Tony James

  • Honesty, transparency, consultation in national development

      The source of the major issues in football administration revolve around universal, dare I say, family-oriented issues.  Critical to good governance are: Speaking the truth — building trust — keeping your word and avoiding their “bigger cousin”, corruption.  Consultation and Inclusion —  stop hiding “confidential issues” from affiliates/stakeholders.  Respect for varying viewpoints, especially stakeholders. 4.  Constitutional guidance from knowledgeable...
  • JFF needs to win back fans and public trust

      The Jamaica Football Federation’s (JFF’s) negative legacy precedes this administration and involves a politicization of the JFF’s constitution, with the major objective, to ensure that presidential power is easily attained with the fewest possible members. Thirteen members (13 parishes) alone now represent football. There are no spaces for...
  • Reggae Girlz

    An early goal, nervous first 20 minutes with unnecessary turnovers, meant that despite excellent goalkeeping, and Jamaican determination right to the final minutes — Brazil 3 (ranked 10 in the world) Jamaica 0 (ranked 53 in the world) was not unexpected. As we sat in Grenoble’s full stadium with...
  • Jamaica’s Professional Football – A Rural Perspective

    The Original National League, involved 16 parish champions (2 from KSAFA), which solved the problem of island-wide inclusion of Jamaica’s best football players. Quality however and a change in structure of our top tier competition, over the years, by relegation and promotion, is what has produced existing structure resulting from the...