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Denbigh High & JC Start off ISSA U19 Hockey Competition in Style

The Inter-Secondary Sports Association ISSA/Jamaica Hockey Federation, JHF, Under-19 High School competition got underway with the playing of four games at the Mona Hockey Field on Tuesday.

In the lone game played for girls, Denbigh High beat Wolmer’s Girls 3-0, while Jamaica College were the only winners on the boy’s side when they thumped Kingston College 6-0. .. read more

Jamaica College U19 Hockey Champions

Jamaica College U 19 Hockey team has emerged victorious in the 2023 ISSA Hockey competition, and their incredible display of talent and skill has been rewarded with the highly coveted title. Throughout the tournament, the team has shown unwavering determination, impressive teamwork, and remarkable sportsmanship, and their success is a testament to their hard work and dedication.

The team’s leading goal scorers, Tae-malic Harrison and Jemar Ferguson, have been instrumental in their journey to victory, both netting an impressive 10 goals each. Their outstanding performances have been a source of inspiration for the rest of the team, and their contribution has been invaluable.  read more

 

2023 ISSA U19 BOYS & GIRLS HOCKEY COMPETITION

Mona, Kingston, Jamaica – The Jamaica Hockey Federation (JHF) is thrilled to announce the start of the ISSA School Boys and Girls Field Hockey Competition. The competition’s first staging since the COVID-19 pandemic will begin on March 7th with four games and the Opening Ceremony at 3:00 p.m.

The competition will feature teams from high schools across Jamaica, with over 200 players expected to participate. The JHF is excited to support the development of hockey at the school level and hopes to see a growing interest in the sport across the island.

“The resumption of the ISSA School Boys and Girls Field Hockey Competition is an important milestone for the JHF as we continue to work towards the growth and development of the sport in Jamaica,” said Rudolfo Johnston, Director, Growth & Development of the JHF. “We are thrilled to see so many schools participating in this year’s competition, and we are confident that this will be a great opportunity for young players to showcase their talent and passion for the sport.”

The JHF has been working hard to promote the sport of hockey in Jamaica, and the ISSA School Boys and Girls Field Hockey Competition is just one example of the federation’s commitment to expanding the reach of the sport. The JHF hopes that this competition will inspire more young players to take up hockey and that it will help to build a strong foundation for the future of the sport in Jamaica.

For more information on the ISSA School Boys and Girls Field Hockey Competition, please Rudolfo Johnston at 1 (876) 334-6150 or the Secretariat at 876-702-4497.

Jamaica set to host new Hockey5s World Cup qualifiers in June

THE SPORT of hockey is set to get a shot in the arm come the middle of this year, with the Jamaica Hockey Federation (JHF) set to host the Pan American Confederation Hockey5s World Cup qualifiers in early June.

President of the JHF, Fabian Stewart, confirmed the news to The Gleaner after his team recently held an event-management workshop in preparation for the tournament.

Two facilitators, Trinidad and Tobago’s Maureen Craig-Rousseau from the Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH) and Argentinian Laura Macchiotti from the Pan Am Hockey Federation, were in the island preparing the JHF for

the upcoming event, which will see between 12 and 16 international teams coming to Jamaica in a bid to seek qualification to the first Hockey5s World Cup to be held in Oman in 2024.

Host Oman, Belgium, Poland, and the Netherlands have already qualified from the Euro Championships, with Egypt, Kenya, and Nigeria qualifying from the African Championship on the men’s side.

Among the women, hosts Oman, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia have already booked their ticket to the inaugural event.

Stewart says 12 teams have already confirmed their interest in the Pan Am qualifiers, with the United States, Canada, and teams from Central America and the Caribbean eagerly anticipating the tournament.

“We expect most of the teams represented in the region because it presents a less expensive opportunity for smaller countries of making their way to the World Cup,” said Stewart.

First played in preparation for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, Hockey5s is a super-fast, highly skilful, short format of hockey that is designed to be adaptable to multiple surfaces.

“Hockey5s is like the T20 of hockey. It’s a smaller game, much faster with end-to-end action as the ball cannot leave the field. It’s five players to a team instead of the traditional 11, and we anticipate a very exciting tournament,” said Stewart.

Stewart and his team have their hands full, as the JHF will be sending a female team to Cayman this weekend to participate in a three-game tour of that island against a Cayman Invitational team.

Stewart says the games will form part of the national team’s preparation for upcoming tournaments.

“Apart from the Hockey5s tournament, we have the Central America and Caribbean Games coming up in June, which both the male and female teams have qualified for. The tour to Cayman was conceptualised to give the female team some exposure and experience before the games mid-year.”

Seventeen players are expected to make the trip to Cayman, along with national coach Nicole Bradshaw.

President of the Jamaica Hockey Federation(JHF) elected to the Board of The Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF)

Fabian Stewart was elected to the Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF) Board of Directors for a two year term at the recently concluded biennial PAHF Congress held in Santiago, Chile, January 27 – 29th 2022.  Fabian Stewart is the first JHF President to be elected to the PAHF Board of Directors in over a decade. While growth in the sport has been affected by the Pandemic during the last two years, the JHF has accomplished the following under President Stewart’s leadership: 

  • PAHF regional programs for Coaching, Training and Development 2016 – 2022;
  • Received the PAHF’s President’s Award for Youth Development 2019; and
  • The PAHF Award for successfully hosting the Pan Am CAC Qualifiers in 2017  

Fabian Stewart also serves on the Board of Directors for the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA)

For more information, contact

Email address: jhfsecretary@jamaicahockeyfed.org 

The Jamaica Hockey Secretariat 

Tel: 876-702-4497

JHF Elects New Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Jamaica Hockey Federation elects a new Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting.

Mona AstroTurf, Kingston, December 12, 2021: The Jamaica Hockey Federation (JHF) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at the Mona Astro Turf. The council, made up of clubs, individual, and life members, gathered to fill the positions of men’s vice-president, women’s vice-president, and honorary secretary.

Ricardo Panton, who had been Vice-President since January 2021, has been reinstated. Ricardo returns to the board with a wealth of sports management experience, having worked for some of Jamaica’s top sports companies and teams, including Ballaz International and the Jamaica National Men’s Hockey Team, where he served as Team Manager.

The new Women’s Vice-President is Ms. Dionne Smallhorne, who served as Team Manager for the Women’s Team at the 2018 Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Games. Smallhorne, a country bakery manager at PriceSmart, brings a wealth of experience in operations, customer relations, and auditing to the board.

Krystal Buchanan, an experienced banker at VM Group, joins the board as Honorary Secretary. Krystal, a marketer by training, has a wealth of customer service and supervisory experience. Fabian Stewart, President; Dr. Carlton Campbell, Director; Collington Rowe, Honorary Treasurer; Lt. Colonel Roderick Rowe, Director; and Victor Tomlinson, Immediate Past President, complete the Board.

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For more information, contact:
Krystal Buchanan
Honorary Secretary
Email address: jhfsecretary@jamaicahockeyfed.org

Or

The Jamaica Hockey Secretariat
Tel: 876-702-4497