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Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Edith Dalton James High athlete Sanoya Douglas is still basking in the experience of competing at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium yesterday. The 13-year-old Douglas, who is the only female...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 12:39 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Newly crowned Class One discus champion Shamella Donaldson of Rusea’s High School dedicated her gold-medal-winning performance at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships to her mother, Novia Brissette. The 19-year-old...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 12:24 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Denham Town High School coach Junior Forbes says that he is expecting outstanding performances from the institution’s two representatives at this year’s ISSA/Gracekennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium. The west...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:19 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Newly elected president of Cricket West Indies, Ricky Skerritt, said that his first order of business in his new role is to revamp the association’s High Performance Centre (HPC). The 62-year-old defeated incumbent Dave Cameron of Jamaica, 8-4...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Dave Myrie, principal of Kingston College (KC), said distance star Ari Rodgers remains a major doubt for next week’s staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships at the National Stadium. The Uganda-born Rodgers, who has...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:24 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Dr Donovan Bennett, first vice-president of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), says the local cricket body will soon be inviting applications for the post of head coach of the senior men’s team. Robert Haynes was appointed interim coach last...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:26 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Dunbeholden’s head coach, Riegel Smith, said that they have learned a lot from playing in the Red Stripe Premier League for the first time, warning that they will be much stronger come next season. Dunbeholden, who were promoted to the RSPL last...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Tivoli Gardens striker Colorado Murray says that he will be pushing himself to the limit, in an effort to capture this year’s Golden Boot award for the leading scorer in the Red Stripe Premier League competition. Murray, who is a former Excelsior...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:45 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Group CEO of GraceKennedy Don Wehby has moved to clarify that the five defibrillators, which his company intends to purchase, will in fact not be sourced in time for this month’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships. Champs...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Don Wehby, chief executive officer of GraceKennedy, says that his organisation will be donating five defibrillators, which will be used at this month’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships. The highly anticipated championships...

Published:Tuesday | March 12, 2019 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Dr Donovan Bennett, first vice-president of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), says that his organisation is keen to learn about the plans drawn up by Cricket West Indies (CWI) presidential hopeful Ricky Skerritt and incumbent Dave Cameron....

Published:Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Michael Ricketts, said his association is in full support of the plans by Reggae Girlz Foundation co-founders Michelle Adamolekun and Lisa Quarrie to start a football academy for young women in...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2019 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Michael Ricketts says that the Reggae Girlz are now in receipt of contracts that have been offered to them by his association, and he is currently awaiting their response. However, Ricketts said he...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Michelle Adamolekun and Lisa Quarrie, co-founders of the Reggae Girlz Foundation, say plans are now being made to start a football academy for young women in Jamaica. They said that the academy would serve to develop young girls from the tender...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

“Just expect the old Shelly-Ann, or even better, who knows, because I am excited about the progress and I am looking forward to it.” Those are the words of two-time Olympic gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. The 32-year-old Jamaican...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Head coach Hue Menzies says that he will be making a number of changes to the Reggae Girlz team ahead of the second and final match of their friendly series against South American side Chile at the Montego Bay Sports Complex tomorrow. The Reggae...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:19 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven says that his organisation will be meeting very soon to decide which candidate they will be supporting at the upcoming Cricket West Indies (CWI) annual general meeting (AGM...

Published:Friday | March 1, 2019 | 12:30 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven, in expressing shock at the passing of veteran sports journalist Tony Becca, described him as an icon of the game. Becca, a former sports editor of The Gleaner, died at age...

Published:Monday | February 25, 2019 | 12:22 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Assistant coach Andrew Price said the Reggae Girlz’s two friendly international games against Central American side Chile form a very important part of their preparations as they gear up to compete in this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup Finals in...

Published:Monday | February 25, 2019 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Now that she has been appointed to the board of Netball Jamaica (NJ), Simone Forbes is ready to give back to netball in order for the sport to continue to develop in the country. Forbes, Keyan-Shawn Murdock, Denise Wisdom and Carlene Waugh were...

Published:Saturday | February 23, 2019 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Former Sunshine Girls captain Simone Forbes will challenge incumbent Tricia Robinson for the post of first vice-president at today’s annual general meeting (AGM) of Netball Jamaica (NJ). The AGM will be held at the Jamaica Olympic Association...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:30 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

International cycling coach, Australian Donna Rae-Szalinski, says that Jamaica must look to build a cycling culture if the country wants to become successful in the sport. Rae-Szalinski, who is currently in the island conducting a number of...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Dave Myrie, principal of Kingston College (KC), expressed his delight after Qualcare, through its nutrition shake Intrust, made a presentation of products to the school’s track-and-field programme recently. Danielle Wright, consumer manager of...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Cavalier’s star striker, Alex Marshall, left the island yesterday for a one- month trial stint with top-flight Greek club Aris Thessaloniki. The 20-year-old Marshall, who has seven caps for the national team, has been in good form in the Red...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Sports columnists Dalton Myers and Dr Paul Wright have both tipped discus thrower Fedrick Dacres and swimming sensation Alia Atkinson to win tonight's RJRGLEANER National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the year awards.Myers said that he expects Dacres...

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