by Keith Whitelock, 8/7/12
One year ago, the first Rugby League Development Fund was awarded to Jamaica. For those who don't know, the Rugby League Development Fund is a concept run by Rugby League Planet in which members of the fund donate
$120 annually to help develop the sport of Rugby League in one deserved country. With interest slowly gaining throughout the course of the first year, we managed to raise $1,000 to assist with the development of Rugby League in the Caribbean nation. After receiving a great level of interest and applications, we feel our members came to a great decision. 12 months on, we asked Romeo Montieth just how far our donation went and if it made a difference. Romeo had the following response:
By Phil Caplan, Date: 26/9/13
DUHANEY PARK RED SHARKS 28 VAUXHALL VULTURES 23 - Red Stripe Football Field, Kingston
A terrific score from Nathan Campbell and late try saving tackle by Robert Rodney saw Duhaney Park Red Sharks secure a 28-23 victory over defending champions Vauxhall Vultures in a thrilling JRLA National Club Championship Grand Final.
The Jamaican Rugby League Association will start an eight team 9-a-side competition today, Saturday March 1 at the Olympic Gardens Football field.
The competition is divided into two groups with four teams in each. Group A features Olympic Garden Angels, Duhaney Park Red Sharks B, Washngton Blvd. Bulls and Kingston Central Hounds. Group B consists of Liguanea Dragons B, North Street Falcons, Portmore Eliminators and Rosehall Rugby League Club.
By Phil Caplan, Date: 15/2/13
Spanish Town Comprehensive from St. Catherineâ€™s are celebrating becoming the U16 and U19 Jamaica Rugby League Association High School champions in a notable double Grand Final success.
JAMAICA RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW
Information on this page was updated - 11/3/2014
Foundation Year - 2004
International Team - Reggae Warrirors
Top level domestic competition - Jamaica in 2012 have 8 community club teams, 5 university teams, and 12 high schools and 5 primary schools playing tag rugby league.
By Phil Caplan, 18/6/13
The Jamaica Rugby League Association successfully staged its second annual Primary School Championship this weekend at GC Foster College with over 100 children from six schools participating.
Defending champions Seaview Gardens were superb for the second year running, chalking up five wins and a draw to retain their title ahead of Naggohead Primary, Crescent Primary, Dupont Primary, Southboro Primary and Trafalgar Christian Academy.
Date: The thirteenth JRLA championship season has ended with Duhaney Red Sharks completing a three-peat, retaining their title with a hard-fought 10-4 win over GC Foster College at the Up Park Camp, home of Jamaica Defence Force.
Having qualified for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup for the first time in their history – and the naugural Caribbean nation to do so – the Jamaican Rugby League Association has appointed joint operations directors in the UK.
By Tony Munro, Date: 23/6/12
Duhaney Park Red Sharks club stalwart, Otis Brae, will perhaps have one of the most pressurised roles in Jamaican Rugby League when the 2012 season starts today (Saturday, June 23).
Brae takes over the coaching role of the JRL defending premiers from Jamaican league legend Romeo Monteith for their title defence which begins against GC Foster College.