Marc Stamp, Gleaner Writer
The Jamaica Cycling Federation (JCF) is seeking an interim national coach as part of its drive towards the development of the sport.
Marvin Anderson, general secretary of the JCF, told The Gleaner the job has been advertised since December 28, via the federation's website, but up to yesterday no one had applied for the position.
"We are hoping to find a suitable person, whether here or overseas, to fill the vacant position. However, we are yet to receive any application," Anderson disclosed.
"The successful person should have an interest in working with the various cycling clubs, participate in the sport's development, have a working knowledge of cycle racing and be prepared to enter into a long-term relationship with the federation in order to further develop the sport," he outlined.
"The person should also be available to travel with teams overseas and participate in courses to enhance their coaching skill."
Anderson, who is a part of the new administration elected last April, said the sport is experiencing growth.
"Cycling has been improving since the reshuffling of the board. We are now on a path to international recognition. We attended several international meets last year and won medals.
"We intend to go on further, hence a national coach is necessary as we seek to put back Jamaica on the map with regards to cycling," the general secretary noted.
Other members of the JCF executive are Edward Harper, president; Wayne Palmer, first vice-president; Robert Thompson, treasurer; Owen Cardoza, assistant treasurer; and Arthur Tenn, assistant secretary.
In order to apply for the interim national cycling coach's position, persons can go to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, the JCF's 2013 season kicks off on February 10 with the Blue Mountain Time Trial. It begins at Blue Mountain Inn and ends in Irish Town, rural St Andrew.
On February 17, there will be a training-and-development meet at the National Stadium track.