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Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Kickers Football Academy Jevaun Hutchinson said he was delighted with the turnout at this year's staging of their football summer camp.Over 50 campers between ages four and 20 participated in the three-day camp, which was scheduled...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

In an effort to closer align itself to international standards, The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission will conduct all anti-doping cases behind closed doors, according to chairman Alexander Williams.Speaking at the association's Decennial Gala on...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:19 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's Lesgar 'Speedy' Murdock turned in a scintillating performance to remain on course to capture the Open Division at the Pan American Handgun Championship at the Jamaica Rifle Association on Mountain View Avenue yesterday.Murdock, who is one...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Former Trinidad and Tobago and Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke said there is a major decline in football in the Caribbean and believes the governing bodies must move swiftly to address this matter.The 46-year-old Yorke, who led Trinidad and...

Published:Monday | July 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A number of the region's high schools netball coaches have described this year's inaugural staging of the Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA) Champion of Champions High Schools Netball Tournament a major success.The one-week...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A pulsating encounter is expected today when national all-island champions Excelsior High School and Holmwood Technical meet in the final of the Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA) Champion of Champions High Schools Netball Tournament...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Alastair Stewart, secretary of the Jamaica Rifle Association (JFA), said that the organisation is working assiduously to ensure a smooth start to this year's staging of the Pan American Handgun Championships.The tournament's pre-match shooting...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of Netball Jamaica (NJ) Dr Paula Daley-Morris says that her association is delighted after signing a partnership with the New Zealand High Commission to bring South Africa-born New Zealand netballer Irene Van Dyk to the island, as part of...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Reggae Boyz head coach Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore has identified a number of weak areas in the national side that he will be looking to address ahead of the CONCACAF Nations League in September.Whitmore told The Gleaner that he has been looking at a...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Excelsior High School head coach Christopher Smart said his team is growing in confidence after they registered their second straight victory in the Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA) Champion of Champions High Schools Netball...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Holmwood Technical and Excelsior High School will be seeking their second consecutive victories in the Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA) Champion of Champions High Schools Netball Tournament at the Leila Robinson Courts today.The...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Marva Bernard, chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of this year's inaugural staging of the Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA) Champion of Champions High Schools Netball Tournament, says all is in place for this weekend's...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Following months of intense preparation, head coach and president of Cavalier SC, Rudolph Speid, said his players are ready to compete in this year's staging of the Gothia Cup, a preseason youth tournament scheduled for July 15-21 in Gothenburg,...

Published:Friday | July 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Junior golfer Jack Stein turned in a scintillating display on yesterday's second day of the three-day Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships (CAJGC) at the Caymanas Club to keep the hosts in contention for the overall title.The 17-year-old...

Published:Thursday | July 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Coach of Jamaica's National Junior Squash team Bruce Burrowes says that he is very confident that they can win this year's JN General Insurance (JNGI) Caribbean Area Squash Association's Junior Championships, which will be held at the Liguanea Club...

Published:Tuesday | July 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Assistant coach of the Jamaica senior netball team, Winston Nevers, said he has identified a number of weak areas in the Sunshine Girls unit that he will be working on in order to help to improve the team's standings in the world rankings.The vastly...

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, says he expects a number of outstanding performances at the two-day Jamaica Under-18 Invitational.The meet which will be held at the National Stadium, will see...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

He has lost most of his senior players from last year but head coach of Holy Trinity High, Devon Anderson, is still hopeful that the school can challenge for next season's Manning Cup title.Holy Trinity, semifinalists in last year's competition, are...

Published:Thursday | June 28, 2018 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie said the Social Development Commission's (SDC) National 20/20 Community Cricket competition is helping to foster a better relationship between communities.Speaking at yesterday'...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

First vice-president of Netball Jamaica (NJ) Tricia Robinson is delighted with the turnout the association received at yesterday's inaugural staging of the Come Scramble fundraising golf tournament at the Caymanas Golf Club.NJ was hoping to raise...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The organisers of the Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS) Summer Games are expecting a very exciting day of activities at this year's 12th staging of the championships which is set for July 7 at the University of the West Indies Mona Bowl....

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, said sprinters Elaine Thompson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Yohan Blake have confirmed their participation in this weekend's National Senior Athletics...

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican sprinter Nigel Ellis said he is now very highly motivated after winning the men's 200m in a personal best time at the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium last Saturday.Ellis, running out of lane seven, won the event in a time of 20...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 11:15 PMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

In an effort to raise more than $1 million Netball Jamaica (NJ) will be hosting its inaugural staging of the Come Scramble with Jamaica Sunshine Girls fund-raising golf tournament.The two-person scramble full handicap tournament will be held at the...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands:Olympic sprint champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce said she is very pleased with the progress that she has been making since her return to active competition this season.Fraser-Pryce, who won the IAAF World Championships...

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