More former Boyz for national programme - Burrell
Jamaica Football Federation president Captain Horace Burrell said he intends to invite more former Reggae Boyz who have excelled in their professional playing careers to come on board and play a bigger role in developing the national programme.
Burrell made the statements last Thursday after announcing that former Reggae Boyz Altimont Butler and Ricardo Gardner will assume duties as the new head and assistant coach, respectively of the
national under-20 team.
Former national under-20 coach Theodore Whitmore will take charge of the Futsal team, with former Harbour View and national player Fabian Taylor as his assistant.
"The next four years is going to be even more challenging and as we seek to develop the game there are lot of interesting aspects. One of the things that I will be looking forward to doing is to include a lot of our former Reggae Boyz in the technical aspects. My aim is to recruit former Reggae Boyz who have benefited from the programme and get them involved in the technical aspects of our football development," Burrell said.
"Quite a few have indicated their interest, and we will be working in this area with them," he added.
Burrell said they should soon begin work on the final phase (dormitories) at the football academy, which he said will play an important role in the development of future national players.
"We want to get it properly organised and with the irrigation system in place so we can have two excellent fields with the dormitories so we can put up our Reggae Boyz comfortably," he said.