Gardener appointed U-20 head coach

first_imgFormer Reggae Boyz captain Ricardo Gardner has replaced his 1998 World Cup teammate, Theodore Whitmore, as the national Under-20 head coach.Altimont Butler, also a former Reggae Boy, will be his assistant.Whitmore will be in charge of the national Futsal team that will be involved in a tournament in Cuba next January. Fabian Taylor will be his assistant.President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Captain Horace Burrell in announcing the change at the Sherwin Williams Women’s League awards ceremony held at the JFF’s offices last Thursday expressed dissatisfaction with the transition of local talent from the schoolboy level to national representation.”There has been a lot of talk about youth development in Jamaica. I am very happy to announce that JFF will be making some changes in this regard,” the JFF boss said.”The transition between the Manning Cup and daCosta Cup and the senior national team is not what it should be. After extensive discussions with the director of football (Vinimore Blaine), a decision was made to put the two former Reggae Boyz players in charge of the Under-20 team,” Burrell said.Butler told The Sunday Gleaner that although he has more experience as a coach than Gardner, he (Butler) is willing to play any role in a coaching position.”I am a Jamaican and will to do duties for the country in any role as a coach,” Butler said following the announcement.Butler, who has coached in Europe and the United States has a ‘B’ licence in football coaching, while Gardner is currently pursuing his licence. Gardner is also a member of Harbour View FC coaching staff.Jamaica will participate in the Under-20 World Cup qualifiers, starting next year.last_img read more


first_img“L to R, Noel Matthews, MD Matthews Coach Hire, Michael Coleman and Karl Sweeney, Training Director Swilly Group. Michael attended the Swilly Group Momentum funded Export & Transport Manager course in 2012/2013. Michael served his work placement with Matthews Coach Hire and has secured full time employment with Matthews. Michael has progressed through his course from being Long Term Unemployed to now holding a full time, senior management position with a progressive company for over a year”Over TWO HUNDRED places on Job seeking support programmes have been awarded to Donegal as part of the second round of EU funded Momentum initiative, a job seeking support programme managed by SOLAS.The places are FREE to persons who have been on Job Seekers Allowance/Benefit and actively seeking work for 12 months or more.All programmes run under Momentum involve job seeking support, certified vocational training and a period of work placement providing an excellent opportunity for persons to secure employment. The Vocational training being provided on Momentum 2 includes Transport Management, Childcare, Professional Food & Beverages Services, Surf Instructing with Lifeguarding as well as the very popular Bus and Truck Driving Programmes.A full range of Momentum courses is available on the Momentum website, http://www.momentumskills.ieThis is the second round of Momentum Programmes to be rolled out in the North West.Letterkenny based training company, the Swilly Group will be responsible for the delivery of a number Momentum programmes in Donegal. Director of Training Services, Karl Sweeney, told Donegal Daily, “In the previous round of Momentum, we helped secure employment for a large number of persons who were unemployed for a long time.“We have established relationships with a wide network of employers throughout Donegal who are actively seeking new employees.“This provides us with an advantage in helping people get a job opportunity.Karl told Donegal Daily, “Our Momentum programmes a more than just a training course. We support the participants in overcoming their barriers to employment and help the participant gain the skills and qualifications that local employers want.“A key aspect of Momentum is we create that all important link between the participant and the employer and support the participants make a smooth transition into employment”. Carl Vesey who completed the Swilly Group Bus Driving Course last year explained the significance of the impact of the course on his life .He told Donegal Daily, “Before undertaking the Swilly Drive bus course, I couldn’t pay my mortgage – now I’m up and running again.If you’d like to find out a little more about any of Swilly Groups Momentum programmes, visit the website at or contact our office at (074) 91 51212.SWILLY DRIVE STEERING THE LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED BACK INTO WORK was last modified: October 10th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessFeaturesnewsSwilly Drivelast_img read more

NSW launches new Aboriginal Tourism toolkit

first_imgSource = Destination NSW NSW launches new Aboriginal Tourism toolkitNSW launches new Aboriginal Tourism toolkitA new travel industry toolkit featuring more than 50 Aboriginal tourism products and experiences is set to boost Indigenous tourism in NSW.Produced by Destination NSW in partnership with NSW Aboriginal tour operators, the Toolkit updates an earlier guide to working with Aboriginal tourism businesses.Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said, “This is a fantastic business directory for the tourism industry to connect visitors with the huge range of Indigenous tourism experiences on offer here in NSW, and is an important initiative in our Aboriginal Tourism Action Plan.”“In NSW visitors can explore ancient art sites and artefacts, taste bush tucker, see wildlife and stunning scenery and connect with the Dreamtime through story, art, ritual and dance. Our State is home to Australia’s largest Aboriginal population represented by many different Tribal Groups each with a unique story to tell.”Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra Chipchase said the Toolkit will provide NSW Aboriginal tourism businesses with greater cut through in the competitive travel marketplace.“Destination NSW has been supporting NSW Aboriginal tourism businesses to become market and export ready and will be working hard to promote these experiences to travel agents and wholesalers around the world who design and sell travel packages for millions of visitors to NSW,” Ms Chipchase said.NSW Aboriginal Tourism Operators Council Working Group Member, Dwayne Bannon Harrison said, “This Toolkit is an ideal hub for showcasing First Nation tourism operators in NSW, and will create more opportunities and economic growth for our businesses and communities at large. It also assists with ensuring all the products are authentic, owned and facilitated by Aboriginal operators, delivering quality experiences for visitors.”The popularity of Indigenous tourism experiences in NSW continues to grow. In the year ending September 2016, more than 394,000 domestic and international visitors participated in an Aboriginal cultural tourism experience in NSW – up 50 per cent on the previous year.last_img read more