Kingston, Jamaica: The Jamaica Hockey Federation (JHF) will be hosting eleven teams from across the Caribbean & Latin American region for the Pan American Hockey Federation’s qualifying event for the Central American & Caribbean (CAC) Games 2018. The event series will be held over the course of 7 days, starting from November 5 and ending on November 12. All match ups will be played at the JN Hockey Field in Mona.
Thirteen male and female teams with descend on Kingston to vie for one of two spots in the field hockey competition at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games which will be held in Barranquilla, Colombia, late July 2018. Teams will be representing Bermuda (Female Team Only), Guatemala, Guyana, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico (Male & Female Teams).
Fabian Stewart President of the Jamaica Hockey Federation (JHF) expressed, “It is a pleasure for us to be hosting a tournament of this magnitude on Jamaican soil as field hockey in Jamaica has much to gain. The event will position us in a favourable light to host other regional sporting event as well as lift the profile of the sport in Jamaica for our redevelopment plan.”
Recently, the JHF brought in Mr. Kwan Browne, high performance field hockey coach and internationally renowned player to provide assistance to Jamaica’s national male and female coaches (Nicolas Brown and Christine Bartley respectively) with their preparation of the Men’s and Women’s senior national teams, for the CAC Games Qualifiers.
The CAC Games qualifying event is being hosting in partnership with, JN Bank, National Tourist Board, the Jamaica Olympic Association, the Sports Development Foundation, COPA Airlines, Yello Media, the National Water Commission, the Jamaica Automobile Association, Home & Garden Care Limited, WATA, Sports of Jamaica, AVIS and the Pan American Hockey Federation. The Jamaica Hockey Federation (JHF) is a member of the international governing body of hockey, the Federation International de Hockey (FIH), the regional body, the Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF), and locally, the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA).