SOUTH FLORIDA – Former Jamaican soccer participant and soccer legend Richard Davy might be honored on the True Blue Weekend 2023. The weekend hosted by the Jamaica School Previous Boys Affiliation of Florida (JCOBAFL) kicks off in Sundown Lakes, Miramar, Florida, on March twenty fourth and twenty fifth, 2023.
Excessive Faculty Days
Davy, who attended each Wolmer’s Excessive Faculty and Jamaica School (JC), was a member of the Wolmer’s workforce that received the 1971 Manning Cup. He might be in attendance at a particular invitational match between Jamaica School and Wolmer’s Excessive Faculty to be performed in his honor through the weekend’s SoccerFest.
Davy was born in Jamaica in 1953. In 1967, Richard led the Jamaica School Colts Beneath-14 workforce to the Company Space championship sport and received a Manning Cup Championship at Jamaica School in 1968 earlier than transferring to Wolmer’s Boys Excessive Faculty.
In 1970, Davy broke the Jamaican highschool file for objectives scored in a single season along with his 23-goal complete, a file that remained for 27 years. Whereas nonetheless in highschool, in 1971 was referred to as as much as Jamaica’s nationwide soccer workforce, scoring in his debut look in a match towards Haiti that ended the three-year interval wherein the workforce had not scored any objectives.
Additionally in 1971, he led the Wolmer’s workforce to win the Manning Cup, Walker Cup, and Olivier Defend, making the varsity solely the second in historical past to perform this feat. By the top of his highschool soccer profession, Davy set the single-game file of six objectives, the single-season file of 23 objectives, and the profession file of 48 objectives. He left highschool having received the highschool championships at two completely different colleges simply 4 seasons aside.
Howard College Alum
Davy was awarded a scholarship to Howard College. He led his workforce in assists and was the second-best scorer between 1972 and 1975. Throughout his time at Howard, the college workforce performed within the Nationwide Semi-Finals thrice. As well as, he performed a Championship sport twice and successful in 1974. Plus, he received fourth place in 1975. He was named to the All-American All-South first workforce in 1975.
Davy was drafted by the Connecticut Yankees of the American Soccer League (ASL) after leaving Howard College and performed in varied skilled and semi-professional leagues, together with the Jamaica “Nats” primarily based in Washington DC, by means of the season of 1987 when he retired. Throughout this era, a lot of Davy’s groups had been undefeated, and he was the lead scorer within the league for many of the years.
Davy was inducted into the Howard College Corridor Of Fame in 2014.
The 2023 True Blue Weekend would be the first held because the COVID-19 pandemic. It is going to be the sixteenth annual True Blue Weekend. An occasion that credit its longevity to the robust help of the neighborhood.
The True Blue weekend is an growth of the annual Ziadie Cup soccer match. The match is between The St. George’s School Previous Boys Affiliation of Florida, Inc. and The Jamaica School Previous Boys Affiliation of Florida, Inc. The annual match is in reminiscence of Ziadie who coached each colleges to Manning Cup victories. The True Blue Weekend is anticipated to attract over 1,000 spectators and supporters.
The True Blue 2023 Weekend Occasions
True Blue Get together with DJ Squeeze
When: March twenty fourth, 2023
The place: Sundown Lakes, 2801 SW 186th Ave, Miramar, FL 33029
Time: 7pm to 2:00 am
Contribution: $25 (Day of Occasion – $30)
Buy Tickets – https://caribtix.com/trueblueweekend
True Blue Soccer Fest
The sixteenth Annual Dennis Ziadie Cup Soccer Match (JC vs. STGC)
Beneath 40 Invitational Soccer Match (JC vs Wolmers)
All Boys/Ladies/Co-Ed Faculties Alumni Penalty Kick-off
When: March twenty fifth, 2023 Time: 2:00pm – 10:00pm
The place: Vizcaya Park, 14200 SW fifty fifth St. Miramar, FL 33027