West Bay league serves youth well

As many already know indoor
volleyball is in full steam in West
Bay.

Thanks to the Department of Sports
and the West Bay Sports Committee the league is drawing participants of all
ages.

Every Saturday the John A Cumber primary
school hall is packed with the young and young at heart eager to play and have
wholesome fellowship.

Last Saturday was no different as
the teams finished another week of play. One of the pleasant surprises in the
initiative has been the youth league which draws many adolescents and teens.

Three of those youngsters worthy of
note are Dariq Brandon, Janel Ebanks and Chante Smith-Johnson. All display a
good team-work, determination and strong willingness to be involved.

Brandon, brother of league official
and local football hero Dion Brandon, is a George Hicks
High School student. Brandon, 13, plays for
the Incredibles who have won a number of games after a rough 14 point loss in
the first game.

In addition to being involved with
sports young Dariq was quick to say he likes to relax and enjoy reading,
especially his favourite book Captain Underpants.

Both Ebanks and Smith-Johnson are
also 13 years-old. The girls also play for the Star Ballers. Ebanks is a New
Horizon student who serves as the captain of the team. Smith-Johnson attends Wesleyan Christian Academy.

In all three teams compete in the
youth league. Coming into this week the Warriors were top of the league with
the Star Ballers and the Incredibles close on their heels.

The adult league has six teams.
Above The Net are on top in that section followed closely by Future SC, North
West Pointers, Matadors, West Bay Spikers and Scholars SC.

League matches resume again this
Saturday from 6:30pm at the school hall. The public is welcome and encouraged
to come out and watch the games.