds we use for sports. So I would say it helped to replenish our resources.”

The ISSA/FLOW Super Cup competition will see the top 8 teams from both the ISSA/FLOW Manning & DaCosta Cup leagues engaged in a fierce four-week knock-out competition to take home a whopping 1 million dollars for the winner. All 16 participating schools will receive a starting $25,000 for qualifying with the total monies gained increasing as the competition advances.

A draw event to determine the starting match-ups will be held on October 22.

Following a glitzy launch of the 2015/16 ISSA/ FLOW Super Cup Competition anticipation is now at all-time high for the lucrative knockout football competition scheduled to begin on October 24.