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Jamaica Sports Federations and Governing Bodies

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By Venesha Johnson | Associate Writer

We are known as the "sprint capital of the world," and have a rich sports culture that extends far beyond our renowned success in track and field. The country's passion for sports transcends boundaries, with various sports federations and associations playing a vital role in promoting and nurturing athletic talent. Letโ€™s delve into some of Jamaica's prominent sports federations and governing bodies, highlighting their contributions to the development and growth of Jamaican sports.

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The Sports Development Foundation

As the organization that would offer resources to assist the growth and execution of sports in Jamaica, the Sports Development Foundation (SDF) was envisioned. Its goal is to implement proper plans, strategies, and programs to improve the physical infrastructure and human resources for sports at the local and national levels. Additionally, the SDF offers grants to athletes and support to sports organizations so they can compete internationally.

Contact Information:

  • Email:
  • Phone: 1 876 960-3717
  • Address: 31 Phoenix Ave, Kingston

The Jamaica Olympic Association

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), which holds the distinction of being the National Olympic Committee of Jamaica, joined the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1936. Since 1948, when we took part in our first Olympics in London, the JOA has served as the recognized representative of the Olympic movement and helped create legends. The Jamaica Olympic Association's goals are to grow, defend, and safeguard the Jamaican Olympic Movement as well as to ensure that Jamaican athletes compete in the Olympic Games.

Contact Information:

  • Address: Olympic Manor, 9 Cunningham Avenue Kingston 6
  • Phone: +1 876 927 3017 / +1 876 927 3018
  • Email:

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association

The JAAA is Jamaica's national athletic governing body. The JAAA's goal is to develop, promote, and govern athletics in Jamaica. To help athletes who would otherwise have trouble getting competing chances, they organize competitions and events throughout Jamaica.

Contact Information:

  • Address: 6 Tremaine Road, Kingston 6, Jamaica, West Indies
  • Phone: (876) 978-7102
  • Email:

The Jamaica Football Association

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) was established in 1965 after the Jamaica Football Association (JFA) was established in 1910. The JFF is in charge of overseeing the football league in Jamaica. It oversees the Jamaica National Premier League and all of Jamaica's national football teams. Parish Associations and Minor Associations make up the organization, and they oversee football on behalf of the JFF in their various regions.

Contact Information:

  • Phone: (876) 926 - 1182
  • Email:
  • Address: 20 St. Lucia Crescent, Kingston 5. JA. W.I

Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA)

Cricket holds a special place in Jamaican sports, and the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) serves as the governing body for the sport in the country. The JCA oversees both domestic and international cricket, nurturing talent through various leagues and tournaments. They focus on grassroots development, providing training programs, and organizing competitions to identify and nurture young cricketers.

Contact Information:

  • Address: 39 South Camp Road, Kingston 4
  • Email:
  • Phone: +1 (876) 922-8423

Netball Jamaica

In 2013, The Netball Foundation of Jamaica, a registered company and recognized nonprofit organization, adopted the name Netball Jamaica as its trading brand. The Jamaica Netball Association (JNA), which was established in 1958, was replaced by this new organization, which is now known as Netball Jamaica. The organization's stated goals for Jamaica's netball competition include achieving success on a national and international level, encouraging increased participation and fan involvement, and ensuring quality in all areas of the sport.

Contact Information:

  • Address: Suite 9, National Arena, Independence Park, Arthur Wint Dr, Kingston 6
  • Phone: (876) 926-0074

The Jamaica Basketball Association

The island's national basketball regulating body is the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA). a member of FIBA, the global governing organization, and Concencaba and FIBA Americas, the regional governing bodies. The promotion, management, and oversight of basketball in Jamaica, as well as international involvement, fall under the purview of JaBA.

Contact Information:

  • Address: National Arena, Arthur Wint Drive, Kingston 6
  • Phone: 876-906-6682
  • Email:

Jamaica's sports federations and associations play a crucial role in shaping the country's athletic landscape. From track and field to cricket, football, basketball, and netball, these organizations provide the infrastructure, guidance, and support necessary for athletes to thrive.

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References & Sources For Jamaica Sports Federations and Governing Bodies

  1. Member Associations - Jamaica Olympic Association. (n.d.). Jamaica Olympic Association. https:///member-associations/
  2. About Us - AthleticsJA.ORG. (n.d.). About Us - AthleticsJA.ORG.
  3. About Us โ€“ Jamaica Football Federation. (n.d.). About Us โ€“ Jamaica Football Federation.
  4. Sports Development Foundation โ€“ Jamaica Information Service. (2023, June 14). Sports Development Foundation โ€“ Jamaica Information Service.
  5. Contact Us โ€“ Jamaica Basketball Association. (2022, November 4). Contact Us โ€“ Jamaica Basketball Association.
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