Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy is a journalist with 28 years’ experience covering crime, entertainment, and sports. He joined the staff at SportsMax.TV as a content editor two years ago and is enjoying the experience of developing sports content and new ideas. At SportsMax.tv he is pursuing his true passion - sports.

President of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association has described the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group D as an interesting one.

Jamaica and Honduras will be joined in Group C by El Salvador and Curacao in the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup set to kick off on June 15 and conclude on July 7.

For the first time in a decade, Jamaica will send a team to a regional U-19 Women’s Competition.

Jamaica’s will be hoping for a better finish in the CWI Regional U15 Tournament when they compete in this year’s competition set for April 11-21 in Antigua and Barbuda.

Jordan Samuda, the newly elected president of the Jamaica Skeet Club has expressed plans to expand the club outside the Corporate Area in a bid to further grow the sport of shooting in the country.

Samuda was elected recently at the club’s Annual General Meeting at its Portmore headquarters, succeeding Evan Thwaites did not seek re-election after serving a two-year term.

Samuda was the club secretary during Thwaites’ presidency.

While speaking at the recent closing ceremony of the Tastee Inter-School Sporting Clays Challenge, his first tournament as president, Samuda made is intentions known.

“Our main focus is to build the club (and) to continue to develop the club.  When I say build the club,  grow it with members and additional sponsorship,” he said.

“We are focused heavily at finding an offsite location.  We are also focused heavily on finding and establishing a Montego Bay West location so we have a Jamaica Skeet Club West.  There are a lot of hunters that shoot birds and bird shooters in Montego Bay and Westmoreland and Savannah-la Mar, so we hope that we will open a Skeet Club West down that side and encourage greater membership.”

With regards to the tournament, the new president was effusive with his praise for the former president and national coach Khaleel Azan who spearheaded the Tastee junior tournament. “ (I am) very, very pleased. Khaleel Azan has developed it and has perfected it.  We have no doubt that under his stewardship it will only continue to grow.

“Overall, it was a fantastic tournament.  We had over 12 schools that participated, close to 50 students, slightly down from our last competition this time last year but overall participation was strong and the junior programme continues to grow and is the lifeblood of our club,” Samuda said.

“A lot of these juniors are now in A Class and give the adults a run for your money and we are always thankful and happy for that.”

Jamaican gymnast Danusia Francis says she hopes her winning performances at the inaugural Superstars of Gymnastics last month that have gone viral, will help raise the profile of Jamaica’s gymnastics talents.

When Briana Williams steps onto the track at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex at the 48th renewal of the Carifta Games later this month, it will be the first of two dress rehearsals for the Jamaican National Championships two months later.

Cautiously optimistic about qualifying for Jamaica’s team to the IAAF World Championships in September, Chanice Porter got her outdoor season off to a wonderful start on the weekend with her best ever opener in the long jump and a personal best in the 100m.

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