Lashley gets kicks
Minister of Youth Stephen Lashley rolled back the years yesterday as he challenged some youths to a quick game of “keep away” football.
It was part of The Zarico Weekes Soccerama at Briar Hall Pavilion & Resource Centre, in Christ Church – a tournament that started when now 14-year-old Weekes sought an audience last year with Lashley, who is MP for Christ Church West-Central.
“He came to my constituency office, and I was touched by a 13-year-old coming to sit with me. He told me he felt there should be a football tournament here, as the youngsters were not doing anything. So we developed a programme using the concepts of football and teamwork,” he said.
Lashley was outgunned by the younger players, But there were all smiling faces when the game was over.
Here, Weekes (right) fending off a challenge from Lashley.