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first_imgINSPORTS CommunityNetballFrazers Content and 3 West United were on fire, as they scored very emphatic wins in the Institute of Sports St Catherine Community Netball competition on Sunday.Frazers Content registered the biggest victory, hammering Spring Village 37-6 in their Zone Three encounter. In other group matches, DB Basovak won 17-10 over Dochecon, while Spanish Town Spartan and Old Harbour played out an exciting 19-19 tie.In Zone Two action, 3 West United pulverised Dream Team 32-3, while Marchlett beat Team Barnaby 30-9.In Zone One, Strikers United beat Phoenix Strikers 24-10 and Riverdale won 24-17 over Harkers Hall. The competition continues on Sunday.Ghetto World CupMeanwhile, as INSPORTS’ Kingston and St Andrew Community Football League – The Ghetto World Cup – continued on Sunday, Woodford Strikers notched a comprehensive 7-0 win over Kingston and St Andrew Strikers.In two other games, Stadium Gardens clipped Nannyville 1-0 and Kintyre turned back High Light View 2-0.FIFA coaching courseFIFA will host a Coaching Course from November 30 to December 4, which will focus on the coaching of female players. The course will be under the instruction of well known former England international footballer, Hope Powell. The course, which will be held at the JFF Football Centre, UWI, will have as participants coaches from the Sherwin Williams Women’s League, selected former national female players, national coaches and representatives of parish associations.The JFF has also invited GC Foster College, University of Technology and the Ministry of Education to send representatives.Powell, who has parental roots in Jamaica, is a former international football player who was the coach of the England women’s national football team and the Great Britain women’s Olympic football team up until 2013. She won 66 caps for England, making her debut for England at the age of 16 and played in the 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup. At 31 she became the youngest ever coach of an England national football team, as well as the first woman and first black person to hold that position.The JFF’s coaching development programme is supported by the Joan Duncan Foundation of the Jamaica Money Market Brokers.last_img

Matteo Darmian to Man United: Torino coach gives defender blessing

first_imgTorino coach Giampiero Ventura has given his blessing for Matteo Darmian to join Manchester United.The Italy international has been linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer and Sky Italia say an agreement has now been reached between the two clubs.Torino are said to have accepted an initial fee of 18million euros (£12.9million) with a further two million euros (£1.43million) in add-ons.Ventura told Sky Italia: “We have worked together for some time.“Because of his desire, humility and will to achieve things, it’s right to grant him the opportunity to realise a dream to play in the Champions League in a team that will fight to win it.“The transfer of an important player like him can open the door for us to build a stronger side.”Darmian will reportedly sign a four-year deal with United worth £2million per season and will undergo a medical on Friday.Italy’s first-choice right-back, Darmian has attracted the attention of top European clubs after another solid campaign with Torino.Toro president Urbano Cairo hinted earlier this week that Darmian could depart after four seasons at the club.“I told Darmian last year after the World Cup that if offers arrived for him I could not sell him then,” Cairo told the Italian press.“We had already sold (Ciro) Immobile and (Alessio) Cerci and I could not afford to lose another excellent player.“But I promised him we would review his situation this summer.“Football is like this and it’s normal that an extraordinary man like Matteo wants to try and win the Champions League.“Torino can’t win the Champions League.” 1 Torino defender Matteo Darmian last_img