Digicel’s Star Balla of the week is Donjae Jackson is flying high for St George’s College

By Sports Desk November 24, 2021
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As a goalkeeper, Donjae Jackson of St George’s College has often been called on to soar through the air to pull off a spectacular save. It comes as no surprise then that he wants to become a pilot.

The talented shot-stopper, who is the main man between the stick for the Light Blues, has been flying high academically pulling down 10 CSEC subjects in Mathematics, English A, Industrial Technology Mechanical, Technical Drawing, Spanish, Information Technology, Geography, Physics, English B and Add Mathematics. Add those to with four CAPE Unit 1s, Jackson is another example of what is possible when one balances academics with sports.

“I was successful in obtaining 10 CSEC subjects and 4 Cape Unit 1 and, yes, it may be difficult at times but it’s all about time management,” said Jackson.

“I just try to complete my assignments and works as soon as possible to meet the required deadlines,” he added.

“After high school, I would like to proceed into the field of aviation. I would like to be a mechanical engineer or a pilot.”

If he is anything close to his idol, Ederson of Manchester City, Jackson is well on his way to becoming a world-class goalkeeper. He is also a fan of English football and it was no surprise that England is his favourite International team.

But back locally, his team St George’s College is relatively a young one and so far they are sitting in third in the group of death involving five former champions of the Manning Cup. The Light Blues are on six points from three games after defeating Kingston High 2-1 and Bridgeport 1-0. They had a minor setback as group leaders Kingston Technical 1-3.

“I am very confident that my team will be successful this year. We are taking the season one step at a time,” said Jackson. “We don’t underestimate. We play everyone equally and get the job done”

“My advice to young student-athletes is to remain focused in the classrooms and be disciplined both on and off the field,” said Jackson, who certainly mastered that.

 

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