With a 14.5 Million dollar investment in our athletes, the Jamaica Olympic Association is moving to ensure that the best of the best get all they need to compete. The athletic ambassadors will have many chances to compete in meets that will be of global standards.
Our Olympic hopefuls and professionals have received a blessing with a new partnership between Supreme Ventures Limited and the Jamaica Olympic Association. The alliance augments current programmes and help to create others.
Our athletes have represented us on the world stage ever since we were allowed to compete internationally. Once Jamaica is in the mix or match, it's game on. But what happens when the competing comes to an end for our athletic ambassadors. How do they manage? We look into these question in this article.
Kimani Gibbons has not forgotten where he grew up. The young ‘baller’ stays connected to his community by helping the youth build themselves into powerful and positive adults. His creation of the Aptitude Football Academy is a hands-on effort to give neighbourhood youth a chance to experience positive choices. He needs your support in any way you can provide it.
Eager contributors and students of the high-level Coaches' Courses, put out by the JOA, have lined up for a chance at joining the ranks of professional coaches. The initiative sparked vested interest in the welfare of the countries athletics and our sporting prowess's future.
Striker Kemal Malcolm's efforts on the field have paid off. He has been loaned to Premier League professional team Deportiva Chalatenango. He will get much-needed game time to prepare him for the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying. It is a move that is a win-win for all involved.
Chris Gayle has decided that he is still ready to play his signature sport. He is in the process of suiting up to represent the region. The West Indies will have one more star player on their side.
As Jamaica advances in regional and international policy-making, Ryan Foster states: "Jamaica may be a small island in the Caribbean Sea, but our impact must be as deep and wide as the oceans that surround continents and beyond the horizon."
The JOA has decided to spread access to Sporting Management education to the diaspora. The aim is to increase opportunities for Jamaicans globally to add sports management to their credit.
Hugh Sherlock started it all with a bat and a ball. Now the Boys’ Town complex has grown to be an institution that permanently changes lives for the better. Here is another example of how.
The Caribbean Area Squash Association’s Senior Championships were filled with excitement down to the final match between Jamaican and Guyana. As close as the results could be, Jamaica came out with the Silver.