Head coach of Jamaica’s U23 team Donovan Duckie has tendered his resignation at the request of the Jamaica Football Federation President Michael Ricketts.

Lennox Graham, coach of Jamaican sprint hurdler Danielle Williams, said he was happy with the decision of the JAAA to consider the sprint hurdler for selection to the Jamaican team to compete at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar starting in late September.

 Former Cricket West Indies President Dave Cameron was on Thursday returned unopposed as president of the Kensington Cricket Club at their Annual General Meeting held at the Kensington Clubhouse.

Cameron has led the club’s executive now for 18 years and said his focus will now be on “transforming the club into a first-world club in the next couple of years.”

The first vice president is Wavell Hinds while David Bernard Jr is the second vice president. Hinds has also succeeded Robert Haynes as the club’s technical director. Haynes is on duty a CWI selector. Hayes was lauded for his years of service to the club.

 Meanwhile, Major Radcliffe Daley is the Treasurer and KelliDawn Hamilton, Assistant Treasurer. Former CWI Communications boss Carole Beckford is the Honorary Secretary and Wayne Lewis the Assistant Secretary.

Brian Blair is Club Captain with Jamie Hay and Jamar Symester, the player representatives. Major Marlon Kennedy and Lorna Litchmore have been made Executive Members.

In expressing his delight at being returned to the top office, Cameron said he wanted “Kensington to be the place where a young and aspiring cricketer would want to be a part of.”

The club marks 140 years of existence this year. They will celebrate the milestone on the weekend of October 11 – 14, 2019 when there will be a church service, brunch and cricket matches featuring its past and current players. There will also be a party at the clubhouse.

Cameron said the club will also initiate activities to identify the role cricket has played in the community, show the impact all the great cricketers have had on the community, Jamaica, the West Indies and the world, as well as help re-focus the community on how it can re-engage residents to continue the path to growth and development.

Kensington won the JCA All Island T20 competition, which ended last month, and the club performed creditably in the Junior Cup, which they won in 2018.

The club is also participating in the 50-overs all-island competition and the Kingston Wharves under 15 competition.

Kensington plays away to the Jamaica Defence Force on Saturday, July 27 in the JCA 50-overs match. The game starts at 10 am.

 

 

 

 

Following Wednesday night’s 1-1 draw between Jamaica and Dominica, there is growing confidence within the St. Kitts and Nevis squad competing in the preliminary round of the men’s Olympic qualifying in Kingston.

Following two weeks of solid preparations, which ended with a 1-1 draw in a practice match against Antigua and Barbuda.

With the preparation behind them and having seen their opponents at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex on Wednesday, St. Kitts and Nevis believe their chances are good.

“From last night I feel we can match any team in this tournament,” said 21-year-old Yohannes Mitchum who just completed his contract with Puebla U23 in Mexico. “I am very confident that we can top the group.”

Team manager, Jamir Claxton, said his central midfielder’s confidence is not misplaced.

“We are very confident. This team is a very talented team that has been playing together for a number of years,” he said.

“In fact, the core of this team has been together from the 2017 CONCACAF U20 championships, plus some players from the last CONCACAF U20 tournament.

“Preparations have been going well. The majority of the players are playing in St. Kitts so there was no problem getting them together. Over the last two weeks, we had two overseas-based players join us.”

Besides Mitchum, the team boasts game-changing talent in several other positions as well. Midfielder Tyreese Shade suits up for Leicester City’s U21 team in the United Kingdom, Tahir Harley, a forward who plays for Village Superstars in the St. Kitts and Nevis Premier League and forward G’Vaune Amory will make life difficult for Jamaica and Dominica.

Success in the qualification process and the ultimate qualification for the 2020 Olympics would be an occasion for his country to savour.

“It would be a historic feat. It would mean a lot to the people of St.Kitts. This team is representative of our people,” Claxton said.

 “We are a small nation but we are always aiming for the stars to achieve an objective of that nature would bring joy, happiness and pride to the people of St. Kitts and Nevis.”

St. Kitts plays Dominica at 4:00 pm (5:00 pm ECT) Friday at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.

 

 

 

 

Two tries from Duhaney Park Red Sharks back-rower Ryan Grant set Jamaica on the road to a 26-24 victory over the USA, in the nation’s first meeting on Caribbean soil, at the Mona Bowl, University of West Indies, Kingston.

National triathlete Llori Sharpe and her Coach Carlton Simmonds left the island on Tuesday for Ecuador where they will participate in a three-week camp where they will prepare for the Pan Am Games in July.

As expected, Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey will start for Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz when they open their historic CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign at the National Stadium in Kingston on Monday night (8:30 pm, 9:30 pm Eastern Caribbean).

President of the Jamaica Football Federation has expressed sadness at the passing of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga who died on Tuesday after a bout of illness. He was 89.

Jamaica’s gymnastics association has signed a deal with an American apparel manufacturer Alfa Factor that will see the company provide Jamaican gymnasts with gear and cash over a period of two years.

Netball Jamaica has named a strong and experienced squad that will go for glory at the Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England from July 12-21, 2019.

The decision by the Jamaica Football Federation and the Premier League Clubs Association to dissolve the Professional Football Association of Jamaica was the result over consultations with representatives of CONCACAF that began more than a year ago.

Jamaica’s high school prodigy Christopher Taylor is reportedly joining the camp of respected track and field coach Rana Reider at his base in Florida.

Lane two in the Class Three 100 metres for girls was supposed to be Chantea Skyers’ lane.

The Jamaican government has engaged consultants to look into the viability of upgrading the National Stadium in Kingston and the stadium in Trelawny with a view to attracting international sporting events.

Maquettes of statues for former 100m world-record-holder Asafa Powell and two-time Olympic 200m champion Veronica Campbell Brown, are currently in the island and will be unveiled soon.

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