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Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Holmwood Technical and Excelsior High School will be seeking their second consecutive victories in the Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA) Champion of Champions High Schools Netball Tournament at the Leila Robinson Courts today.The...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Marva Bernard, chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of this year's inaugural staging of the Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA) Champion of Champions High Schools Netball Tournament, says all is in place for this weekend's...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Following months of intense preparation, head coach and president of Cavalier SC, Rudolph Speid, said his players are ready to compete in this year's staging of the Gothia Cup, a preseason youth tournament scheduled for July 15-21 in Gothenburg,...

Published:Friday | July 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Junior golfer Jack Stein turned in a scintillating display on yesterday's second day of the three-day Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships (CAJGC) at the Caymanas Club to keep the hosts in contention for the overall title.The 17-year-old...

Published:Thursday | July 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Coach of Jamaica's National Junior Squash team Bruce Burrowes says that he is very confident that they can win this year's JN General Insurance (JNGI) Caribbean Area Squash Association's Junior Championships, which will be held at the Liguanea Club...

Published:Tuesday | July 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Assistant coach of the Jamaica senior netball team, Winston Nevers, said he has identified a number of weak areas in the Sunshine Girls unit that he will be working on in order to help to improve the team's standings in the world rankings.The vastly...

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, says he expects a number of outstanding performances at the two-day Jamaica Under-18 Invitational.The meet which will be held at the National Stadium, will see...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

He has lost most of his senior players from last year but head coach of Holy Trinity High, Devon Anderson, is still hopeful that the school can challenge for next season's Manning Cup title.Holy Trinity, semifinalists in last year's competition, are...

Published:Thursday | June 28, 2018 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie said the Social Development Commission's (SDC) National 20/20 Community Cricket competition is helping to foster a better relationship between communities.Speaking at yesterday'...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

First vice-president of Netball Jamaica (NJ) Tricia Robinson is delighted with the turnout the association received at yesterday's inaugural staging of the Come Scramble fundraising golf tournament at the Caymanas Golf Club.NJ was hoping to raise...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The organisers of the Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS) Summer Games are expecting a very exciting day of activities at this year's 12th staging of the championships which is set for July 7 at the University of the West Indies Mona Bowl....

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, said sprinters Elaine Thompson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Yohan Blake have confirmed their participation in this weekend's National Senior Athletics...

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican sprinter Nigel Ellis said he is now very highly motivated after winning the men's 200m in a personal best time at the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium last Saturday.Ellis, running out of lane seven, won the event in a time of 20...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 11:15 PMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

In an effort to raise more than $1 million Netball Jamaica (NJ) will be hosting its inaugural staging of the Come Scramble with Jamaica Sunshine Girls fund-raising golf tournament.The two-person scramble full handicap tournament will be held at the...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands:Olympic sprint champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce said she is very pleased with the progress that she has been making since her return to active competition this season.Fraser-Pryce, who won the IAAF World Championships...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Former world 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell and 2008 and 2012 Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will line up in the men's and women's sprint at the Cayman Invitational meet today.The 35-year-old Powell will be competing for the...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Wayne Lewis, communi-cation director of Netball Jamaica (NJ), says the association has cancelled a scheduled meeting with former co-coach of the Sunshine Girls team Sasher-Gaye Henry.Lewis said the action was taken after Henry indicated that she...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's Davis Cup team will be aiming for a 3-0 victory when they face Honduras in their fourth match in Group Three Americas Davis Cup qualifiers in Escazu, Costa Rica.The Jamaicans, who were beaten 3-0 by The Bahamas in their third match of the...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Marva Bernard, chair of the local organising committee of the inaugural staging of the Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA) 2018 Champion of Champions High Schools Netball Tournament, says all systems are being put in place ahead of...

Published:Tuesday | May 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having enjoyed his most successful start to his Major League Soccer (MLS) career, Jamaican striker Darren Mattocks has set his sights on scoring 20 goals in the competition for his new club, DC United.Mattocks, who has been in excellent form in the...

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Portland hold an eight-point lead going into today's final day of the 35th staging of the JTA/Sagicor National Athletics Championship at the National Stadium.Portland, who last won the title in 2012, are on 61 points after eight finals. They are...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A close and exciting battle is expected tonight when favourites Barbican face Browns Town in the final of the Magnum/KSAFA Super League at the Constant Spring Sports Complex starting at 8:30 p.m.In the night's curtain-raiser hosts Constant Spring...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The top brass of Netball Jamaica (NJ) met last night as discussions continue on ways to ease the uncertainty caused by the sudden resignation of co-coach Sasher-Gaye Henry.President of NJ, Dr Paula Daley-Morris, first vice-president Tricia Robinson...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A meeting yesterday between the Human Resource Committee of Netball Jamaica and former Sunshine Girls coach Sasher-Gaye Henry ended without any agreement on the way forward.Wayne Lewis, communications director of Netball Jamaica, said that they are...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Wayne Lewis, communication director of Netball Jamaica (NJ), said former co-head coach of Jamaica's Sunshine Girls, Sasher-Gaye Henry, is scheduled to meet with the organisation's Human Resource Department this week in an effort to iron out their...

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