DGS's Skinner House wins champship
Skinner House of Dominica Grammar School (DGS) seemingly the best organised team in a ballorama amongst champion Houses representing the participating schools in the 2013 Secondary Schools Football Championships, organized by the Sports Division are the new national House Champions. The first ballorama champs featuring Houses in 2012 were Balata House of Pierre Charles Secondary School.
Skinner House beat Alexander House of Isaiah Thomas Secondary School (ITSS) one goal to nil in the 20-minute final played in halves of 10 minutes at the Windsor Sports Stadium on Wednesday 9th October 2013. The winner was scored by Gerard Augustine in the fifth minute of play.
Augustine was also the scorer in DGS's semi-final match with Shillingford House of Goodwill Secondary School (GSS).
Alexander House went through to the finals by out-shooting Sorhaindo House of Castle Bruce Secondary School (CBSS) 2-1 on penalties after their semi-final match ended goalless. Each team had three penalty kicks.
Ten secondary schools and the Dominica State College are registered to take part in this year's championships. There will be competition amongst the secondary schools in the Uunder-20, Under-17 and Under-15 categories. Matches will commence on October 14 with games in the U-20 league.
The Sports Division will this year include a 13-and-under category. The 13 and under competition will be played nine-a-side on a field size appropriate to this age category. This competition became necessary to cater for the high influx of Under-13 footballers who have graduated from the Primary Schools U-13 Football programme.
In the 2012-2013 season, Goodwill Secondary School won the U-20 category, Isaiah Thomas Secondary School U-17 and Dominica Grammar School U-15.