Under-15 Boyz promise much - Lawrence

July 24, 2017
Aaron Lawrence

Coach Aaron Lawrence is looking forward to great things from the team at the inaugural staging of the CONCACAF Under-15 Boys Championship in the United States of America (USA) next month.

Lawrence has been preparing the Jamaica Under-15 boys for the past two month in training camps.

"Preparation is successful so far. We have seen some good talent in the squad, so we are looking for great things in the USA," Lawrence said following the Jamaica team 1-2 loss to St George's College team that is preparing for the Manning Cup, yesterday morning.

"This squad could mean great things for Jamaica in the future. We have a lot of talent. We had a selection process where we looked at 70 players across the island and it is down to 30 as the core group," he disclosed.

"We will select a final 18-man squad for the tournament that should be done in a week time. I already have an idea of the squad that will be going to the regional tournament," Lawrence added.

The training camp took a break yesterday and will resume on Wednesday until next Sunday. The team is set to depart for the USA on August 11. The CONCACAF Under-15 Boys Championship is scheduled from August 13-19.

Jamaica is placed in Group A alongside Mexico, Honduras and Panama. A total of 40 countries will be participating.

Jamaica's last training squad reads: Ahmal Nugent-Hudson, Raheim Heaven, Christopher Pearson, Matthieu Graham, Kenroy Campbell, Giovanni Mitto, Rushaun Duncan, Rajay Wright, Kaeleb Rainford, Ethan Horrobin, Shamar Haffenden, Nickham Campbell, Omar Reid, Jamone Shepherd, Kellijah Morgan, Ricardo Laing, Scott McLeod, Hasani Barnes, Okeefe Cunningham, Isaac Scott, Dwayne Atkinson, Dwayne Allen, Khalifah Richards and D'Shawn Brown.

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