Windward Road, John Mills set for another gigantic battle

first_imgAfter breaking John Mills All-Age and Junior High’s 19-year winning streak at the championship in 2014, Windward Road All-Age and Junior High have set their sights on a third successive hold on the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Junior High Athletics Championships title when the 38th renewal begins at the National Stadium this morning at 9 a.m.Nearly 30 schools will be participating, with the champions set to earn $500,000 worth of running spikes courtesy of hosts INSPORTS. Clarendon’s Osborne Store are the lone entrants from outside Kingston and St Catherine.The Oral Whilby-coached Windward Road defeated John Mills by 92 points to end the Ransford Spaulding-coached team’s dominance in 2014. Then in 2015, they amassed 520.5 to claim the championship by 70 points over their archrivals.Although not overly confident, Windward Road’s head coach, Whilby, expects his team to make it a three-peat.”We can make it three in a row. We have the team to do so and we are very mindful of the job at hand and are ready to defend this title,” he said.”This team is not as strong as last year, and we are not looking for that margin of victory (70 points) this time. If we do it by a single point, I will be happy, but it will be a keenly contested championshipsSpaulding expects his team to put up a strong challenge, but is not making any predictions.”My team is always ready, whether or not we have a good team. I am not a person to call results, but I can tell you we are going to give a good account of ourselves. Our deficiency was in the junior (primary) area (last year), and I believe we have made strides in that area and we have some top athletes in the senior section. so we are coming to do our best and to perform. I can’t say we are going to win, but our objective is to win,” he added.last_img read more

West Ham put Moyes’ future on hold until end of season

first_imgDisenchanted West Ham fans vented their anger towards owners David Sullivan and David Gold during Saturday’s defeat at Brighton.And with the team just three points above the relegation zone, a protest march from the site of their old Upton Park ground to the London Stadium is planned prior to their game against Burnley on March 10.But West Ham chiefs have reiterated their stance that discussions over the future of former Manchester United boss Moyes will take place once the season is over.A statement read: “As previously stated on a number of occasions, the club and David Moyes agreed a deal until the end of the 2017/18 season, at which point both parties will sit down and discuss the future.“Until then, the board and David Moyes will continue to work closely together, with the manager having full responsibility of footballing matters and the full support of the board.“Everyone’s sole focus is on trying to achieve results for West Ham United.”Hammers vice-chairman Karren Brady has leapt to the defence of the under-fire owners after being questioned about their perceived lack of spending on players.She wrote on Twitter: “Re spend on players – DS/DG have spent £264m since 2010 & that does not take into account the millions more spent on wages, agent fees etc.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000West Ham give no indication as to whether David Moyes will stay beyond the end of the season © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 6 – West Ham say they won’t hold talks with under-fire manager David Moyes over his future with the Premier League strugglers until the end of the season.Moyes agreed a contract lasting until June when he replaced Slaven Bilic in November, but it has been reported he won’t stay with the east London club beyond this term regardless of whether they avoid relegation.last_img read more