They are looking to extend the period of the Under-17 competition by approximately 2 months to provide more playing time for the players.
According to the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA), the Under-17 tournament’s duration should be extended so as to accommodate more talent in Jamaica.
Mark Bennett, the president of KSAFA, further disclosed that they are currently working on bringing back the Under-20 competition which was last staged in 2016. It was missing due to lack of support during the time when former president Wayne Shaw took over.
All the same, Bennett insisted that they are looking to extend the period of the Under-17 competition by approximately 2 months to provide more playing time for the players. He explained that they are looking at improving their youth programmes in ways that will benefit the clubs. He stated that the youth programmes are of great importance in the future of Jamaican football.
In the meantime, the summer months will have the Under-15 and Under-13 tournaments going down as the Under-10 tournament remains a quarterly competition.