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Published:Sunday | August 28, 2022 | 12:08 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’S REGGAE Boyz will tackle one of the world’s best and most famous football teams in two-time World Cup champions, Argentina, on September 27, and Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts is promising more high-class...

Published:Sunday | August 21, 2022 | 12:09 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL Jamaica Limited (PFJL) chairman, Christopher Williams, says that although he is against expanding from 12 to 14 clubs, the organisation has accepted the Jamaica Football Federation’s (JFF) decision to add two more teams to the...

Published:Sunday | August 21, 2022 | 12:09 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

RECENTLY, COLORADO Rapids football club’s Jamaican coaches, Robin Fraser and Wolde Harris, used the side’s Major League Soccer (MLS) game against Minnesota United FC to lead a donation drive for football gear for Jamaican youngsters. The drive was...

Published:Sunday | July 31, 2022 | 12:16 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS MANAGING Director, Wilfred Baghaloo, said though an assessment of the viability of Jamaica Premier League (JPL) clubs on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) is yet to be done, he sees no reason why they cannot become profitable...

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2022 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WITH ADDITIONS such as Chevaney Willis, Shandee Thomas and Ajuma Johnson and the return of Fabian Reid, Arnett Gardens coach Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis is expecting a positive start to the 2021-22 Jamaica Premier League (JPL) against defending champions...

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2022 | 12:10 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WHEN FORMER World 100m hurdles gold medallist Brigitte Foster-Hylton retired from athletics in 2012, she knew she was going to need something to fill the competitive void that would remain. Foster-Hylton always had a love for tennis and had even...

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2021 | 12:07 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

CAMPERDOWN HIGH School’s Manning Cup football coach, Donovan Lofters, said comments about him wanting to leave the school and that he, basically, financed the team on his own, were misinterpreted, and he wants to set the record straight. Lofters...

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2021 | 12:14 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

LOCAL PREMIER League clubs appear set to continue their new thrust of focusing on young players, with a paradigm shift aimed at capitalising fully on the business of football to make money. The trend of clubs fielding mostly youngsters kicked in...

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2021 | 12:13 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

FOLLOWING MONA High School’s 4-0 win over Clan Carthy High School in their Group C Inter-Secondary Schools Sports’ Association (ISSA) Manning Cup football match at Stadium East on Friday, Mona’s coach, Craig Butler, said he hopes group leaders and...

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2021 | 12:08 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

AS THE nation awaits a decision on Theodore ‘Tappa’s Whitmore’s future as senior national men’s football team head coach, history has shown that is nothing new for the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) to sack coaches during the height of a World...

Published:Sunday | November 21, 2021 | 12:13 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

MEMBER OF Parliament for South East St Andrew, Julian Robinson, said former Campion College cricket coach, Wilbert Parkes, who passed away on Thursday, was a ‘hero’ for the way he impacted so many lives in a positive way. Robinson said generations...

Published:Sunday | November 14, 2021 | 12:09 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

PRESIDENT OF the Jamaica Boxing Board (JBB), Stephen ‘Bomber’ Jones, said the international boxing show that was being planned for this month has again been postponed due to quarantine requirements for Colombian boxers slated to compete on the card...

Published:Sunday | October 31, 2021 | 12:10 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP long jump gold medallist, Tajay Gayle, says he is fast enough to challenge the top sprinters. The 25-year-old’s reaction follows a revelation by MVP Track Club’s head coach, Stephen Francis, that Gayle would be competing in...

Published:Sunday | October 24, 2021 | 12:08 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

THE SPORT of powerlifting has joined the race to earn acceptance as an Olympic event. But while that development is in its early stages, the local association, the National Powerlifting Association of Jamaica (NPAJ), is pushing to become a member...

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2021 | 1:34 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

GENERAL SECRETARY of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Dalton Wint, said local football stakeholders who want to attend the national senior team’s World Cup qualifying home matches must make a personal choice and vaccinate to make themselves...

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2021 | 12:10 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Difficulties experienced by many youngsters with online learning – since face-to-face school was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic – became a big challenge for most parents who had to go to their workplace. So the Jamaica Gymnastics...

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2021 | 12:21 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

With Sports Minister Olivia Grange highlighting the vaccination of players as a key focus ahead of the start of the Jamaica Premier League (JPL), a number of club officials believe that getting full compliance from their players to accept COVID-19...

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2021 | 12:16 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Jamaica senior men’s football team winger Leon Bailey says he will be fit and ready for the start of the Concacaf Gold Cup in July. Bailey, who broke his toe in Bayer Leverkusen’s goalless draw with Werder Bremen in the German Bundesliga on May 8,...

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2021 | 12:30 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Skiing Federation (JSF), Richard Salm, said efforts are still ongoing to establish a Jamaica Figure Skating Federation, in order to get a number of overseas-based youngsters to compete under the nation’s banner. He revealed...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 12:21 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JABA), Paulton Gordon, estimates that over 40 basketball scholarships have been lost because of the year-long inactivity caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Gordon said the association is deeply...

Published:Sunday | March 21, 2021 | 12:44 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation’s (JFF) Director of Football, Wendell Downswell, and Grassroots Coordinator, Andre Virtue, believe the damage caused by the absence of local football activity for almost two complete seasons because of the coronavirus...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2021 | 12:23 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Veteran Premier League coach, Calvert Fitzgerald, is hitting out at the Jamaican Government for what he described as a double standard with local top-flight football still pending, as the authorities mull a return of sports, amid rising coronavirus...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2021 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

In 2019 at the age of 27, former Reno and Manchester High School captain and defender, Alburn Facey, decided to abandon his football ambitions to join the US Army in an effort to provide a stable future for his family. Despite falling short of his...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2021 | 12:14 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Former Reggae Boyz striker Ricardo Fuller is demanding the resignation of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) top brass, in the wave of continued support for defender Damion Lowe, following a leaked audio of match fees negotiations between the...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2020 | 12:26 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Chairman of Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL), Christopher Williams, is appealing to the Government to grant approval for the restart of top-flight local football. Williams says the recent support from corporate sponsors is a strong...

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