Kickin’ It With Bob Marley

In the gym with a soccer-loving reggae legend. He sang about “one love,” but Bob Marley was passionate about many things, including the game of soccer. At home, in the studio, or on the road, Marley was never far from a ball. “Football is freedom,” he once said, and throughout his life, the game provided a refuge and release from the stresses of touring. In … Continue reading Kickin’ It With Bob Marley

Just give Jamaica the trophy, Netball NZ!

Opinion By Jamie Wall @jamiewall2 jamie.wall81@gmail.com Netball NZ’s refusal to let Jamaica take the Taini Jamison trophy home is another PR failure for an organisation that really doesn’t need one right now, writes Jamie Wall. Jhaniele Fowler Reid of Jamaica celebrates with the Taini Jamison Trophy after winning the final against the Silver Ferns. Photo: PhotoSport You have to hand it Netball NZ. Just when it seemed like they couldn’t possibly … Continue reading Just give Jamaica the trophy, Netball NZ!

Beautiful Bronze for Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls

The Jamaica netball team rebounded from the heartbreaking one-goal loss to England in their semi-final game on Saturday, to score a 60-55 win over New Zealand in the bronze medal match and secure the country’s 27th and final medal of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Sunday. It was the first time that Jamaica were defeating the Kiwis in a major tournament. Cheered on by … Continue reading Beautiful Bronze for Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls

Jamaica Reggae Rollers get ready to rock!

In 1966 the core sport of lawn bowls was left out of the commonwealth games for the first and only time in the games history. The reason for this was because the country that held the games had no facilities to play the sport. The host country was Jamaica. Fast forward 47 years to 2013 when @bowlsjamaica Andrew Newell held the first of the KNCC … Continue reading Jamaica Reggae Rollers get ready to rock!