clear back
Social Share:
Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

The Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) is pushing ahead with plans to stage schoolboys football this season with the Under 16 kicking off the season in early October, followed later by the Manning Cup and daCosta Cup, pending government approval, it was announced on Tuesday.

A release later Tuesday afternoon confirmed news that broke earlier in the day that the schoolboys football season could be on as ISSA said they had met and “approved plans for High School sporting competitions to resume by mid-October 2020.”

The release said the junior competition as well as basketball and netball are scheduled to start in early October before the start of the senior football competitions.

“While declaring their intentions to resume competitions, the governing body for High School sports in Jamaica made it clear that any resumption will be subject to Governmental approval and a safe, healthy and secure environment for participants and stakeholders,” the release pointed out.

“The membership of ISSA, which comprises High School principals, discussed a number of protocols which are to be implemented to facilitate the safe return of its competitions. These protocols are to be presented to the relevant Government Officials for ratification and the final approval before dissemination to its schools,” they also said.

The Latest


Latest DaCosta Cup News

Ben Francis KO semis decided

Holders Edwin Allen High, two former winners Glenmuir High and Rusea’s High as well as first timers York Castle High…

Central makes history

Central High made history after they defied the odds to qualify for their first-ever ISSA daCosta Cup semi-finals after…

One nil, order of the day

All four games in the opening round of the ISSA DaCosta Cup quarterfinals ended in 1-0 scorelines on Wednesday. Edwin…

DCup quarterfinals completed

The quarterfinals of the ISSA daCosta Cup football competition were completed on Saturday as the drama unfolded at two…

Five quarterfinal spots taken

Cornwall College vs Paul Bogle action
Five of the eight spots in the ISSA daCosta Cup football competition have been filled after Dinthill Technical, William…

Garvey on thin ice

Garvey Maceo High’s ISSA DaCosta Cup title defence could end as early as Friday unless they beat Manchester High by two…

Two lose unbeaten tags

Former champions Dinthill Technical and York Castle High both had their unbeaten records snapped on Saturday as the…

Central surprise Irwin

Central High School’s 3-1 win over the previously unbeaten Irwin High was the only surprise in the first leg of the…

Cornwall given life line

Cornwall College were given a big lifeline for to qualify for the second round of the ISSA daCosta Cup football…