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PANTHERS SPORTS CLUB

Panthers International Elite Track and Field Club was established and founded in December 1983 by Coach Evans ‘Jawakie’ Jones, upon returning from a successful one month OAS, Organization of American States, certified coaching course held in Mexico City.  Coach Jones started his track and field career in 1981 and turned to coaching after a severe thigh injury in 1983.

Panthers Club quickly became a dominating club throughout the years as Coach Jones attended many IAAF, International Association of Athletics Federation, coaching courses thereby establishing himself as a certified/ qualified IAAF Coaching Education Lecturer in 1988.  He lectured until 2006 in Trinidad, Barbados, Guyana, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat and Antigua.

The club embarked on several trips abroad where he single handedly took athletes to New York, Maryland, New Jersey, Miami, Peurto Rico, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Trinidad, Barbados and St. Kitts.  15 athletes have gained scholarships to the United States and Jamaica as a result of their athletic abilities and academics.

The years 2000 to 2002 was a dormant period for the club, after which Panthers rose once more to dominance having athletes attending the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games and athletes training hard to earn their place on the 2016 Olympic Team.  Two young Panther athletes, Bliss Soleyn and Coull Graham, competed in the 2015 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing China where Bliss placed 4th in the 100m.

Panther Olympians

  • Lavern Bryan 1998
  • Joycelyn Joseph 1984 – 1988
  • Sonia Williams 1996 – 2008
  • Anthony Henry 1984
  • Dale Jones 1984 – 1992
  • St. Clair Soleyn 1988
  • Kenmore Hughes 1996
  • Mitchel Brown 1996
  • Pete Jeffery 1996

Coaches

  • Evans Jawakie Jones 1984, 1988, 1996, 2004, 2006 & 2015 Youth       
  • Marlon Mack 2008

Three (3) Iaaf Coaches

  • Evans Jawakie Jones IAAF Level 5 Chief Coach
  • Mitchel Brown IAAF Level 2 Coach
  • Marlon Mack IAAF Level 3 Jumps and Throws Coach

Olympics

  • Level 1 Kiddies Athletic Lecturer

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