National team aims for better placing

first_imgJamaica’s national dart team is looking forward to a stronger performance at this year’s Caribbean Championship that will be held in Barbados.The local body, Jamaica Dart Association (JDA), named a 13-member squad for the regional tournament to run from July 12-17.National player/coach Colin Chandia expects the team to finish better than the seventh place in last year’s competition.”We participated last year after a long layoff, where we finished seventh out of 12 teams. We have been working hard for the past three months in order to be better prepared,” Chandia told The Gleaner.”The main focus is to finish in a higher position. We should give a significant performance this year,” he emphasised.He is looking towards the senior players to inspire the team, which was selected from players participating in the ongoing local league.The full team is: Men – Albert Bailey (Portmore Contenders), Colin Chandia (Chelsea Precision), David Green (BOJ Gators), Dwight Smith (Chelsea Precision), Evon Faulkner (BOJ Gators), Lynford Jonas (Dynasty MoBay), Mark Birthwright (Central Miners) and Winston Ferguson (Portmore Stimulus).Women – Carol Cheese (Shooting Stars), Catherine Stewart (BOJ Gators), Jennifer Reid (MoBay Darters), Lorraine Nembhard (Portmore Contenders) and Marvel Brown (MoBay Darters).last_img read more

Sannino resigns as Watford manager

first_img1 Former Watford boss Giuseppe Sannino Watford have announced the resignation of Giuseppe Sannino as Hornets manager, 24 hours after his side beat Huddersfield 4-2 at home to climb up to second in the Championship table.The 57-year-old Italian has called time on his stay at Vicarage Road after just under nine months in charge, saying he had taken the club “as far as I can” despite their promising league position.“I took over a very talented squad when I arrived – but they were boys in many ways”, Sannino said on Watford’s official website.“I’m proud of what we have achieved and I have no doubt that the squad now, who look very much like men who know exactly what they must do, are very capable of getting promotion from this tough Championship league.“I know I have given everything to Watford; I have given my heart and soul to the job and I have been happy to do this because of the wonderful support I have received from everyone – and most of all the fans, who are truly amazing.“However I feel I have gone as far as I can so, for the benefit of me and the club, I feel the time is right for me to move on.”Sannino’s departure leaves a third vacancy in the Championship, with Leeds and Huddersfield also searching for a manager.Watford must now start their hunt, with several Italian names likely to be linked.Under the rule of the Pozzo family, the Hornets have opted for Gianfranco Zola and then Sannino, with the latter replacing the former after he left the job in December last year.A brief statement from the club said: “Watford FC wishes to thank Beppe Sannino for all that he has achieved while with the club, wishes him well for his future in football and extends an open invitation to Beppe and his family as guests of the Hornets at any future matches.”last_img read more

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