One of the island’s most promising young footballers, Gregory Cousins Jr, today left Jamaica to take up a full scholarship at Bethel University in Tennessee, United States. He’s departed two days after scoring three goals that helped Garvey Maceo High School secure a 5-0 win over Manning’s in the final of the prestigious DaCosta Cup competition. It is the Clarendon school’s second time lifting the all-important trophy, having done so back in 2007. Cousins is the top DaCosta Cup scorer this season, with a total 20 goals and eight assists. His feat has not gone unnoticed in his school community and also in his nativeRead More →

The captain of the formidable Dinthill Technical High School football team, Dayeshaniel Russell, is destined for greatness – and he is ecstatic that his father is among the people still around to cheer him on. “I am very very proud of my son,” said Gary Russell, a taxi operator who had a brush with death. He recalled that gunmen shot him twice and left him for dead a few years ago while they stole his motor car in Linstead, St. Catherine. While in hospital in 2019, he wondered whether he would have survived to see his son realize his football dreams, which includes helping DinthillRead More →

When he played his first match this season in the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association DaCosta Cup competition, many onlookers were talking about his superb display of confidence and talent. The season has almost ended and Jaheim Thomas of Dinthill Technical High School in Linstead, St. Catherine, has continued to live up to expectations, notwithstanding a knee injury that forced him to sit out some matches. Upon his post-injury return, he scored an incredible goal in the DaCosta Cup competition on December 17 to give his squad a 1-0 win over Edwin Allen High School. His performance peaked yesterday when he netted three of the fiveRead More →

They have football in their blood. Shamair Hutchinson and Asher Hutchinson – biological brothers – are standout members of the high-riding Dinthill Technical High School DaCosta Cup team. “I like football a lot,” Asher, the goalkeeper, told The Beacon. “Maybe it runs in our bloodline.” He and his brother have a number of paternal cousins who have played for some of the island’s top football clubs. Their father, Lezburn Hutchinson, played football for Papine High School as well as top flight clubs such as Cavalier and August Town. Their younger brother, Shavari Hutchinson, 14, is enrolled at Mount Pleasant Football Academy in St. Ann andRead More →