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Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:22 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican football legend Allan ‘Skill’ Cole credits Brazilian coach Jorge Penna for revolutionising the national team after his arrival in 1962. Penna’s appointment coincided with Jamaica’s independence, and the South American is considered to be...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:20 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Melbourne Cricket Club President Mark Neita agrees with cricket economist Tim Wigmore that clubs in the region should be better compensated for their role in developing world-class players. Wigmore, in a recent television interview, said regional...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2020 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

With England also interested in the midfielder, Reggae Boyz team manager Roy Simpson confirmed that the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has invited Leeds United captain Kalvin Phillips to be a part of the Boyz’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying...

Published:Monday | August 3, 2020 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Goalkeeper Andre Blake, who helped the Philadelphia Union into the semi-finals of Major League Soccer last Tuesday, said that it has been tough living in a biosecure bubble for nearly a month. However, the opportunity to help the Union claim their...

Published:Saturday | August 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

National senior men’s football team goalkeeper and captain Andre Blake says that the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) must also play its part and give the team the best possible chance of qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Blake says...

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2020 | 12:25 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) General Secretary, Dalton Wint, has poured cold water on reports that top-rated US female coach Carrie Taylor has joined the national women’s programme. Wint noted that while she was recommended by interim Reggae...

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2020 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) President Martin Lyn says the association will look to assist swimmers who weren’t included in the first batch of beneficiaries of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) COVID-19 financial relief...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2020 | 12:08 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former Sunshine Girls captain Vangalee Williams, who recently announced her retirement from the national team, pointed to personal factors and a lack of motivation, while denying that her poor relationship with new coach Connie Francis impacted her...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2020 | 12:09 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Lacrosse Association (JLA) board was set to meet yesterday to review its decision to hand the 2020 high-school title to Kingston College (KC) over Jamaica College, based on statistics, after the final was cancelled due to the...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2020 | 12:14 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Volleyball Association President Rudolph Speid says that the International Volleyball Federation’s decision to suspend the senior World Championships and all other events for 2020 is a good one. Speid pointed out that the coronavirus...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2020 | 12:16 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven, says local cricket would welcome a financial relief from the International Cricket Council (ICC), similar to what FIFA has provided for their member associations, in an...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Tyrone Marshall, Real Salt Lake’s assistant coach, and Bryan Wallace, LA Galaxy’s youth team head coach, admitted that European leagues remain at a higher level, but believe Major League Soccer (MLS) still presents great value and benefits to...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former national women’s football team head coach Charles Edwards says the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) should use funds provided by FIFA to stabilise the national team and the Women’s Premier League. This funding of US$500,000 (J$70 million)...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2020 | 12:10 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Randolph Harris said it will be very difficult for football to return to the region under the current coronavirus pandemic. Speaking during Tuesday’s Caribbean Broadcasting Union online seminar on...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2020 | 12:25 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Cricket West Indies (CWI) is expected, this Saturday, to decide whether or not it will support former president Dave Cameron’s bid to become chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC). CWI’s Chief Executive Officer, Johnny Grave, is...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2020 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Bruce James, president of the MVP Track and Field Club, said the continued cancellation of Diamond League and other international athletics meets presents a major challenge for local athletes, who are still in training but have no idea when they...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2020 | 12:05 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Lacrosse Association (JLA), Calbert Hutchinson, is sympathising with Jamaica College (JC), after the association’s decision to cancel the high school season and hand the title to Kingston College (KC) by virtue of their...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2020 | 12:18 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jerry Benzwick, who was returned as chairman of the Jamaica Rugby Football Union (JRFU) following their annual general meeting (AGM), via Zoom, on Wednesday, said he would welcome any court action from Conroy O’Mally, who is crying foul after his...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:26 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

National senior women’s netball team head coach Connie Francis says only the fittest and best players will be in her squad for the team’s tour against England in November. The Sunshine Girls have been restricted to online training because of the...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:08 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

British High Commissioner, Asif Ahmad, and GraceKennedy Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Don Wehby, are two high profile figures in Jamaican society who are still beaming after Liverpool FC won the English Premier League (EPL) on Thursday....

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 12:32 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Harbour View Football Club on Tuesday signed a three-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) with fertiliser producers Newport-Fersan Limited to help improve and maintain the standard of the playing surface at the club’s home ground. Although the...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2020 | 12:16 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Keith Wellington, president of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), said his administration is not concerned at this point about a potential ban on spectators for this season’s schoolboy football competitions. There is still doubt...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2020 | 12:25 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Hockey Federation (JHF) president Fabian Stewart, who will be seeking a third term at the association’s annual general meeting in November, says stakeholders are keen to see the changes they have made, which he describes as positive, come...

Published:Saturday | June 20, 2020 | 12:20 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA HOCKEY Federation (JHF) President Fabian Stewart said that for the national teams to qualify for the Olympic Games next summer, they first need to prove they can compete effectively against the top teams at the Central American and...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

KINGSTON AND St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) general secretary, Dwayne Dillon, confirmed that the organisation has rejected a Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) designed football restructuring proposal, citing it as “impractical”. The...

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