On this week’s edition of Sports Spotlight, Jamaica makes history in yet another surprising sport – Ice Hockey.
The relationship between the Jamaica and Africa is about to get much deeper as the Government recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Republic of Kenya for greater collaboration and partnership in the area of sports. Under the MOU, Jamaica and Kenya have agreed to cooperate in the organising of major sporting events in track and field, water sports, football, cycling, cricket, netball, boxing, tennis, golf, martial arts, basketball, rugby and any other discipline that both countries may mutually decide upon.
The Government is continuing its work to enhance the local sports infrastructure as well as create opportunities for local athletes to thrive in their chosen disciplines through its technical partnership on sports cooperation with the People’s Republic of China. Under the partnership Jamaican athletes which is in its second year, coaches and managers have the opportunity to visit China to receive specialised training in seven disciplines, namely swimming, synchronised swimming, badminton, gymnastics, volleyball, football and basketball.
On today’s edition of Sports Spotlight, the Social Development Commission launches the 2019 National T20 Community Cricket Competition.
Jamaica this month welcomed members of the North West English Lionhearts rugby team, a powerful representative team from the amateur leagues in England. The team is in the middle of a 14-day tour, with the aim of testing the mettle of our local players. The Jamaica Rugby League Association is using the tour as part of the preparation pathway for Jamaica’s team, which qualified for the Rugby League World Cup in 2021 in England.
On today’s edition of Sports Spotlight we hear about the strides being made by the Jamaica Rugby League to build momentum for the sport locally.
On today’s edition of Sports Spotlight, the curtain comes down on the Reggae Girlz World Cup adventure.
With the Reggae Girls only days away from making their World Cup debut, a few squad members share their thoughts on the historic occasion.
The Reggae Girlz left the island on Monday, May 20, en route to their final destination Paris, France, where they will make their historic debut at the FIFA Women’s World Cup. They left the country fresh off the back of a 3-1 victory over Panama in an international friendly at the National Stadium on Sunday May 19, which doubled as the send-off event for the Girlz.
On today’s edition of Sports Spotlight, contract signed for upgrade of the National Stadium, and Government gives Jamaica Tallawahs franchise a financial boost ahead of this year’s Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 tournament.
On today’s edition of Sports Spotlight, Guardsman Games stakes claim for Jamaican endurance athletes on international scene.
On today’s edition of Sports Spotlight, Government revamps protocol for financing local federations; and Social Development Commission launches 2019 National Community T20 Cricket Competition.
Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, is encouraging persons with sport artifacts and memorabilia to donate them to the collection for the proposed National Sport Museum.
On today’s edition of Sports Spotlight, Jamaica to make history by hosting Gold Cup matches, and hurdles project to be implemented in schools.
Netball Jamaica has received some 3 million dollars in sponsorship support courtesy of manufacturing company LASCO and Starlight Productions. The funds will go towards the sponsorship of Netball Jamaica’s 2019 Major and Minor League Netball Competitions.
On today’s edition of Sports Spotlight, our Special Olympians get a helping hand on their way to the World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi later this month. And our Reggae Girlz kick start their World Cup preparations in fine style.
Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica gets new building; and INSPORTS All-Island Primary School Football and Netball competitions kick off.
An update on the works to refurbish the running track at Stadium East.
On today’s edition of Sports Spotlight, Sports minister Olivia Grange shares some of the Government’s priorities for the portfolio in 2019, and we chat with Reggae Girls goalkeeper, Chris Ann Chambers.
On today’s edition of Sports Spotlight, a few of our history making Reggae Girlz share their expectations about the World Cup next year.