Hinds taking his best game to CFU U-20 tourney
Defender Jahwani Hinds will be one of the key players when Jamaica's Under-20 Reggae Boyz compete in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) first round qualifiers in the Dominica Republic.
Action starts tomorrow and will end on Sunday, June 19.
Hinds was a rock in defence and a leader on and off the pitch for the Under-17s last year, and now that the Wolmer's Boys player has made the step up to the Under-20s, his defensive stability and his leadership qualities will be important.
He told STAR Sports before the team departed yesterday that they are prepared and he is ready to lead from the back.
"Right now my form is good because in the games we have played leading up to this tournament, the defence has not conceded many goals. And I am expected to lead the charge from the back being a senior player coming up from Under-17," he said.
He added: "I think the team will put on a good showing in this round. The quality that we have here is very good, all we have to do is apply ourselves the right way and execute what we have learnt in training.
"We have been through some very good training and we have two wonderful coaches who have provided us with the knowledge they have, so all we need to do is do our best."
The 18 year-old knows a good tournament can have a positive impact on the careers of the young player and he intends to bring his best game.
"With the aspiration to be a professional footballer, this is definitely is a good stage to go out and do your best, both on and off the field, so scouts can see you as a person they would want in their team," he added.