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Wolmer's Boys' Win Under 16 Polo Championship

On December 2nd, Wolmer's Boys' walked away with the Under 16 Jamaica Water Polo High School League Trophy.  They defeated Hillel Academy 14 - 10.  This is the second championship for Wolmer's Boys' as the Under 19 team recently won the senior trophy against Campion College.

 

Alum Ryan Foster was happy with the results: "As Chairman of Sports for this prestigious institution, I am pleased to have been a part of our team's success. As the main sponsor for the team, I am even more pleased to have witnessed the dedication and efficiency with which our boys applied themselves in both finals.  This is just one of the many championships that the school has achieved this year to go along with the strong academic showing over the years."

Both teams were guided by the hardworking coaching staff and management team: Barbara Barnes-Bryan (Manager), Justin Taylor (Head Coach), Jamal Chambers, Christoffe Winter, and Spencer Logan.

 

 

 

 

 

Meade’s journey to head JDF started at Wolmer’s

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Friday, December 02, 2016 

A journey that began at Wolmer’s Boys’ School in the 1970s wound its way through King’s House yesterday with the swearing-in of Brigadier Rocky Meade as the new Chief of Defence Staff of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).

Meade, who now holds the rank major general, relayed snippets of his life to dozens of guests and the media attending the swearing-in ceremony, at which Governor General Sir Patrick Allen gave the welcome and Prime Minister Andrew Holness gave the main address.

He told the guests that a question from his mother then, as to whether there were any uniformed groups at Wolmer’s which he could join, started him on the journey.

He learnt that there was a Jamaica Combined Cadet Force Unit at the school, enlisted, and was immediately infused with love for the military lifestyle.

He said that this led to him becoming an aeroplane pilot while still at Wolmer’s in the late 1970s, and eventually to his pole position as head of the JDF.

 

“The journey of a thousand miles began with that one step… and I saw the JDF as the next logical step to pursue my love for the military,” Meade said as he paid tribute to his mother for guiding him into the direction leading to his new role in serving his country.

“I commit to bear in mind the charges you have made for me,” he told the governor general. He also thanked the prime minister for showing confidence in him, by selecting him for the post.

Meade also paid tribute to his former commander, Brigadier General Antony Anderson, and another former chief of staff, Brigadier General Rudolph Green, who died on Wednesday night.

Prime Minister Holness said that he was confident that Meade has the experience, knowledge and training to continue building on the “solid foundation he has inherited, and the development trajectory set by his predecessors”.

“I have confidence that the legacy of the JDF and its value and relevance to Jamaica will continue, as new demands and new circumstances arise,” Holness said.

The prime minister also applauded the JDF’s multi-sectoral partnerships with other State agencies, including the Jamaica Constabulary Force, as key to ensuring the well-being of the country’s citizens.

“The Government has an unremitting resolve to address crime and build a bond of trust between our citizens and our security forces, through unquestionable conduct and mutual respect,” he said.

Holness added that recent improvements in business and consumer confidence in Jamaica, which the country is experiencing and which is encouraging both local and foreign investments, must be bolstered by improving and safeguarding the security of citizens. 

Wolmer's Boys Are Under 19 Water Polo Champions

On Thursday November 24th, Wolmer's Boys' School were crowned the Under 19 High School Water Polo Champions in a thrilling encounter with Campion College.

 

It was a re-match of last year's final when Campion College came out the winners but ‎this year the boys from North National Heroes Circle, led by their captain, Orane Garrick, came out with a purpose and remained focused in securing an 8 to 7 victory over their opponents.

‎It was a display of grit and determination by both schools which will re-new their rivalry in the Under 16 finale next week.

 

‎Head coach of Wolmer's Boys, Justin Taylor, was pleased with the performance of his team and congratulated them on a well fought victory.

 

 

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Team Wolmer's with Sub-Committee Chairman Chris Samuda and Chairman of the School's Sport Development Committee Ryan Foster ‎(second and third from left respectively)

 

Small hails Wolmer's Old Boys

By Shayne Fairman, November 21, 2016

 

With his Heroes Circle-based school poised to win a possible three trophies this season, Wolmer's Boys principal Dr Walton Small has hailed the invaluable role played by the "very active" alumni association.

The 10-time Manning Cup champions captured the prestigious ISSA-FLOW Super Cup one week earlier, and last Saturday night made light work of Kingston College enroute to this weekend's big Manning Cup final against Jamaica College.

A very happy Small, who believes Wolmer's will add the Manning Cup and all-island Olivier Shield titles to their Super Cup crown, did not disclose a figure but notes that the support is overwhelming.

 

fortunate schools

"Presence, funds, the resources that we need are provided. We are one of the fortunate schools where we have the resources to take care of our team, and that for me is one of the very serious positives about Wolmer's," he explained after his school strode into its second final since 2013.

Coach Vassell Reynolds, who described last Saturday's win as one of their biggest of the season, also underlined the help they have been getting from the school's old boys and other members of the school's community.

"It has been tremendous - the management, the school fraternity, the school community led by the principal and the staff, the students, and the parents - we are glad for all the support, this has been a significant boost to our programme," Reynolds underlined.

 

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