JFF commends Blake on successful goalkeeping clinic

By Sports Desk December 16, 2023
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The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) commended Reggae Boyz Captain and goalkeeper Andre Blake for the successful hosting of a Goalkeeping Clinic at the UWI-JFF Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence over the last two days.  
 
Blake alongside national teammate Jahmali Waite, national goalkeeper coach Andre Sewell, Philadelphia Union’s goalkeeper coach Phil Wheddon, Reinas Academy’s Neo Oxford and Kingston College’s Robert Beckford, worked with 24 youth goalkeepers selected from the ISSA Manning Cup, daCosta Cup and two female goalkeepers from Reina’s Academy.  
 
General Secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation Dennis Chung lauded the initiative from Blake and his team of coaches.
 
“Andre is an outstanding ambassador for Jamaica and has always represented our nation well. We are pleased with this project and look forward to working with him in the future with more clinics of this nature. This will certainly aid the development of goalkeepers on the island," Chung said.
 
Blake, who is a three-time MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, made his senior debut for the Reggae Boyz in 2014, and will celebrate 10 years as a national player next year. He has been a part of five Concacaf Gold Cup squads for Jamaica, made one Copa America appearance in 2016, and was a member of the Jamaican team that won the 2014 Caribbean Cup.
 
The 33-year-old is expected to lead the Reggae Boyz in the Nations League semi-finals against United States, as well as the prestigious CONMEBOL Copa America tournament, next year.

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