Kingston, Jamaica - Two time CFU Club Champions Harbour View Football Club (HVFC) popularly known as the “Stars of the East” are preparing to take on the top teams from affiliated Member Association teams from across the region in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship tournament set to begin on March 21.
The forty year old club celebrates the honour of being the champions of this event in 2005 and 2008 with the hopes of a third title in 2013.
HVFC’s home ground is situated on the eastern end of the island and the club acts as a catalyst for motivating future nation builders with a policy based on family values within a safe environment which houses approximately 8,000 persons.
HVFC are the current defending champions of Jamaica’s top football league, the Red Stripe Premier League; which is administrated by the Premier League Clubs Association under the auspices of the Jamaica Football Federation.
They are at this time in second position and can be confirmed as one of the semi-finalists for this season.
According to the General Manager of the club Clyde Jureidini, the HVFC considers it most important to participate regularly in the highest level of local, regional and internationally certified club oriented competitions on an annual basis.
“There is absolutely no replacement for developing, exposing and potentially growing the sport within Jamaica and the Caribbean and we strive to maintain that standard of achievement.”
“Our aim is to win our Zone 3 and advance to the semi-final and finals in our quest to win a third regional title and similarly representation in the 2014 CONCACAF Champions League,” said Jureidini.
The team is strengthened by the proficiency of current Jamaica national football players such as Dicoy Williams, Kemar Lawrence, John-Ross Edwards and Nicholas Beckett in defence.