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Jamaica's Maroons head for 2nd Canada Cup Tournament

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The Special Olympics Jamaica Maroons will play in a floorball tournament in Canada. It will take place May 15th to 19th in Toronto at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (formerly Maple Leaf Gardens). The organizers are expecting the usual representation from Europe, the US, and naturally teams from across Canada. Special Olympics Jamaica is the only squad attending from the Special Olympics North America Region. “Competing in this year’s event is the culmination of a great amount of effort. We’ve been working for a year on the observations from last year’s event and I feel that we can do better this time” said floorball coordinator Victor Brown. The delegation consists of the following athletes: Oshain Daley (goalkeeper), Orion McCaw (Vice-Captain), Sydney Manyan (Captain), Rocky Lindsey, Nigel Davis. Our partners were: Christopher Palmer, Ricardo Frater, Rosene Hewitt, Orseano Benjamin, O’Shain Rhooms, Damion Barrett, David Bromfield, Senior athlete Richard Oates will again attend the referee clinic. He will be joined by Valerie Murphy our Institute of Sport representative (charged with promoting Floorball across the island). They may even get some court time. Dario Müller will assist me with the bench responsibilities. The management off-court activities will be handled by Kimberly Thompson and Rodney Jule. “We’ve come a long way since last year. This a new group of teammates with a different attitude. I’m looking forward to exhibiting what we’ve learnt from the visit of the European players. If we play as best we can’ we’ll do well, ” said Sydney Manyan Team Captain.

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I have been working with Special Olympics Jamaica for 16 years.