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Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:31 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Standout Jamaican driver Fraser McConnell says that his memorable 2019 season will serve as a platform for greater success in the future. The 21-year-old driver is coming off a historic year, which saw him lift the ARX2 championship in October,...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 8:00 PMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Despite not achieving the results that he would have wanted, reigning Caribbean Squash champion Christopher Binnie believes that he can continue to maintain his high standard of performances. The nine-time national champion earned himself another...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts has pushed back the announcement of the new senior women’s national team coach to yet another week. Ricketts had previously stated that the coach would be revealed last Tuesday, but...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 12:59 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Described as a born leader and one who would “go the extra mile” for others, family, friends, teammates, and well-wishers gathered yesterday to say goodbye to national senior women’s footballer Tarania ‘Plum Plum’ Clarke, who passed away in October...

Published:Saturday | December 21, 2019 | 12:25 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican internationals Amal Knight and Devon Williams believe they have a role to play in guiding the future of their younger counterparts. The pair were speaking at the launch of the 2019 Game of Life Charity Games at Mary Seacole Hall on the...

Published:Friday | December 20, 2019 | 12:43 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Game For Life Foundation co-founder and chairman Shamal Thomas believes that given support, underprivileged children could use football to create better lives for themselves and their communities. He was speaking at the media launch for the Game...

Published:Wednesday | December 18, 2019 | 12:35 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Multiple Olympic and World Champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce believes that if given the opportunity, the young people in her Waterhouse Community, can reach heights of excellence as she has done. She was speaking at the launch of the third annual...

Published:Tuesday | December 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

While the conversation over the last week has been the to reaction to Yohan Blake’s claim that Usain Bolt’s success has “overshadowed” his own accomplishments on the track, multiple Olympic and World champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce says that there...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:20 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican gymnast Toni-Ann Williams has made the leap from competitor to trainer. The 24-year-old Olympian was named assistant head coach of the Towson University Tigers Gymnastic Team in Towson, Maryland. The position was announced on Thursday....

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Portmore United head coach Ricardo Gardner believes that his team is close to being back to its best after a 2-1 win over Cavalier FC in the Red Stripe Premier League game at the Spanish Town Prison Oval yesterday. Lamar Walker opened the scoring...

Published:Wednesday | December 11, 2019 | 12:43 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Defending Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) champions Portmore United will have a tough assignment in their Concacaf Champions League campaign as they will face Mexican outfit Cruz Azul in the round of 16 next year. The teams were paired together...

Published:Wednesday | December 11, 2019 | 12:41 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA) president Marva Bernard says that the expected inclusion of Netball for the next Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games provides a platform for the sport to be eventually considered as an...

Published:Tuesday | December 10, 2019 | 12:30 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president Christopher Samuda warns that Jamaican athletes must take responsibility in ensuring that they are not found doping in their respective sports. The warning comes after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA...

Published:Saturday | December 7, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

DaCosta Cup champions Clarendon College (CC) will have every intention of keeping their all island crown when they face Manning Cup champions Jamaica College (JC) in the Olivier Shield this afternoon at the National Stadium at 5. The final game of...

Published:Friday | December 6, 2019 | 12:20 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Former national senior women’s football team head coach Hue Menzies says that the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has put the future of the programme in jeopardy. Menzies, who guided the Reggae Girlz to their first ever participation in the FIFA...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:33 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) General Secretary Dalton Wint believes Jamaican international Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw deserves to be among the nominees for the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation’s National Sportswoman of the Year award. The call comes...

Published:Tuesday | December 3, 2019 | 12:27 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica College (JC) principal Wayne Robinson has declared the beginning of a new era for the school after it captured the 2019 ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup title. The victorious team was celebrated at a special assembly yesterday morning at the Karl...

Published:Monday | December 2, 2019 | 12:24 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) referees department head Victor Stewart said that match officials’ absence at Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) games yesterday was because of a misunderstanding. He says miscommunication regarding the confirmation...

Published:Saturday | November 30, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

It only took a year, but the colours of dark blue rule urban schoolboy football again. Jamaica College (JC) captured their 30th ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup title, defeating St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) 5-4 on penalties in the final at the...

Published:Saturday | November 30, 2019 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Gymnastics Association Nicole Grant-Brown says that the newly constructed National Gymnastic Training Centre will help to further develop the sport in Jamaica. The new facility on Slipe Road will be opened in an official...

Published:Friday | November 29, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Head of the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation Selection Committee Mike Fennell said that it was a tough task narrowing down the finalists for the 2019 RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year. The full list of nominees...

Published:Friday | November 29, 2019 | 12:31 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

St Catherine High School head coach Anthony Patrick says that it would mean the world to the faculty and students if they were to win a first-ever schoolboy title. They will face Excelsior High School today in the ISSA Walker Cup final at 2:30 p.m...

Published:Wednesday | November 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

When St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) take the field this Friday for the 2019 ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup final, they will be yearning not only to end their 32-year wait for urban supremacy but to be as revered and immortalised as the heroes...

Published:Monday | November 25, 2019 | 12:13 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Amateur Body Building and Fitness Association (JABBFA) assistant treasurer Matthew Smith-Barrett believes that the organisation can do its part to fight doping in the sport. Smith-Barrett was speaking at the launch of the fifth Stamina...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:22 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

ISSA president Keith Wellington says that a decision will be made regarding possible further sanction for Kingston College’s Khalifah Richards and Jamaica College’s Shadane Lopez after a violent incident that took place in their Manning Cup semi-...

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