Team Manual - Competitions during COVID-19
With the imminent Return to Activity for sports in Jamaica, the JAAA has designed this document, in collaboration with the Jamaica Track and Field Coaches Association (JATAFCA), for Teams to use as a manual when participating in a Track and Field Meeting in Jamaica. These are the established Protocols influenced by the Ministry of Health & Wellness.
Condolence to Coach Lloyd Cowan, MBE
The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) family wishes to extend our sincere condolence and
sympathy to the family & friends of Coach Lloyd Cowan, MBE on his passing. He will always be remembered
for his generosity of spirit, calm & friendly persona.
Postponed: 2020 Ted Dwyer Classics
Postponed: 2020 JC/PureWater/R Danny Williams Meet
The Jamaica College Sports Development Committee wishes to advise that the 28th staging of
the JC/Purewater/R Danny Williams Track & Field Development Meet initially scheduled
for January 9, 2021 has been POSTPONED due to non-approval by the Ministry Of Health at
Believe In Yourself, Jumper - Chelsea Hammond
Chanice Porter and Tissanna Hickling can be medal contenders at the Olympics and the World Championships if they are consistent and if they believe in themselves. That's the recipe for success outlined by 2008 Olympic bronze medallist Chelsea Hammond.
World Athletics Indoor Championships postponed
It is with regret that we have agreed with the organisers of the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Nanjing (19-21 March 2021) to postpone the event to March 2023.
Inspired by McKenley
For the first time ever, a Jamaican is the head track and field coach at Georgetown University. The new director of track and field and cross country is former Calabar High School athlete Alton McKenzie, whose association with Georgetown goes back to 1989. McKenzie is humbled by the appointment and says he owes much to a trio of coaching giants. Among them is Olympic gold medallist Herb McKenley.