Dr. Paul Wright

  • A proposal to help athletes in financial need

    In a recent interview, the President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, revealed that some (the majority?) of our elite athletes are in financial need, as they prepare to represent the country, and themselves, in 2018. It appears as if a cash-strapped Government has been...
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    Where’s the adult example of good behaviour for our children?

      The care and protection of our children has been the subject of many stories in both the print and electronic media recently. The social media videos of parents “disciplining” children have prompted our Prime Minister to propose the banning of any form of physical contact between adult and...
  • Germany Soccer Bundesliga

    Jamaica, the JFF, Craig Butler and Leon Bailey

    As we come to the end of October, football fans in Jamaica are being treated to a plethora of quality football via cable and free-to-air television. The English Premier League (EPL), Spanish League, German, and Italian leagues are all available, as well as our local Premier League, schoolboy football...
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    Now that the JFF has a new president…

    The “most important” election for the Presidency of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is now over. Michael Ricketts defeated the challenge of my long-time friend and Undergraduate colleague Ambassador Stewart Stephenson. The ones who decide the outcome of the “competition”, the delegates, voted (8 to 5) for Mr. Ricketts....
  • Medical care for our children at play extremely vital

    The schoolboy football season has begun with 42 schools entering the Manning Cup and 89 schools entering the DaCosta Cup competitions. If you estimate that each squad has 20 of our children involved in pre-season training, and now the term-long competition, it means that 2,620 kids are involved in...
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    Great need for training in Sports Administration and Sports Medicine

    The 2017 World Championships in Athletics held in London England is now over.  The last big athletic event held in London was the 2012 Olympics. That event now has the reputation as the “dirtiest Olympics ever” according to a Mail On Sunday expose. The report brings to the fore the...

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