Facilities repairs program
The Jamaica Hockey Federation has embarked on a million dollar repair to the hockey facilities at Mona. These repairs became necessary because of damage by hurricanes Ivan and Dean, motor vehicle accidents, acts of vandalism and normal wear.
This undertaking includes the following:
The entire chain link fence around the complex and the inner fence around the turf will be re-aligned, gates replaced and some sections replaced. Barbed wire will be added to one section to improve the security of the complex.
The light towers that are tilting, because of the past hurricane, will be corrected and the assemblies at the top of each post repaired. Bulbs will be replaced and the lights refocused.
The turf will be repaired and restored to international standards. The goal boxes will be repaired and the technical area upgraded. The camera stand will also be repaired.
Spectator seating near the clubhouse will be replaced, additional new garbage receptacles will be placed on the premises, and trees planted around the parking area.
The containers that house the offices and equipment will be repaired and re-painted.
- Thanks to New Era Fencing some repairs have ready been completed.
The costs for these repairs are covered by grants from the Sport Development Foundation, International Hockey Federation (FIH), Pan-American Hockey Federation (PAHF), New Era Fencing, and members of the hockey fraternity.
All these repairs are expected to be completed by the middle of May. The focus will then shift to bringing back international hockey to Jamaica, as talks are afoot with a Regional Federation. These infra structural works will enhance our ability to improve our hockey programme, as well as our capacity to generate other funds through our own activities.