High Hopes for our Hurdlers

Jamaica has learnt to count on its hurdlers for medals on the global stage. The expectations are similar as the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics approach, with reigning 110 metre hurdles champion Omar McLeod leading the way. In fact, with McLeod and 2015 World 100 metre hurdles champion Danielle Williams in the mix, gold medals are not out of the question.

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

Dear Participant,
The Ministry of Health and Wellness advised us today (Jan 7th) that they are unable at this time to issue a permit for the successful staging of the 4th Ted Dwyer Classics hosted by EXED Community College, which was planned for this Saturday, Jan 9th. 

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

this time.

2020 Calendar Conference: Athletics in a Pandemic

Presentations from the 2020 JAAA Calendar Conference: Athletics in a Pandemic


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.