Jamaica Soccer CupJamaica Soccer Cup Tournament in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, March 28 - April 1, 2013 (Easter) and July 7 - August 5, 2013 (Summer)
Tournament director Bert Lobo said the tournaments would host a variety of different age groups. The categories would include under-10 boys and girls, 11 to 18 years, men over 35, and adult open men and women.
Describing the event as much more than soccer, Lobo revealed that the target market included the United States, Canada, Mexico, teams in the CONCACAF region, and Brazil and England, which had also expressed interest.
According to the tournament director, the programme will "offer quality", and they will invite referees from the football federation and around the world. He expects the event to be huge.
Lobo said, however, that they were experiencing difficulties with funding and were soliciting support from corporate Jamaica to help offset expenditure.
Executive director of the Jamaica Soccer Cup Tournament, Jason Henzell, said that although residents had not yet been fully sensitised, they were aware and supportive of the overall sports tourism strategy.
Henzell explained that the idea is to link the Munro and Treasure Beach communities, where there are eight fields, and to extend the tournament throughout the parish to include Appleton and Gilnock. During Year Two, the vision is to expand to the north of the parish to areas such as Crawford and Black River
Henzell said the spin-off effect would be the generation of income in the parish for transport operators, educational institutions that would be used as dormitories, hotels, restaurants, and attractions.