June 29, 2012

Jamalco Honours Its Sports Men and Women

Members of the Jamalco netball and football teams were saluted at a special function held in their honour recently.

 
The event, which took the form of a luncheon, included a meet and greet session with members of the workforce and a tour of the refinery.

The netball team recently defeated Tivoli A to capture the Berger Paints Super League title for the ninth year in a row. The football team on the other hand narrowly missed out on the opportunity to qualify for the South Central Super League after losing the Captain’s Bakery Major League by one point. The footballers have their eyes set on playing in the top tier of football - the National Premier League. “The team will give of their best next year and I have no doubt that we will do well and will be parading with the other members of the Premier League,” said Manager of the Team Ewan Scott.

Guest speaker and Vice President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association Grace Jackson said, “Sports is big business. We have moved a lot, the paradigm has shifted but have we recognized that?” she questioned. She said the government needs to recognize that the difference sports is making in this country is significant.

She charged the players to take their place in Jamaica and share their vision and success with other persons and companies.

Ms. Jackson commended Jamalco for sharing in the vision for change and implored the company to share their best practices. “The impact you make on people must not stay with you, you must spread this benefit to other companies.  That is what will make the change for a far greater amount of people in this country.”

In his remarks Managing Director Jerome Maxwell congratulated the players for keeping the Jamalco flag flying high. “We are proud of your accomplishments and will continue to support you. Continue to be role models to everyone as you are motivating and shaping many lives by spreading our values of discipline, excellence and best practices,” Mr. Maxwell noted.

Corporate Services and Gov’t. Affairs Manager Leo Lambert described the achievements of the players as a class act, noting that they epitomize the values of a great company, the values of excellence and stick-to-it-iveness. “You have made winning a habit and have ushered yourselves into the realm of excellence,” Mr. Lambert said.

“However, in as much as we are celebrating your achievement itshare their best practices. “The impact you make on people must not stay with you, you must spread this benefit to other companies.  That is what will make the change for a far greater amount of people in this country.”

In his remarks Managing Director Jerome Maxwell congratulated the players for keeping the Jamalco flag flying high. “We are proud of your accomplishments and will continue to support you. Continue to be role models to everyone as you are motivating and shaping many lives by spreading our values of discipline, excellence and best practices,” Mr. Maxwell noted.

Corporate Services and Gov’t. Affairs Manager Leo Lambert described the achievements of the players as a class act, noting that they epitomize the values of a great company, the values of excellence and stick-to-it-iveness. “You have made winning a habit and have ushered yourselves into the realm of excellence,” Mr. Lambert said.

“However, in as much as we are celebrating your achievement it poses a special challenge on you to apply yourselves diligently to stay on top.  I have no doubt in your ability and that of your management. You are special Jamalco ambassadors who have a special responsibility and you are a shining example of what it means to be winners,” Mr. Lambert added.

Coach of the Netball team Winston Nevers lauded the Jamalco family for their support and for supporting the team for the past 22 years.  “Through the Jamalco Netball programme 15 ladies have advanced to the national programme. No other team has accomplished this feat,” Mr. Nevers said.

In their response Captains of the netball and football teams thanked Jamalco for its unwavering support. “We appreciate the fact that you took the time out to recognize us. We always play with pride and always strive to represent Jamalco at the highest level every time,” said Marsha Murphy.

For his part Captain of the Football Team Rohan Smith said “Although the season was not as successful as we would have liked we found success in the fact that we have advanced to the All-Island Competition. We will continue to play to the best of our abilities and next season will be better.”

Tokens were presented to members and their management staff.  Three netballers were specially recognized for serving 18-24 years and for outstanding contribution to Jamalco’s Sports Programme. They are Elaine Davis - 18yrs, Annette Jackson - 20 yrs and Simone Forbes - 24 years. Terri-Ann Gordon, Phillip Williams, Wayne Shaw, Ewan Scott and Winston Nevers who provide management support to the teams, were also rewarded.

Jamalco Netballers and management staff.

Click image to enlarge.



Jamalco Netballers and management staff paused for a kodak moment after being feted by the Company.