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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.

The other two boys’ games ended scoreless between Denbigh High and Excelsior and Campion College and Clan Carthy.

The nine versus nine competition for boys is being contested by 10 schools while the seven versus seven for girls is being contested by seven schools.


Posted by  | 8 Mar, 2023

Jamaica qualifies for Field Hockey at CAC Games

Hamilton, Bermuda–  The Jamaica Men’s National Field Hockey Team secured automatic qualification to the 2023 Central American & Caribbean (CAC) Games by placing 1st at the recently concluded CAC qualifiers in Bermuda from April 14th – 17th.

Jamaica’s Richard Harris was voted Most Valuable Player with Brandon Clark getting an award for leading Goal Scorer in the tournament.

The Female team played extremely well but were unfortunate to end the tournament in 3rd position on four (4) points, with Bermuda and Puerto Rico, first and second respectively on seven (7) and five (5) points respectively. Jamaica’s Shakira Elliot copped the award for the leading goal scorer for the tournament.

The Women’s team still have the possibility of qualification, based on the fact that the Games have now been moved from El Salvador to Dominican Republic, whose women team have already qualified.  This creates another qualifying position that would have been reserved for the host country. Therefore, according to Alberto “Coco” Budeisky the President of the Pan American Hockey Federation that qualifying spot will/should be awarded to the 3rd place (Jamaica) from the Bermuda Qualifiers.

“This was possible only through the tremendous partnership with the Jamaica Olympics Association (JOA) based on assistance with the delivery of our continued coaching development programs, provision of strategic guidance and the contribution of critical resources for tournament participation.  Thanks to the stewardship of JOA’s President Christopher Samuda, and Managing Director, Ryan Foster and the entire JOA staff, Jamaica Hockey Federation (JHF) will now be represented in the CAC Games in the Dominican Republic in June 2023,” said the JHF in a statement.


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.

JP Farms donates snack stash to the Jamaica hockey team

JP Farms Brand Manager Gayon Douglas (left) trades happy smiles and gift bags filled with tasty St Mary’s snacks with Jamaica Field Hockey Women’s Senior National team players Imauny Linton (centre) and Jonel Witter on Wednesday, January 25, ahead of their trip to the Cayman Islands to play a series of matches in preparation for the 24th Central American and Caribbean Games. St Mary’s donated five cases of its snack products to the 16-member squad.

Jamaican Officials Appointed to the Central American & Caribbean(CAC) Games 2018

Two Jamaican officials have been appointed by the Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF) to the CAC Games in Barranquilla, Colombia from July 20 – August 3, 2018.  Umpires Richard Harris and Stephanie Adams will proudly represent Jamaica, officiating at the CAC Games for the first time.  Congratulations to both umpires, keep working hard to achieve your goals.