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Published:Friday | September 17, 2021 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

English Premier League side Brentford FC donated football gear valued at over £10,000 (just over J$2 million) to the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) yesterday. Rudi Page, from London-based Making Connections Work, who brokered...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2021 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Technical Committee Chairman Rudolph Speid is lamenting the stagnation of women’s football because of the absence of the local leagues. There have been numerous calls from the local fraternity for the return of the...

Published:Tuesday | September 14, 2021 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

General Secretary Dalton Wint says the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is disappointed that it was not able to secure an international friendly match for the national senior women’s team during this month’s FIFA’s window. Wint said the JFF had...

Published:Thursday | September 9, 2021 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Molynes United midfielder Fakibi Farquharson has signed a one-year loan deal with Slovenian second division club ND Ilirija until the end of the season. Molynes United General Manager Eurado Cornwall says he is delighted for Farquharson because...

Published:Thursday | September 9, 2021 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jockey Dick Cardenas has set his sights on reaching 100 wins this season and also topping leading rider Anthony Thomas for the Jockeys Championship at Caymanas Park. Cardenas, who has ridden 40 winners so far this season, signalled his intentions...

Published:Tuesday | September 7, 2021 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Football administrator Peter Moses said national senior men’s football team head coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore should be fired if the team does not win its next FIFA World Cup qualifying match against hosts Costa Rica in San José tomorrow night....

Published:Tuesday | September 7, 2021 | 12:08 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

ACCORDING TO his agent, Leron Lee, top claiming jockey Oshane ‘Johnny’ Nugent is expected to return to the saddle after serving a lengthy suspension. Nugent, one of the most popular riders at the track, will be making his return to Caymanas Park...

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2021 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having netted a hat-trick in his last competitive match for his Belgian club, Charleroi, national striker Shamar Nicholson is confident of taking his form into Jamaica’s World Cup qualifying game against hosts Mexico at the Azteca Stadium at 9 p.m...

Published:Tuesday | August 31, 2021 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Claiming apprentice jockey Raddesh Roman said he is now close to a return at Caymanas Park as doctors are scheduled to remove the pins from his surgically repaired right shoulder next week. Roman has been out of the saddle since December 19 after...

Published:Monday | August 30, 2021 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Gymnastics Association (JGA) has signed a multi-year partnership with United Kingdom-based Quatro Gymnastics, an apparel company. The partnership, which will be extended through to the next Olympic cycle, will see Quatro becoming the...

Published:Tuesday | August 24, 2021 | 12:08 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President Tricia Robinson says Netball Jamaica (NJ) has been approached by persons within the diaspora who would like to assist the association by hosting a fundraiser to purchase a new team bus. NJ’s two Toyota Coaster buses, used to transport the...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2021 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) General Manager Lorna Gooden says the digital screen that will replace the tote board at Caymanas Park has now arrived in the island. Gooden told The Gleaner that SVREL has now begun the...

Published:Thursday | August 19, 2021 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) has provided Netball Jamaica (NJ) with a new bus for the transportation of its teams. Two of NJ’s Toyota Coaster buses, which were donated by sponsors, were said to be stripped of their decals before being...

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2021 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

KEITH WELLINGTON, president of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), said he will be lobbying the principals to encourage their students to take the COVID-19 vaccine to allow for a safe return of high school sports in Jamaica. ISSA...

Published:Tuesday | August 17, 2021 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Netball Jamaica (NJ) President Tricia Robinson was at a loss for words after waking up to the news on Monday morning that thieves have stolen two buses used for transporting the national teams. The vehicles, two Toyota Coaster buses, were stolen...

Published:Saturday | August 14, 2021 | 12:08 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican football player, Ranaldo Biggs, of St Catherine-based club Racing FC, has signed a three-year contract with Slovenian Premier League club, NK Domžale. Biggs will be the second Jamaican to ply his trade for NK Domžale in recent times,...

Published:Thursday | August 12, 2021 | 12:08 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

WITH THE huge depth and talent that Jamaica now has in the men’s 110 metres hurdles event, reigning Olympic champion Hansle Parchment said this will be an added inspiration for him to work a lot harder to secure a spot on the country’s team to next...

Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2021 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Fresh off his gold medal-winning performance in the men’s 110m hurdles at the Tokyo Olympic Games, Hansle Parchment has now set his sights on breaking the world record in the event next year. Parchment, who has a personal best (PB) time of 12.94...

Published:Saturday | August 7, 2021 | 12:06 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

PANAMANIAN JOCKEY Dick Cardenas believes that his mount, BILLY WHIZZ, stands a live shot at winning today’s BetMaker Jamaica Derby at Caymanas Park. The Jason daCosta-trained three-year-old chestnut gelding is coming off an impressive 5 1/4 lengths...

Published:Monday | August 2, 2021 | 12:08 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

After a recent rise in crime in the community, the Fletcher’s Land Police Youth Club (PYC) is using football as a means of social intervention in the central Kingston community. The competition, spearheaded by Unique Plummer, sport coordinator of...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:12 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

OVER TWO million dollars has been added to the undercard purses for next month’s Jamaica Derby and Jamaica Oaks, which are scheduled to be run at Caymanas Park on August 7. “We had best-laid plans, but we had to battle the whole COVID restrictions...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC), Clovis Metcalfe, said the First Instance Tribunal delegates are scheduled to begin their investigations into the controversy surrounding the dead heat result in the recent Kingston Cup involving...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s upcoming tri-nation series against South Africa and Caribbean rivals Trinidad and Tobago is now in doubt as Netball Jamaica (NJ) is yet to receive COVID-19 approvals from the Government for the hosting of the event. The Gleaner has been...

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2021 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior women’s football team head coach Hubert Busby Jr says winger Trudi Carter will be up for selection for the Reggae Girlz’s upcoming FIFA World Women’s Cup Qualifiers once she remains fit and is playing competitive club football....

Published:Thursday | July 15, 2021 | 5:51 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Executive Chairman Solomon Sharpe says Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) is negotiating with two United States-based jockeys to feature in the Jamaica Derby and Jamaica Oaks next month. The Jamaica Derby, which will be...

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