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JAMAICA SPORTS NEWS: February 28th – March 6th, 2015

HOWELL, CAMPBELL CALLED TO JAMAICAN U-23 NATIONAL SQUAD—03/02/15
Nico Campbell, sophomore goalkeeper at St. George’s College, and Ramone Howell, a freshman midfielder, have been tapped by the Jamaican Football Federation to attend a U-23 National Team camp. The camp will lead to an international exhibition match against the Cayman Islands. The Reggae Boyz are getting ready for a pending qualifier for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

STANDING OVATION FOR THE SUNSHINE GIRLS—03/03/15
Jamaicans love the Sunshine Girls and showed their love by giving the team a standing ovation at the Bigson McCook Relays. The national senior netball team took part in the women’s clubs and institutions 4×400-meter relay and receive more cheers as last-place finishers than did the winners from the University of Technology, who achieved a record time for the meet of 3:29.87.

UNDER-17S DEFEAT GUATEMALA AT CONCACAF CHAMPIONSHIP—03/04/15
The Under-17 football players from Jamaica were victorious over Guatemala at the CONCACAF Champion match. Jamaica took the match 2-1. The team took the lead in the 13th minute due to the actions of striker Nathaniel Adomolekin.

BASEBALL HAS POTENTIAL IN JAMAICA—03/05/15
According to Don Anderson, the chairman of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS), Jamaicans could make the sport of baseball very important on the island. He made his remarks during the launch of a baseball certificate course for coaches at GC Foster College. INSPORTS is heading the initiative in partnership with Baseball Canada. Thirty physical education teachers from primary schools will take part in the program ending March 6, 2015. The program is taking place in Spanish Town. Anderson said that baseball is a “big sport” in many countries and the participating coaches will be in a position to make the game big in Jamaica as well.

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