Jaaden Williams

Jamaica College (JC), according to information out of Belize, has offered 14-year-old athlete Jaaden Williams a scholarship, setting the stage for an intriguing development in the young talent’s burgeoning career.

Despite not clinching medals at the recently concluded CARIFTA Games in Grenada, Williams’ potential has evidently caught the eye of one of the region’s athletics powerhouses, according to the report on breakingbelizenews.com. ALSO READ: Gabby Thomas Sets the Track Ablaze with Impressive Wins in 100m and 200m at Texas Relays

Williams has been given the opportunity to further his education and athletic training in Jamaica, a country renowned for its track and field success. This offer marks a significant milestone for the young athlete, who expressed his surprise and optimism about the future. “The offer came out of the blue despite my performance at the Games,” Williams shared with reporters upon his return to Belize.

Jamaica College (JC) boasts several Caribbean athletes on its roster, competing not only in track and field but also in football. They secured second place to Kingston College (KC) at the 2024 Champs. ALSO READ: Tiffany James-Rose Cites Personal Health Issues Behind Anti-Doping Whereabouts Violations

At the CARIFTA Games, he competed in the triple jump, landing a distance of 11.96 meters (39 feet, 2.75 inches), and in the long jump, achieving 5.37 meters (17 feet, 7.5 inches), yet fell short of reaching the podium. ALSO READ: Nickecoy Bramwell’s Reaction to Breaking Usain Bolt’s Record at Carifta Games

Williams, who is slated to start his new journey in September, harbors aspirations beyond athletics; he hopes to become a pilot. His move to Jamaica College could well be the stepping stone needed to realize both his sporting and professional dreams.

Belize celebrated success at the CARIFTA Games through Demetrie Meyers’ gold in the 3,000 meters and a bronze medal from 16-year-old Brooklyn Lyttle in the Under-17 girls’ long jump.

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