Since introducing young players like Luton Shelton around 2001 now, 3 HVFC U17 Reggae Boyz players, namely Nicque Daley, Rennato Campbell and Jabari Howell are included in the World Cup-Chasing U-17 national team. The man spearheading the academic subset of the broader Under-17 Reggae Boyz residential camp sees the holistic programme bringing success on and off the field. Continue Reading →
Ricardo ‘Bibi’ Gardner told the 31 primary school football teams that there is no room for selfishness on the field and everyone should instead be a team player who makes decisions that benefit their respective squads.
“You should remember that the game of football is not only about you but is about the entire team,” said Gardner, who currently coaches the National Under-20 men’s team.
“Sometimes you are on the field and want to shoot to goal but the best choice is to pass the ball to your teammate because he is in a better position to score. At the end of the day, that’s what is more important for the team,” he added.
Gardner further urged the young players to eat right, train hard and above all else, be disciplined and never give up on their dreams.
“There were many times when I wanted to give up when I used to be in England, the weather got cold and the going gets tough, but there was a motto that I grew up on, and that was, ‘a quitter never wins and a winner never quits’,” he noted while wishing the teams all the best in the competition.
The 2017 competition will feature six zones and the top two teams from each zone will advance to the quarter-finals. The keenly contested tournament is expected to run for two months, and in addition to cash prizes, the teams and their respective players will also be up for best defender and top goalscorer, among other sectional prizes.
May The Best Team Win
“We expect you (teams) to play fair football, have a good season, and may the best team win,” said Hopeton Gilchrist, the competition match coordinator. Christopher Denny, VMBS’s VP of sales and services, outlined that company is proud of the almost three decades commitment to both youth and football development in the west.
“The competition has contributed to the future of football,” said Denny. “It has honed the skills of many, some of whom have moved on to play nationally and internationally. It has also fostered camaraderie within the school communities as parents, spectators and general supporters band together for each successful staging,” he added.
Defending champions Granville All-Age and Barracks Road Primary kicked off the first match in the competition at the UDC playing field in the second city.
Source: The Jamaica Gleaner
More than 60 young Jamaican footballers from across the island had the opportunity of a lifetime on Saturday when they were joined by Quinton Fortune, Manchester United legend, who jetted to Jamaica for the Flow Ultimate Football Experience youth skills development clinic held at the Liberty Ballaz field in Kingston.
The tough-tackling midfielder and South African international is one of several Manchester United Legends who will be present in some of FLOW’s markets at the skills-based events, leading up to the Flow Ultimate Football Experience Final in Trinidad on May 7.
The latest region-wide initiative, hosted by FLOW and Manchester United, is designed to give youngsters the chance-of-a-lifetime to participate in local talent development football camps across FLOW’s 15 markets.
Two winners from each country will advance to the two-day skills session in T&T to experience one-on-one training with Caribbean Football Union (CFU) and Manchester United Soccer School coaches. There, they will participate in a series of drills designed by the coaches and compete for the chance for two finalists and their coach to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Old Trafford in Manchester, England, to see Manchester United in a Premier League fixture.
Thirteen-year-old Tyrese Williams, a student of Kingston College and a member of the Harbour View FC youth programme, and 15-year-old Romario Willis, who attends St George’s College and plays for Central Kingston, have been selected as the two lucky youth players to represent Jamaica in a region-wide skills development camp. The boys along with their coaches and a guardian will be making the trip to Trinidad in May.
Source: The Jamaica Observer
A goal four minutes into the second half from McKauly Tulloch helped Harbour View FC to a narrow 1-0 win against Montego Bay United FC in a competitive third-round Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game at the Compound on Sunday. Continue Reading →
It was fun, frolic and entertainment as a number of the country’s former stars rubbed shoulders with aspiring talents in a Heineken Celebrity Scrimmage Tournament at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona, Bowl yesterday. Continue Reading →
The Heineken STAR Powered Scrimmage match will be held on Wednesday, March 15th at the University of the West Indies (UWI). The event begins at 3pm, with a celebrity match starting at 4:30pm. Continue Reading →
A last-gasp strike from Kemar Bennett secured all three points for Harbour View FC with a 1-0 win against Waterhouse FC in a crucial third round clash to move away from the drop zone in Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at Drewsland on Sunday. Continue Reading →
Luton Shelton was drained after only 45 minutes of action upon his return from a lengthy injury layoff. Continue Reading →
On a cold and rainy day, the collective spirits of the die-hard HVFC loyalists were mightily lifted with a composed come-from-behind win over the fifth-placed Portmore United. Continue Reading →
It was pulsating. It was pleasing. But the final result left both coaches Continue Reading →