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.

Waterhouse Football has issued an apology for their role in the unfortunate turn of events that marred the ending the 2018/2019 Red Stripe Premier League season at the National Stadium in Kingston on Monday night.

Technical Director of the Cavalier Football Club Rudolph Speid said the Cavalier Football Club established themselves as a powerhouse in the 2018/2019 RSPL season and expects the coming season to be an even better one.

Speid was speaking with Sportsmax.TV following his team’s 1-0 win over Mount Pleasant Football Club in the playoff for third place at the National Stadium on Monday night.

A 41st-minute goal from Alex Marshall was enough for Cavalier to win the match and secure third place. Marshall picked up the ball on the left just outside the 18-yard box beat a defender before firing past goalkeeper Joseph Vargas into the right corner of the goal.

Speid believes there is a lot to build on for next season.

“I think the third-place playoff was really an anti-climax to our season but at the same time we can’t complain too much because I think Cavalier established themselves as one of the powerhouses in the league,” he said.

“We have some regrets we didn’t go all the way but we are going to build on it next season.”

Cavalier sold two players during the season that impacted their season by their absence. One of them was 19-year-old Jamoi Topey who departed for the Bethlehem Steele in the National Soccer League in the United States.

Speid described Topey as three players in one and said his departure hurt the team defensively but they managed to eventually get their act together to reach the playoffs.

For next season, he plans to introduce even more young players into the Cavalier team and their fans can expect more from them in 2019/2020.

World champion Alia Atkinson believes there is a lot of swimming talent in the Caribbean but a lack of confidence is holding it back. She hopes to unleash this talent with swimming clinics like the one she hosted in St. Lucia with young swimmers last week Thursday and Friday, April 25 and 26.

Organizers of the Jamaica International Invitational Meet (JIIM) said on Monday, insufficient funding and not wanting to stage a ‘watered down’ prompted the decision to cancel the 2019 edition of the meet that was set for this May-4 weekend.

Calabar High School’s Kai Chang unleashed a 60-plus metre throw on Friday to win the high school boy’s discus at the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.

A youthful Edwin Allen team with a pair of 14-year-old twins stole the show at the Penn Relays on Friday’s second day of the Penn Relays when they smashed the meet record in the High School Girls Championship of America.

N’Keal Harry was the latest Caribbean national to be drafted by an NFL team on Thursday when he was selected by Super Bowl champions, the New England Patriots during the 2019 draft held in Nashville, Tennessee.

Danielle Sloley of Immaculate Conception High School won the high school girls shot put on day one of the annual Penn Relays on Thursday.

The Jamaica International Invitational seems to be in jeopardy of being delayed this year or possibly not being held at all.

Coming off another impressive campaign at the 2019 Carifta Games in the Cayman Islands last weekend, Briana Williams will arrive at Jamaica’s National Championships in June ready up the ante.

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