Blake is a successful professional who has played for the national team since 2014. He plays his club football for Philadelphia Union
The Jamaican Football Federation has praised Reggae Boyz captain Andre Blake for organizing a football clinic that aims to promote local footballers. Blake began this initiative in the previous week. The JFF claimed that they were impressed that the initiative was a success.
The clinic is meant to give local goalkeepers a chance to showcase their skills. It was hosted held in the Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence. The young goalkeepers were performing under the watchful eye of Blake, Philadelphia Union’s goalkeeper coach Phil Wheddon and national goalkeeper coach, Andrew Sewell. The youngsters were also coached by Reggae Boy Jahmali Waite, Kingston College’s Robert Beckford and Reinas Academy’s Neo Oxford.
The football clinic selected 24 youth goalkeepers from ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup and the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup. They were also working with two female goalkeepers from Reina’s Academy.
Dennis Chung, the general secretary of the JFF, praised Blake for being an outstanding ambassador of Jamaican football. He said that they are pleased that the Reggae Boyz goalkeeper is helping young players to follow in his footsteps. He also confirmed that the federation is hoping to work with Blake on future clinics of the same nature. The JFF believes that these types of clinics will help in the development of local goalkeepers.
Blake is a successful professional who has played for the national team since 2014. He will celebrate 10 years as a Reggae Boyz player in 2024. He plays his club football for Philadelphia Union. He has received the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award three times in his career.
Blake has represented Jamaica five times in the Concacaf Gold Cup. He was also part of the squad that represented Jamaica in the 2016 Copa America. Blake won the 2014 Caribbean Cup together with his Reggae Boyz teammates.