JAAA to stage 10-day camp in Japan

first_imgJamaica’s team to the IAAF World Championships will stage a ten-day training camp in Tottori Prefecture in Southern Japan, before travelling to Beijing, China, for the August 22-30 meet. The camp will be at little or no cost to the Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association (JAAA), as the Japanese have promised to take care of all Jamaica’s expenses while the athletes are in camp. According to JAAA President Dr Warren Blake, the Japanese will also underwrite all costs for the team to travel to the championships and back to Japan, from where they will depart for home. “Fortunately for us, the camp that is going to take place in Tottori Prefecture will be paid for by the Japanese. That has reduced the cost of sending a team to Beijing tremendously for us,” he said. “Not only will they be looking after the cost of the camp, but all travel in Japan will be looked after by them. Travel from Japan to Beijing and back to Japan will be covered by the Tottori Prefecture,” he added. Jamaica has had problems in the past to get their top athletes to attend these training camps before major championships, but Blake is confident that this will not be an issue this time. “The camp is shaping up, and the report I have got from the team manager is that he expects all the athletes to be in the camp. We are getting support from the major camps (track clubs) and different groups and, at this moment, I don’t foresee any problems,” he said. The team for the World Championships will be announced on August 10, the final day for entries for the meet. “Over this weekend there will be a North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association championship in San JosÈ, Costa Rica, and a number of athletes will be given the opportunity to make standards, even at that time. So you cannot name a team and leave out potential athletes. Once we have submitted the names to the IAAF on the tenth, they will be released to the media,” Blake said. REDUCED COSTlast_img read more


first_imgFUNDRAISING: The Cope Team will take part in a Cyclathon at The Cope Food-store in Dungloe this Friday!They aim to cycle from Carrickfinn Airport to Dublin Airport and back again in eight hours!! Please show your support to the Cope Team as they raise further funds which will be used to enhance and develop the local Community.Over €100,000 has already been donated to the local Community from various fundraising events by The Cope.The Cope Community Trust has just reached a huge milestone having raised and donated over €100,000 to local community based projects!The Cope Community Trust was established by The Cope in 2010 and as Mark Sharkey, Chairman of The Cope Community Trust, explains, “The Trusts primary aim is to support and provide funds where possible, to community based projects and to encourage and support the development of local community groups, organisations, clubs and schools.” The Trust is managed by a Committee made up of Cope Staff and members of the Community who have the responsibility to allocate funding to groups and organisations who submit applications to the Trust throughout the year.“The goal of the Trust is to raise as much money as possible through internal company fund raising and collections.“Since our inception five years ago, there has been many beneficiaries of the Community Trust and we are very fortunate that some of these beneficiaries have in-turn fundraised themselves for the Trust,” says Mark Sharkey.“I would like to thank all the Cope staff, their families and the Community Trust beneficiaries for committing to this cause and helping to make a difference in our community”.“The Cope Community Trust has become an integral part of the Cope’s ethos and it is vitally important to our entire team that we maintain it as part of the Cope’s heritage.”Application forms for the Trust are available on The Cope website www.thecope.ie. THE COPE CYCLATHON TEAM TO EMBARK ON TREK FROM CARRICKFINN TO DUBLIN AIRPORT! was last modified: November 19th, 2015 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)last_img read more