JFF, Umbro unveil new kits

first_imgUmbro has unveiled the new home and away kits for the Jamaica Football Federation National Teams, with a campaign inspired by the unique culture and energy of the Caribbean nation.​ The new JFF/Umbro home and away kits will be worn by the JFF this week – the away design will make its debut in today’s friendly fixture against Ecuador in New York, while the home will feature as Jamaica begin their CONCACAF Nations League campaign versus the Cayman Islands at the National Stadium on Sunday. The new home jersey is in Jamaica’s traditional vibrant gold colour, with a striking black, green and gold taping design on the sleeves inspired by the Umbro double diamond logo and the country’s iconic flag. On the body of the shirt there is a subtle embossed graphic inspired by the palm trees that line the Jamaican coastline. Black shorts with the colourful taping trim and yellow socks complete the home look. The away shirt is sure to start some lively conversations amongst football fans, with an eye-catching design inspired in equal parts by current trends for strong graphics and the vibrant culture of Jamaica. A black jersey with green collar and sleeve trims, it features a vivid, colourful graphic on the mainbody that draws from the colours of the Jamaican nation, the energy of the island’s culture and Umbro’s timeless diamond logo. The Reggae Boyz nickname features on the back neck in yellow, while a tonal black version of the home kit’s taping design runs down the sleeves of the shirt and also features on the accompanying yellow shorts.  Black socks complete the away strip. Both home and away kits are crafted from lightweight performance materials designed for movement and breathability. Both designs will be worn throughout Jamaica’s involvement in the CONCACAF Nations League tournament, with the ultimate aim of qualification for the 2022 World Cup. The new Jamaican 2018/19 Kits go on sale on September 7, 2018 and replicas may be ordered at that time online at www.JFF.Livelast_img read more

American group to travel to Letterkenny for Relay for Life 2017

first_imgAs the countdown continues to this year’s Donegal Relay for Life its impact on a global scale can be gauged by the confirmation that a group from the United States will be travelling to participate in the event on May 27th/28th.In the light of the recent announcement of a major new research project for cancer survivors to be based at Letterkenny University Hospital, the news that a team of fifteen Relayers will be making the journey to Donegal adds another boost in the never ceasing battle against the disease.“We don’t realise the impact we have here in Letterkenny and how this is so much a global movement,” Donegal Relay committee member, Ena Barrett, told Tuesday night’s launch of Relay 2017. Two members of the U.S. team had watched last year’s Relay for Life in Letterkenny via the live streaming of the event and the impact of the singing of ‘Ireland’s Call’ at the end of it touched them profoundly so much so that they knew Ireland would be their next destination.One of the American representatives, Nancy Douglas, herself a cancer survivor, said she had been stunned to hear Donegal Relay chairperson, Robert O’Connor, talk at last year’s Relay about her diagnosis and refer to a posting she had put on Facebook.At this week’s launch in the Mount Errigal Hotel, an appeal went out for more teams to take part in the event in May.“We are trying to raise 100,000 euro towards the research project which is a huge target and we are looking to get fifty teams involved this year,” committee member, Seamus Devine, revealed. “If you know of anyone who is even half thinking about it, try and encourage them to go the full way and get a team together.”A number of cancer survivors addressed the launch including well known broadcaster, Donal Kavanagh, a member of the survivors choir that will be performing at the Relay for Life event.He highlighted the vital role that caregivers play in the recovery process – work that often went unrecognised.An appeal also went out to local secondary schools to get involved in the Relay project.The research project, which will cover a period of twelve to eighteen months, will involve 120 participants who will attend the cancer unit at Letterkenny University Hospital. A devise will be used to monitor diet, sleep and exercise patterns during the programme and the research will help determine how people feel both physically and psychologically after they have had cancer and how it can be improved.The major initiative will be confined to Donegal initially but it is hoped to lead on to a national level eventually.American group to travel to Letterkenny for Relay for Life 2017 was last modified: February 9th, 2017 by StephenShare 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:AmericacancerletterkennyRealy For Liferlast_img read more