Five young players from PHC will get a helping hand with their further education after being granted scholarships by the club.

Full-back Marquel Waldron, who has played for the national team, will be attending the University of West Florida next year while Taylor Braithwaite, Kadeem Abraham, Kenji Griffith and Warren Vincent Jnr all received educational scholarships.

It is the second year the PHC Foundation has put together financial packages to assist its players in furthering their education.

O'Shandah Ming said the club wanted to give back to players who had been loyal to PHC and help their young people develop off the field as well as on it.

"We have established the PHC Foundation which is a registered charity and we want to do something to assist our players.

"Some of them wouldn't be able to continue their education without a bit of help. We are a community club and we try to assist in any way we can."

The scholarships were announced at an wards ceremony at ACE headquarters last month. BFA president Richard Calderon and Digicel CEO Wayne Caines were among the dignitaries present.

The awardees

Marquel Waldron - attending The University of West Florida

Taylor Braithwaite - attending St. John's University

Kadeem Abraham - Savannah College of Art and Design

Kenji Griffith - The Bermuda College

Warren Vincent Jr. - The Vanguard Prep School