While many will be sleeping late tomorrow morning, 9:00 will mark the beginning of an intense battle for others, as sports rivals UTech, Jamaica and UWI, Mona compete in the UWI/UTech Championships at the UWI Mona Bowl.
The event will begin with a road march with music, entertainment and giveaways. Then, there will be 7 sporting areas, these include: Football (Male and Female) Rugby, Netball, Cricket, Basketball and Volleyball.
“There is already a natural rivalry that exists between both campuses, so it makes for great competition on the day and is a great deal of fun or sorrow depending on who wins or loses. We prepare by getting the campus enthused and the teams train hard as pride is at stake for both the Knights and Pelicans. You can expect that UTech, Ja Knights to be the victors as we aim to win UWI on their home turf,” said Moy-Ann Simpson, Sports Director of UTech, Jamaica.
While the UWI, Mona Sports Department was unavailable to provide a comment, Simpson was excited by the fact that the event has grown steadily in popularity, appealing to over three thousand students.
The UWI/UTECH Sports Championship is an annual event which was started in 2010. The Mona Pelicans won the event four times and the UTECH Knights dominated it twice, and are the defending champions.
ZIP FM, Reggae Jammin, Ribbiz, Soccer Xpress, Wisynco, Digicel and Sportsmax TV are the sponsors for this 2016 Sports Championship.