KSAMC seek to honour Luton Shelton with Keys to the City

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The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will be looking to honour former Reggae Boy Luton Shelton with the Keys to the City of Kingston.

Notice of intent was given last week Tuesday at the last sitting of the KSAMC for a resolution to be tabled at the next meeting, which will take place on the first Tuesday in March.

It is understood that the notice of intent has been submitted to Town Clerk Robert Hill and a motion will be moved in March for the councillors of the KSAMC to make a decision with a vote.

Shelton died on January 22 at 35 years old. He suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is popularly called ALS or Lou Gerig’s disease.

He was diagnosed with the disease from 2017, which ended his playing career, during which he scored 35 goals for the Reggae Boyz, 32 of which were in games that the national team won.

At Harbour View, the only local club he played for, Shelton scored 44 goals. He started his career there, before going overseas to play for Helsingborg IF in Sweden, Sheffield United in England, Valerang in Norway, Karabukspor in Turkey and Volga Nizhny Novgorod in Russia. He then returned to Harbour View before being diagnosed with the disease.

Shelton played schoolboy Manning Cup football for Wolmer’s Boys’ School.